Babe to Bride's Must-Have Wedding Photo List

I don’t need to tell you how important your wedding photos are, so let’s get right into it. Aside from the obvious—like pictures with mom and dad, the groom’s reaction to the bride walking down the aisle, etc.—here are some additional photo ideas you may want to ask your photographer for:


1. The invite or stationery suite
2. The lay-flat. Be sure to include any elements of your wedding that are special or meaningful. This can include vow books, flowers, accessories, your shoes, some sentimental items, the stationary suite, etc.
3. Guest welcome bags (if you have them)
4. The dress
5. The bridesmaids dresses
6. The dress AND the bridesmaids dresses (trust me here)
7. The bride and bridesmaids getting ready
8. The bride and bridesmaids in their robes or getting-ready gear
9. Any gifts for the bridal party
10. Popping the champagne or confetti cannons once you’re all dolled up
11. A quick “cheers” with the bridal party
12. Details, Baby! Shots of the boutonnieres, the bride and bridesmaids’ accessories, the really beautiful detailing on the dress, the shoes, the hand-me-down bracelet, your something borrowed, etc.
13. The rings by themselves, in their ring boxes and with the invites
14. Putting on the veil
15. Putting on the shoes
16. The bridal portrait
17. The most extra bridal portrait you can think of (think: pinterest-worthy)
18. The bouquet
19. The veil
20. The groom and groomsmen getting dressed
21. The groom’s portrait
22. The reactions of the bridal party seeing the bride/groom for the first time
23. The reactions of family members seeing the bride/groom for the first time
24. The father/bride first look
25. Right before the first look (if you’re doing one!)
26. First look
27. Flower girl, ushers, the officiant and anyone else in the wedding
28. Portraits of any loved ones who are celebrating in heaven
29. Fun photos with each member of the bridal party (don’t forget the serious ones, too!)
30. The ceremony/reception space before guests arrive
31. Any favors, sentimental items, and the décor
32. The table settings
33. The ceremony musicians
34. The guest book
35. Guests signing the guest book
36. Cocktail hour apps
37. The bride RIGHT before she walks down the aisle
38. The vows
39. The parents’ reaction to the bride walking down the aisle
40. The celebratory moment after the first kiss as husband and wife
41. The crowd’s reaction
42. The bride and groom walking down the aisle after they say “I do”
43. The bride and groom kissing at the end of the aisle
44. Your four-legged furry friend, if attending
45. The escort cards or seating chart
46. Signature cocktails (if you have any)
47. Bar and dessert signs
48. The ooey-gooey romantic shots
49. A super sensual shot (I mean, you are married now)
50. The behind-the-veil shot

BONUS – A quiet, candid moment when it’s just the two of you (it won’t happen for another few hours TBH)

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