Engagement Photography Featured Wedding Wedding Ideas


It’s a cliché, but it’s true: Your wedding day will fly by. Afterwards, you’ll want pictures (and maybe even video footage) of all the special moments.

Great photographers will help you out by asking for a shot list before the big day. A shot list is a detailed checklist of every moment, detail, and person you want photographed. That’s why we came up with a starter list of 120 photos that you and your new family will treasure for years to come.

Getting ready

  1. Hanging wedding dress
  2. Hanging bridesmaid dresses
  3. Wedding shoes
  4. Wedding ring next to engagement ring
  5. Bridal bouquet
  6. Bridesmaid bouquets
  7. Bride getting her make up done
  8. Bride getting her hair done
  9. Bridesmaid getting ready
  10. Bridal party toasting with champagne
  11. Bride with her mom
  12. Bride with maid of honor
  13. Bride with each bridesmaid
  14. Group shot of bride and bridesmaids
  15. Bride with sisters
  16. Bride with new sister-in-law
  17. Mother of the bride helping bride put on jewelry
  18. Bridesmaids zipping up bride’s dress
  19. Mother of the bride helping put on the veil
  20. Dressed bridal party
  21. Father of the bride seeing bride
  22. Father and mother of the bride
  23. Bride leaving for venue
  24. Groom tying his tie
  25. Groomsmen horsing around
  26. Groom and his parents
  27. Groom pinning the boutonniere
  28. Groom with siblings
  29. Groom leaving for the venue


  1. Ceremony space
  2. Ceremony flowers
  3. Pew decorations
  4. Guests arriving
  5. Wedding program
  6. Officiant
  7. Ushers seating guests
  8. Groom’s family walking down the aisle
  9. Bride’s family walking down the aisle
  10. Groomsmen walking down the aisle
  11. Groom walking down the aisle
  12. Flower girl walking down the aisle
  13. Ring bearer walking down the aisle
  14. Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
  15. Groomsmen watching bridesmaids walk down the aisle
  16. Bride and father waiting to walk out
  17. Bride and father walking down the aisle
  18. Groom’s reaction to bride
  19. Close up of bride and father
  20. Father shaking groom’s hand
  21. Bride and groom’s first embrace
  22. Officiant beginning ceremony
  23. Bridesmaids watching ceremony
  24. Groomsmen watching ceremony
  25. Ceremony readings
  26. Bride and groom’s reaction to readings
  27. Exchange of rings
  28. First kiss
  29. Bride’s family reaction
  30. Groom’s family reaction
  31. Bride and groom walking out
  32. Bridal party recessional


  1. Bride and groom
  2. Bride with her family
  3. Bride and groom with her family
  4. Groom with his family
  5. Bride and groom with his family
  6. Bride with bridesmaids
  7. Groom with bridesmaids
  8. Groom with groomsmen
  9. Bride with groomsmen
  10. Bridesmaids and groomsmen
  11. Bride with maid of honor
  12. Groom with the Best Man
  13. Entire bridal party
  14. Bride with siblings
  15. Groom with siblings
  16. Bride and groom with siblings
  17. Bride and groom with cousins
  18. Bride with extended family
  19. Groom with extended family
  20. Bride with parents
  21. Groom with parents
  22. Bride with grandparents
  23. Groom with grandparents
  24. Bride and groom with flower girl
  25. Bride and groom with ring bearer

Cocktail Hour

  1. Place cards
  2. Signature drinks
  3. Wedding signage
  4. College friends
  5. High school friends
  6. Work friends
  7. Family friends
  8. Camp friends
  9. Church friends
  10. Children playing
  11. Passed appetizers
  12. Flower arrangements


  1. Centerpieces
  2. Cake
  3. Band or DJ
  4. Favors
  5. Bridal party entrances
  6. Bride and groom entrance
  7. First dance
  8. Father daughter dance
  9. Mother son dance
  10. Best man toast
  11. Maid of honor toast
  12. Father of the bride toast
  13. Bride and groom reactions to toasts
  14. Dancing shots
  15. Bridal party candid shots
  16. Bride and groom dancing
  17. Dancing candid shots
  18. Bouquet toss
  19. Posed picture of each table
  20. Cake cutting
  21. Parents dancing
  22. Champagne toast

Good luck and send us some of your gorgeous pics after the big day!

Wedding Photo Checklist Ideas




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