Planning a wedding from your proposal day to your "I do", takes a lot of preparation and heavy-lifting. Capturing those special moments along the way also requires important preparation. So, let's talk about what's involved and how to work with your photographer to get the best shots of your day!
At Fresh New Angle, we have some of the top professional photographers in the industry. They have covered countless weddings and celebrations and can guide you through some of the critical steps you should be aware of when planning that personalized shot list.
While you may not be able to get all the pictures you want, working with your photographer and COMMUNICATING your wishlist will go a long way to achieving that satisfaction of getting the important shots you want.
Let's breakdown the day into the 3 important parts we've seen work. We'll also provide a brief list of the type of shots you may want to consider.
The excitement of being with your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and loved ones is something important to capture as you prepare for the wedding ceremony. Some shots to consider, include:
The wedding dress hanging on the wardrobe
The wedding party getting dressed
Loved ones helping you zip up your dress
Parents/Step-parents admiring you
The wedding party helping you with final touches
Emotional shots with siblings
First look photos of the bride and groom
The Wedding Ceremony
Beyond the exchanging of vows there are certainly other moments to capture from a close-up of the
wedding bands to guests arriving. Here are some pictures to consider:
Ushers escorting guests to their seats
Flower girl/Ring bearer
Grandparents walking down the aisle
The wedding party procession
Parents escorting the bride and groom
The couple with the officiant at the arch, altar, or canopy
Close-ups of the rings being placed on each other's fingers
The first kiss!
While the exchange of vows and pronouncement of husband and wife are sacred moments, we're ready to let loose with the festivities. Let's celebrate all that planning with some great shots to remembered forever! Let's also get those family shots done and what the venue looks like before everyone enters.
The newlyweds with parents, siblings, and significant others
The newlyweds with the wedding party
Reception venue with details like place cards, guest book, centerpieces, champagne glasses
Newlyweds entering the venue
Pictures of the head table, parents' table, and guests
The speeches and toasts
The first dance
The parents' dance
The wedding cake and cutting
The couple leaving the party and waving goodbye
And once you receive your photos after the event, you'll get to relive every moment of joy. You can rest assured that our photographers can help with every detail. But, if you have some specific, personalized shots you want, just make sure to tell the photographer what you want before the big day. In the meantime, we're here to help you make your day epic!