February 22, 2009

Must Take Pictures: The List

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 1:05 am by Dory

As a follow-up to the previous post, I also wanted to post my list of must-take pictures. It’s a little specific for me, but it may be a good jumping off place for anyone else. If you have anything to add, please leave it as a comment below.

I have been really excited about seeing so many of you respond to the posts. Keep them coming! In the future, good things will come to those who comment…

And the list:


  • Bride doing makeup/fixing hair in mirror
  • Bride’s gown hanging in window
  • Something old, new, borrowed, blue
  • Detailed shots of the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets
  • Candid shots of the girls getting dressed
  • Mother helping the bride with one last detail, such as the veil
  • Father seeing bride in gown
  • Bride with parents, siblings, grandfather


  • Groom and groomsmen putting on boutonnieres
  • Groom and groomsmen clinking beers/drinks


  • Signing of the Ketubah pre-ceremony
  • Typical pictures


  • Bride and Groom
  • Bride with bridesmaids (group and individual)
  • Bride with father
  • Bride with mother
  • Bride with both brothers
  • Bride and little brother competing heights
  • Bride with both parents
  • Bride with grandfather
  • Bride with immediate family
  • Bride’s grandfather and twin brother
  • Groom with groomsmen
  • Groom with father
  • Groom with mother
  • Groom with brother and sister
  • Groom with grandfather
  • Groom with both parents
  • Groom with immediate family
  • Bride and groom with both sets of parents
  • Bride and groom with immediate family members from both sides
  • Bride and groom with entire wedding party


  • Exterior of Farmington
  • Interior of ceremony and reception site before guests arrive
  • Still shots of:
    • Save the Dates
    • Invitations
    • Ceremony Program
    • Signed Ketubah
    • Seating Chart
    • Candy Buffet
    • Cakes (bride’s and groom’s)
    • Tables with table number and message marbles
    • Kid’s crayons and coloring books
    • Gift table
    • Ring bowl with rings in them
  • Ring details


  • Musicians
  • Dances
  • Food stations
  • Bouquet/garter tosses
  • Bride and groom’s perspective looking down at guests
  • Sparkler send-off
  • Exit on golf cart

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