If you’re getting married, we’ve put together a simple wedding photography checklist that you need!

This will ensure that you get all the photos you want on your wedding day.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Now keep in mind, this is not an all inclusive list.

However, this should get you started, and your photographer should help fill in whatever else you might need for the big day.


Two Brides wedding photography checklist


Wedding Photography Checklist

Before the Ceremony

  • The Wedding Dress
  • Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready
  • Fun Photos with the Girls in Robes/on the Bed
  • The Bouquet
  • Wedding Rings
  • Bride Putting Wedding Dress On
  • Mom Putting Wedding Veil In
  • Bridal Portraits
  • Grooms Details (shoes/tie/cologne)
  • Groom and Groomsmen Getting Ready
  • Groom Pinning Boutonniere
  • Groom Portraits



  • Venue Before Guests Arrive
  • Ceremony Details – guest book, florals, decorations, etc.
  • Seated Guests and Family
  • Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom Walking Down the Aisle
  • Bride Walking Down the Aisle
  • Groom Seeing Bride for the First Time
  • Groom and Father of the Bride Shaking Hands
  • Bridal Party Watching Ceremony
  • Bride and Groom Vows
  • Exchanging of Rings
  • First Kiss
  • Bride’s Family Reaction
  • Groom’s Family Reaction
  • Bride and Groom Walking Down the Aisle
  • Bridal Party Recessional


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After the Ceremony

  • Bride and Groom with Officiant
  • Bride with Her Family
  • Bride and Groom with Bride’s Family
  • Bride With Siblings
  • Bride With Extended Family
  • Groom With His Family
  • Bride and Groom with Groom’s Family
  • Groom With Siblings
  • Groom With Extended Family
  • Bride with Bridesmaids
  • Groom with Groomsmen
  • Entire Wedding Party
  • Flower Girl and Ring Bearer
  • Bride and Groom Romantic Portraits


The Reception

  • Reception Venue
  • Tables and Decorations
  • Place Cards/Wedding Signage
  • Grand Entrance of Wedding Party
  • Bride and Groom First Dance
  • Dinner/Food/Favors
  • Toasts
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Mother/Son Dance
  • Wedding Cake
  • Entertainment/DJ
  • Cake Cutting
  • Garter/Bouquet Toss
  • Bride and Groom Interacting with Guests
  • Dancing/Party Time/Candid Shots
  • End of the Night Send Off


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Ceremony Location – Antebellum of New Kent | Photographer – Fresh Look Photography | Equipment Rentals: Sammy’s Rentals | Invitations: KK’s Printing & Stationery Hair: Weddings with Jessica | Makeup: FACE Artistry by Cara | Bar DrinksPOUR.vaCake Designer: Kadi Bakes – Wedding & Event Custom Cakery | Event Designer: Exceptional Events By Elisa | Floral Designer: I Do Weddings with Love |


Love What You See? Want to Have us Photograph YOUR Special Day?!

If you loved seeing our wedding photography checklist and want us to photograph your wedding – awesome!!!

We would LOVE to come celebrate your love story with you and the ones you love!

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Can’t wait to create some magic for y’all!

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