wedding day shot list


  • Wedding day outfit or wedding dress hanging on the wardrobe, on the bedpost or over a chair
  • Wedding party and guest of honor getting dressed and applying makeup (if you're going to be wearing makeup)
  • Parent or other guardian helping to-be-wed with one last detail, such as veil, shoes or zipping up outfit
  • Full-length shot of wedding dress in mirror
  • Detail shot of clothing, shoes, accessories, and any other special items (something borrowed, something blue, etc)
  • Shot of bride with parent/s and/or stepparent/s
  • Bride with wedding party


  • Groom getting ready with parent and pals
  • Shot of Groom with parent/s and/or stepparent/s
  • Groom with wedding party
  • Wedding party putting final touches on outfit (boutonnieres or bowties, for example)


Bride and Groom /hugging parents and siblings before the ceremony

  • Bride and Groom separately making their way to the ceremony (in a limo backseat, hailing a cab, walking down the street/hall/stairs)
  • First look (if the couple is going to do one)


  • Guests entering the site
  • Ushers escorting guests to their seats
  • Ushers escorting parents to their seats (if applicable)
  • Close-up of groom
  • Wedding party coming down the aisle
  • Flower girl and/or ring bearer coming down the aisle
  • Honor attendants coming down the aisle
  • Grandparents walking down the aisle (if applicable)
  • Wedding party waiting at the altar
  • Groom coming down the aisle
  • Bride coming down the aisle
  • Couple at the front
  • Arch, altar or canopy from the back during ceremony
  • Faces of the couple as they exchange vows
  • Close-up of the couple's hands as they exchange wedding rings
  • The first kiss as a married couple
  • The couple's recessional
  • Couple outside ceremony site
  • Congrats shots: couple hugging, laughing, and crying with friends and family
  • Couple leaving ceremony site


You did it! Time to celebrate with some friend and family photos during cocktail hour. Take pictures with your wedding parties, your loved ones and just the two of you. Note: You can also take these before the ceremony.

  • Couple together for portrait
  • Couple looking at each other
  • Couple hugging or kissing
  • Bride with parents and/or stepparents
  • Bride with entire immediate family
  • Groom with parents and/or stepparents
  • Groom with entire immediate family
  • Couple with all parents
  • Couple with immediate family members from both sides
  • Couple with whole wedding party


  • Shot from outside reception venue
  • Reception details such as place cards, guest book, centerpieces, decorations, table settings, favors table, and champagne glasses
  • Couple arriving to reception
  • Receiving line moments
  • Couple at head table
  • Parents' table
  • Guests' tables
  • Close-up of friends and family making toasts
  • Couple sipping champagne
  • Couple chatting up the guests
  • Detail shot of food
  • Couple's first dance
  • Parents dancing
  • Bride and parent dancing (such as father-daughter dance)
  • Groom and parent dancing (such as mother-son dance)
  • Wedding party dancing
  • Grandparents dancing
  • Kids playing or dancing (if applicable)
  • Musicians or DJ doing their thing
  • Guests going nuts on the dance floor
  • Couple laughing with guests on dance floor
  • Wedding cake (or dessert) table
  • Cake cutting moment
  • Couple feeding each other cake
  • Couple leaving reception / Procession - Bubbles or Sparklers

Your wedding photos are forever!

Please look over the wedding shot list very carefully and please use the form below to let us know any specific details for photos. I.e. parents that are not involved, Specific photos not listed above that are a must, or anything else you would like to address regarding photos!