Wedding Shot List

Below are some example shots that are common for most weddings. We recommend using this list as a starting point to create a list of photos you want from your wedding. Choose what you want and leave the rest. Please add your ideas to help us make your experience unique.

Getting Ready

  • Bride having her hair styled and makeup applied
  • Bride’s gown hanging on a padded hanger, spread on the bed, or draped over a chair
  • Still life shots of the bride’s shoes, jewelry, something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue
  • Detailed shots of the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets
  • Candid shots of the bridesmaids getting dressed
  • Mother buttoning or zipping up the bride’s dress
  • Mother helping the bride with one last detail, such as the veil
  • Full-length shot of the bride in her gown, looking at herself in a mirror
  • Bridesmaids reacting to the bride in her gown
  • Father seeing the bride in her gown
  • Bride with her parents and siblings
  • Bride with her bridesmaids
  • Groom getting ready with his father and groomsmen
  • Close-up shot of the wedding bands
  • Groom with his parents and siblings
  • Groom with the best man
  • Groom with his groomsmen
  • Groomsmen putting on boutonnieres or ties
  • Bride and groom separately making their way to the ceremony

Posed Group Shots

  • Bride and groom together
  • Bride with her mother
  • Bride with her father
  • Bride with both parents
  • Bride with her entire immediate family
  • Groom with his mother
  • Groom with his father
  • Groom with both parents
  • Groom with his entire immediate family
  • Bride and groom with bride’s family
  • Bride and groom with groom’s family
  • Bride and groom with both sets of parents
  • Bride and groom with immediate family members from both sides
  • Bride and groom with bridesmaids
  • Bride and groom with groomsmen
  • Bride and groom with flower girl and ring bearer
  • Bride and groom with entire wedding party