Wedding Photos Checklist


This is a traditional shooting sequence, but may vary on your particular setup.

If you are using a wedding planner, please put us in contact with them so that we can coordinate accordingly.

Pre-Wedding:
  • Initial venue walkthrough
  • Hair and makeup of the bride (if applicable)
Pre-vows, the men:
  • The groom
  • The groom with best man
  • The groomsmen
  • The groom with mom
  • The groom with dad
  • Parents of the groom
  • Bride's parents with the groom
Pre-vows, the ladies:
  • The bride
  • The bride with maid of honor
  • The brides maids
  • The flower girl
  • All the ladies
  • The bride with mom
Pre-vows, the venue:
  • A view of the guests
  • Wide shot of the venue
Wedding begins:
  • Officiator down the aisle
  • Groom down the aisle
  • Groomsmen and brides maids down the aisle
  • Ring bearer and flower girl down the aisle
  • Bride and father down the aisle
The ceremony:
  • Officiator remarks
  • If applicable, unity symbolism to join families
  • The vows
  • The rings
  • Couple pronounced
  • The kiss
  • Wed couple down the aisle
  • Wedding party down the aisle
After the ceremony:
  • The couple with the entire wedding party and family (this is done immediately so that people that don't need to be included in sub-group photos may leave to do other things)
  • The couple with all family
  • The couple with just bride's family
  • The couple with just groom's family
  • Dismiss all family except parents
  • The couple with both sets of parents
  • The couple with just bride's parents
  • The couple with just groom's parents
  • The bride with both sets of parents
  • The bride with just bride's parents
  • The bride with just groom's parents
  • The groom with both sets of parents
  • The groom with just bride's parents
  • The groom with just groom's parents
  • Dismiss the parents
  • The couple with entire wedding party
  • The couple with just bride's maids
  • The couple with just groom's men
  • The couple with maid of honor and best man
  • The couple with just maid of honor
  • The couple with just best man
  • The bride with all bride's maids
  • The bride with each bride's maid individually
  • The groom with all groom's men
  • The groom with each groom's men individually
  • Dismiss the wedding party
  • The bride and groom
The reception:
  • Introduction of the couple to the guests
  • Beverages and food
  • The couple dance
  • The bride dances with family
  • The groom dances with family
  • The toast by best man
  • The toast by maid of honor
  • Dancing continues
  • Cutting of the cake
  • The bride and groom mingling with guests
After the reception:
  • Guests form a path for departure of the couple
  • The couple exit the reception
  • The couple get in car
  • The couple drive off
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