Photo Guide: 8 Must Have Wedding Photos

In our very humble opinion, the absolute, most important part of a wedding is the photos.

You can have the perfect dress and the most delicious cake and the most exquisite florals, and have the time of your life, but if your photos are sub-par, then it’s almost all gone to waste. Sure you’ll have that moment to remember, but your memory can only be trusted so much, and capturing it in a photo will allow you to keep it for the rest of your life.

So, to make sure you’re wedding pictures go above and beyond, here are all the photos you need to take to make sure there are no regrets.



When you’re pulling out the big bucks for every detail of your wedding, you’re going to want to make sure it’s properly appreciated. Asking your photographer to capture all of the details, like your bouquet, the rings, shoes, table settings, and floral installations will allow you to keep a piece of your wedding with you forever.


Bride & Her Bridesmaids

Don’t forget to take a picture with just you and your girls! Even if you don’t have bridesmaids on your big day, ask your photographer to get shots of you with your ride or dies friends, because there’s no better way to remember them by than on a happy moment like this.


Bridal Portrait

You know when you go to a party and you look like a million bucks but you forget to take photos of just yourself and your killer look? Yeah, you don’t want that happening on your wedding day. You’ll (hopefully) only be putting that white dress on just the once, so make sure you capture it in literally every single angle possible.


Precious Parents

The number one lady in your life deserves to share a special moment with you that’ll be captured forever, and the same goes with your dad! A photo with the mother of the bride is a definite must, perhaps when you’re getting ready, and the more candid, the better! If you’re walking down the aisle, taking a photo as your dad ‘gives you away’ will look beautiful.


First Look

Whether the groom takes his first look at you as you walk down the aisle, or if he sees you at your house, it’s certainly an important moment that you don’t want to ever forget, especially if he lets out a tear or two! Ask your photographer to keep one camera on you as you walk in, and one on the groom as well.


Exchanging Vows

As you say ‘I do’ tell your photographer to keep the lens focused on the two of you up at the altar. Exchanging vows can be really emotional, and seeing the expressions on each other’s faces will make for a lovely picture that’ll warm your hearts for years to come.


First Dance

Your first dance can either be super emotional and intimate, which is something beautiful to capture, or it can be something rehearsed that’s fun, or super sexy. Whichever way you swing, having that saved in your photos is amazing to keep, especially if you get a close-up of the faces.


On The Dance Floor

Once the party is underway and all of our guests are up and dancing, get your photographer involved! Seeing your loved ones having the time of their lives, dancing and singing make for beautiful photos that we’re sure you’ll cherish for years to come.



Cover photo by: @siempreweddings




Posted in Photography, Planning by wedded wonderland

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