Your wedding can be an incredibly exciting and memorable time. But even with all those mental pictures taken, it can be wonderful to have priceless photos of the experience to put on the mantel or show off on social media. Obviously, you have a lot on your plate, so to keep you from missing any “Kodak” moments, here is a handy list of some of the most important photos you should have taken at your wedding.
There are few things in life as exquisite as an expectant bride on her wedding day. There is an otherworldly excitement and glow that is wondrous to capture in photos. Be sure you get photos of the bride preparing for the wedding; remember, close ups of the dress, jewelry and shoes are always well-loved.
Traditionally, the groom is not allowed to see his bride until she walks down the aisle towards him. While more couples are opting to take photos prior to the ceremony, the first look is always a moment worth commemorating. Be sure to capture the love and anticipation in the groom’s eyes as he witnesses his beautiful bride in full wedding attire for the first time.
There are many unique, fragile additions to a wedding ceremony that should be photographed while they are present. One of the most predominant is the wedding bouquet. Be sure to get close up photos of the bouquet, with and without the bride and groom. You may also want to capture photos of the bride’s perfectly coiffed hair, lace train, or carefully arranged refreshment displays.
Be sure to get lots of photos of those proud parents. Getting intimate shots of the father’s proud glance and mother’s tears are sure to warm hearts for years after the wedding. Take private shots with just father and daughter as well as mother and daughter. These photos will be cherished for years.
Lost In Your Eyes
Getting an intimate photograph of the couple kissing is always relished. You are sure to have plenty of photos of the kiss that seals the wedding ceremony. One thing to consider during couple photos is to get a picture of the couple right before the kiss. The long unbroken eye contact before eyes are closed and lips meet can create a beautiful photograph.
Show Your Roots
There is nothing quite like a big family photo at the wedding. Try to fit all of the immediate family into a photo as well as a shot that includes extended family, older grandparents and young children altogether. The blending of families together is one of the most beautiful aspects of a wedding ceremony and is wonderful to capture.