Your wedding photography lets you look back on the biggest day of your life, so we’ve made a fab checklist of 10 important wedding pictures that brides can sometimes forget to ask for during the hustle and bustle of the big day.

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The bouquet

Most brides forget to ask for photos of their bouquets before they’ve been held all day long. Bouquet and bridesmaids’ posy shots are a forgotten classic and you’ll kick yourself if you don’t put them on your shot list.

The cake topper

Cake toppers are a very important, yet fragile memento of the big day, so make sure you get the shot early in case you have any smashing disasters.

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The groomsmen

In all the excitement, some brides forget about their groomsmen. Don’t forget to have a picture of them on their own and with the bride at some point during the day – preferably before the drinks start flowing!

Cutting the cake

It may sound obvious, but you’ll be surprised how many newlyweds forget this classic shot.

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You and your mum

If your Dad’s giving you away, he will feature heavily in the pictures at the start of the day. Therefore, don’t forget to get a posed shot with your Mum – just the two of you. Try to get this shot at the start of the day before the emotion of the event takes hold.

The wedding breakfast

Your photographer should nip into the wedding breakfast room and capture the table centres, favours and so on in pristine condition before your guests arrive.

Your shoes

Avoid the blister pads, muddy stains and broken heels, and get a shot of your wedding shoes at the start of the day. They look particularly pretty arranged with your veil and bridal accessories.

Emotions

A good photographer will be able to capture those special moments that may have gone unnoticed. Tears, laughter and excitement should be sprinkled throughout your wedding album.

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Your best girls

Ask your photographer to get a great posed shot of your bridesmaids together. They should all be smiling and at least one shot should show off their dresses in all their glory. Don’t forget close ups of their accessories and shoes, too, especially if you’ve bought them a special jewellery-based gift for the morning of the wedding.

The transport

A classic posed photo from behind the transport as you leave your wedding venue is a must. It’s the perfect way to finish off your wedding album and you can use the photo for your thank you cards, too!

9 COMMENTS

  1. Thankfully I never forget any of the above – a good photographer shouldn’t but they don’t need to be boring but need to be there 🙂

  2. We emailed our photographer a two-page list a few weeks before the wedding. On the day he told us that usually he’d have flipped being given such a long list but, fortunately for us, he and his wife (a fellow wedding photographer) had done the same thing to the photographer for their wedding two weeks earlier.

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