Wedding photography Shot List Guide – Photos to include within a wedding (example shot-list)

Wedding photography shot list is an essential tool for any wedding photographer. It is a list of all the important shots that need to be captured on the big day. A shot list helps the photographer to ensure that they don’t miss any important moments and helps to keep them organized throughout the day.

Here is a wedding photography shot list guide that you can use as a starting point:

Getting Ready Shots

  • Bride getting ready
  • Groom getting ready
  • Wedding dress
  • Shoes, rings, jewelry, and other details

Ceremony Shots

  • Bride walking down the aisle
  • Groom’s reaction
  • Exchange of vows
  • Ring exchange
  • First kiss as a married couple
  • Signing of the marriage certificate

Formal Portrait Shots

  • Bride and groom together
  • Bride with bridesmaids
  • Groom with groomsmen
  • Family photos

Reception Shots

  • Reception decor
  • First dance
  • Father-daughter dance
  • Mother-son dance
  • Cake cutting
  • Bouquet and garter toss

Candid Shots

  • Guests mingling and enjoying themselves
  • Emotions and expressions during speeches
  • Bride and groom laughing and having fun together
  • Moments of affection between the couple

Remember, this is just a starting point. Every wedding is unique, so you should adjust your shot list to suit the couple’s needs and preferences. Sit down with the couple before the wedding and discuss any specific shots they would like, and make sure to capture those moments on the day. Happy shooting!