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Photos of your special day are essential but most importantly it’s getting the relevant ones that matter. For her its leaving her home for the last time as a single women and him standing waiting for her at the altar checking his watch. Here are a list to guide you through your day and get those perfect pics.

Before the Ceremony

  • Bride getting her hair done
  • Bride getting her make up done
  • Bride getting dressed
  • The entorage arriving and getting hair and make-up done
  • Bride with mother
  • Bride with father
  • Bride with whole family
  • Bride with chief bridesmaid
  • Bride with bridesmaids & bridal party
  • Bride touching up make-up/hair before leaving
  • Bride leaving her home
  • Mum and Dad

At the Ceremony

  • Guests outside church/register office/civil venue
  • Groom and best man at the altar
  • Church before wedding
  • Bride and father getting out of car
  • Bride and entourage getting into positions
  • Bride and father going into venue
  • Usher escorting guests
  • Soloist and organist
  • Bridesmaids walking down aisle
  • Bride and father walking down the aisle
  • Father lifting the veil and kissing bride
  • Father handing her over to the groom
  • Bride and groom exchanging vows
  • Wide-angle view of service
  • Ring ceremony
  • Group shot at signing of register
  • Bride and groom walking up aisle
  • Bride and groom outside venue
  • Bride and groom getting into car

Before the Reception

  • Bride and groom
  • Bride and chief bridesmaid
  • Bride and bridesmaids
  • Bride, chief bridesmaid and bridesmaids
  • Groom
  • Groom and best man
  • Groom, best man and ushers
  • Bride and groom with all attendants
  • Bride with her parents
  • Bride with groom’s parents
  • Bride with both mothers
  • Bride with both fathers
  • Bride with both sets of parents
  • Groom with his parents
  • Groom with bride’s parents
  • Groom with both mothers
  • Groom with both fathers
  • Groom with both sets of parents
  • Bride and groom with bride’s parents
  • Bride and groom with groom’s parents
  • Bride and groom with both mothers
  • Bride and groom with both fathers
  • Bride and groom with both sets of parents
  • Bride and groom with entire wedding party and guests

At the Reception

  • Shot of reception area before any guests arrives
  • Entourage arriving
  • Bride and groom arriving
  • Bride and groom going into the reception
  • Receiving line
  • Bride and groom being wished well and receiving gifts
  • Cake table
  • Bride and grooms table
  • Bride and groom cutting the cake
  • Bride and groom toasting each other
  • Speeches
  • Musicians
  • Bride and groom’s first dance
  • Bride and father dancing
  • Groom and mother dancing
  • Bride throwing bouquet
  • Catching of bouquet
  • Bride and groom leaving and being wished well by parents
  • Bride and groom getting into car
  • Rear of car as it drives off

IMPORTANT

May sure you speak to your photographer before your wedding to make sure they are aware of what photos you want taken. Email / Fax the photographer the list and make sure to give one of your bridesmaids / groomsmen a copy the day before the wedding (as a precautionary measure).

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