No matter how beautiful the wedding day is, you cannot bring it back once it’s over. But with photos and videos, you are able to revisit your favorite sweet moments anytime, especially when you become old and gray. With that said, it is very important to make sure you hire a reliable photographer and videographer for your big day.
Before the wedding day arrives, though, make sure to keep a list of these must-have photos. Sometimes your photographer may miss to take a shot or may have a different concept, and trust us—you wouldn’t want to overlook any of the photographs we put on the list.
To make it easier to remember—and to do away with those long lists—we classify the items into five segments.
A. Beauty and Getting-Ready Moments
The first thing you and your groom do is glam up and get ready with your entourage. While the preparation is ongoing, your photographers should be able to capture the following:
- Invitation suite
- Rings (including the engagement ring)
- Bridal bouquet
- ● Accessories (this is for both the groom and bride): wedding shoes, bridal clutch or pouch, jewelry, etc. For more options, you can check the luxury diamonds Vancouver has to offer.
- The wedding dress
- The groom’s suit
- Bride’s and groom’s portraits
- Bride with the bridesmaids
- Groom with the groomsmen
- Bride’s and groom’s moments with their respective families
It is the norm of photographers to shoot the important details during your glam time. You can trust your snapper to make all the shots Instagrammable or Pinterest worthy, or you can be straightforward and discuss the concept that you want. Nothing beats a couple who knows what they want.
B. The Wedding Ceremony
After the glam-up session, your next location is where your wedding ceremony takes place. If it’s an indoor wedding, you will head to a church, a chapel, or a session hall. Outdoor weddings may be in a garden or at a beachfront. Whichever location you’re heading next, make sure to have your photographer document the valuable elements.
- The ceremony site
- The processional or walking down the aisle
- Exchanging of vows
- The first kiss
- The after-ceremony group pictorial
- The exit (with pop-up confetti or flower petals)
C. Couple Time
This is a secluded moment for the couple, which usually takes place before the reception. The photographer should be able to guide you to do multiple poses. You can also research ahead for “couple pose” ideas and inspiration to make this session a breeze.
D. The Reception
This is where the party happens. The light and fun atmosphere and all the candid moments are good subjects to keep.
- The reception site
- The reception setting and details
- Favors and tokens
- The food (and drinks)
- The wine and cake ceremony
- The first dance
- The entertainment (or dance party)
- The opening of gifts
- The photo booth
When you get all the shots in this list, you are free to take whatever photos you like. With this must-have listing fulfilled, you can be sure to revisit your wedding-day memory lane with bliss. Now, don’t forget to savor the moment and have fun. Your true feelings will show on the photographs.