Getting your photographer to capture each part of your big day is very important, so make sure you provide this must-have list of wedding photography to ensure you get a wedding album to treasure!

Bride and maids

You’ll all look the most beautiful you’ve ever looked, so make sure you get a shot with your best girls.

Must-have wedding photography! © blueskyphotography.co.uk

Groom and groomsmen

A photo of the groom and his merry men is always a nice shot (pre drinks!) – don’t they all scrub up well?

Must-have wedding photography! © sarahleggephotography.co.uk

Bride and groom with parents

Get a photo of you both with his parents, our parents, and then with both sets – definitely one for the family canvas!

Must-have wedding photography! © neilpollockphotography.co.uk

Gorgeous gardens

If your venue has lovely surroundings and feature gardens, make the most of them with pretty couple shots.

Must-have wedding photography! © katherineashdown.co.uk

Fun shots

Whether you’re having a photo booth or not, leave some props around the dancefloor and get fun photos like this!

Must-have wedding photography! © MarriageIsTheBomb.com

The happy couple

An obvious choice, but get a mixture of both staged and candid shots of you and your new hubby.

Must-have wedding photography! © nickrayphotography.co.uk

Bride and mum

Often brides forget to have a photo with just their mum, which is a big regret. Make sure you pop it on your shot list.

Group shot

A shot of all the guests can be a logistical nightmare, but it is a really nice photo to have after the big day.

Must-have wedding photography! © deanrphotography.com

Outside the venue

Most photos show glimpses of the venue, but try to get a picture of the exterior in full.

Must-have wedding photography! © samgibsonweddings.co.uk

The pageboy/flowergirl

They grow up so fast, so getting a photo of just the flowergirl or pageboy is a must – get it out again on their 18th birthday!

Must-have wedding photography! © im-art.co.uk

Furry friends

They’re an important part of your life, so don’t leave your pets out! If they’ll let you, a pet bow tie is fun and so cute!

Must-have wedding photography! © amyradcliffephotography.com

Personal touches

The little details can take hours of your time to create, so make sure your hard work is captured on the day.

Must-have wedding photography! © lucygphotography.co.uk

Tears and smiles

The emotion of your day can be full of happy extremes, from laughter to tears of joy. Capture it all!

Table details

Seeing the table details all come together is a proud moment for many DIY brides. Get a photo to remember how it looked.

Must-have wedding photography! © kristyfield.co.uk

Canapés and drinks

It may seem like an odd one, but canapés are often served when the happy couple are being photographed, so you may miss them!

Must-have wedding photography! © yanaphotography.co.uk

Flowers

Flowers can be an expensive part of your wedding, and they only last for a matter of days. Make sure your blooms get captured.

Must-have wedding photography! © navyblur.co.uk

Reception room

The reception spaces always look so beautiful – before the guests trash it! Get a pre-guest photo when it’s still in shape.

Must-have wedding photography! © lisacarpenterphotos.com

The speeches

Full of laughs, tears and emotion, the speeches are a moment to remember from your day, so get them snapped!

Must-have wedding photography! © simonbiffenphotography.co.uk

The first dance

Your first dance as husband and wife can sometimes feel a bit cringy at the time, but it’s a cute shot you’ll back on fondly.

Must-have wedding photography! © bigeyephotography.co.uk

The rings

Before they’re on your fingers for life, get a photo of the wedding rings together.

Must-have wedding photography! © thebridalphotographer.co.uk

Cutting the cake

Cakes can be quite pricey but are a great centrepiece. Don’t forget to get the traditional ‘cutting the cake’ shot for the album.

Must-have wedding photography! © davidlovephotography.co.uk

Sweetie table

With all the colours included in a sweetie table, it makes for a great photo – before they get scoffed!

Must-have wedding photography! © mirrorimaging.co.uk

Fireworks

Firework displays are always going to be a talking point of your day and they look spectacular in photos, too.

Must-have wedding photography! © ashworthphotography.co.uk

The dress

A picture of the dress before the bride puts it on is a popular shot with photographers. We love it when they’re on a personalised hanger!

Must-have wedding photography! © shoot-lifestyle.co.uk

Signing the register

Signing your commitment as husband and wife makes for a poignant shot.

Must-have wedding photography! © studiorouge.co.uk

Accessories

In years to come you might not remember what bracelet you wore, or what shoes you bought, so get them all together in one shot.

Must-have wedding photography! © octoberward.com

The kiss

The moment that gets the biggest cheer is always ‘the kiss’ – one to treasure forever.

Must-have wedding photography! © im-art.co.uk

Hair and make-up

Watch your look transform in a series of photos having your hair and make-up done.

Must-have wedding photography! © sarahferrara.com

Decorations

Don’t forget to look up! If you have hanging details like pom poms or bunting, get some colourful snaps.

Must-have wedding photography! © jakemorley.co.uk

Garden games

If you’re lucky enough to have a sunny day and you have given your guests games to play, get photos of them enjoying themselves.

Must-have wedding photography! © dominiquebader.com

The groom as you walk down the aisle

All eyes will be on the bride, but seeing your groom’s face as you walk down the aisle is a priceless shot.

The bride walking down the aisle

Capturing the emotion of the bride and her mum and dad walking her proudly down the aisle is an absolute must!

Must-have wedding photography! © staplephotography.co.uk

The groom

He’s never looked so handsome so force your groom to have some solo shots – he loves it really!

Must-have wedding photography! © chelseaweddingphotography.com

Transport

If you’ve splashed out on fancy transport, get a photo of it. The ‘just married’ shot as the bride and groom drive into the sunset is always a hit.

Must-have wedding photography! © lilyandfrank.co.uk

Just married

Celebrating your newlywed status as you walk back up the aisle is a fun photo idea for you to ask for.

The bride

You’re only going to be a bride once, so make sure you capture your elegance in a timeless, solo shot.

Must-have wedding photography! © katherineashdown.co.uk

Dancing and singing

When everyone’s had a few glasses of vino and they hear their favourite tune on the dancefloor, you will definitely want to catch it on film.

Must-have wedding photography! © bigeyephotography.co.uk

Confetti shot

Aww – the confetti shot will be one of, if not the most, pretty photo in your whole album, so don’t forget it!

Must-have wedding photography! © tobiahtayo.com

Pretty props

Have you bought pretty props like parasols or love letters? Get a brilliantly fun photo with your bridal party and the props.

Must-have wedding photography! © janebaileyphotography.co.uk

Order of the day

There’s no way you’ll remember the order of the day in 10 years time, so get a picture of your board.

Must-have wedding photography! © albertpalmerphotography.com

Get those ticked off your list, and we’re sure you won’t have a moment of your day uncaptured. Make sure you ask your photographer these important questions though!