Months or even years of preparation sums up your wedding ceremony. It is but natural that you’ll want to make sure your photographer captures those essential details you worked so hard on. The quick and sure solution to this is to create a list of shots that you wanted to take on that day. Setting out the list of not only where to take the shots but also the different combinations of who should be in the shots is a smart step. Make sure you discuss your expectations with your wedding photographer ahead of time for better results.
Below are the top 10 “must take” shots for a wedding ceremony.
1. The person picked to give away the bride, or the father accompanying the bride
2. Before the ceremony: a grouping of the bride and her female attendants with the person who will give her away.
3. Bride being walked down the aisle by her father
4. The happy couple meets after walking up the aisle.
5. Bride and Groom kissing.
6. The register being signed by the Bride and Groom
7. The happy couple walking down the aisle
8. A full length poses of the Bride and Groom.
9. Newlyweds with their mothers and fathers.
10. The cake being cut by the Bride and Groom.
Three helpful tips:
1. Camera and Spare Camera. Verify that your camera is working in good order! Don’t trust that it is fine because it was working when you last used it! And bring a backup camera, or ensure there will be one you can use if needed.
2. The batteries. Have they been charged to full energy? Do you possess two to three spare sets? Back up batteries may come in handy; it’s something you don’t want to take a chance on when the first dance comes up.
3. Film rolls/memory cards.