This is important for people to understand, I welcome a wedding photo list and often tell people if they feel the need to make one then by all means do. It is normal if you want a few additional shots of certain family members or friends. However due to a few recent experiences you need to realise all of these additional shots take extra time to set up, to find people, and to organise.
I have my own style and way of working and it is impossible for me to do this if you try and dedicate your entire wedding day. Every wedding day is different, everyone has their own style, ideas and attitude and if you can try and relax your own personalities will come through on the day.
Below is a general guideline of photos to expect, again you might be happy to have less of the images listed below which is absolutely fine as long as I know this beforehand.
- Preparation shots
- Bride getting ready with girls.
- Bride alone.
- Bride and bridesmaids.
- Bride with parents.
- Walking or arriving at the church.
- *If the boys are getting ready at the same venue then I will also include the boys here, otherwise I will get the boys at the church waiting
- The wedding vows and signing of the register
- Outside the church guests and newlyweds congratulations and confetti
- Bride and Groom with parents of the bride
- Bride and groom with parents of the groom
- Bride and groom with bride’s family
- Bride and groom with groom’s family
- Bridal party together.
- Groom and grooms men
- Bride and bridesmaids
- Parents and family portraits
Please don’t try to replicate everything you see or like in magazines or other publications. I need my time with you to work at getting lots of shots of you as a newlywed couple and group shots with your bridal party. I have my own basic list that I always take, it is terribly frustrating standing around, wasting time, watching people getting stressed trying to find a specific person for a photo. If you give me lists for specific group shots you need to make sure that those people know in advance that they will need to be available and not to wander off.
I like to photograph the families and parents immediately after the church or commune so most people should know to hang about for a while. By all means please tell me what you like, your ideas, and what you love or hate, I am there for you and want to give you happy memories and wonderful photographs.
I have photographed hundreds of weddings since I started this business in 1998, and my advice is, don’t try to do too much, ALLOW me to do the job that you have hired me for! RELAX and enjoy your day and try not to get stressed, because it will show in your pictures!