Make a list. Check it twice.
Congratulations! If you're reading this then that means you're engaged and planning a wedding. At this point, you've picked a wedding photographer, but you have no clue what photos to ask for on your wedding day. That's where I come in. I am here to help you make sure you at least request the important moments.
And I don't want to miss a thing.
Your wedding day is super important to you so before I give you some tips on what photos to request...make sure you have a photographer who has talked through that day with you. You should pick a photographer that has done weddings before. This will take a lot of stress off of your shoulders because they will already know what moments to get and what to look for.
Now, that I got that out of the way. Here THREE areas you need to make sure your photographer doesn't miss.
What's the most important?
I want you to imagine your wedding day. Mentally, walk through each big moment and think about what you want documented. Yes, you want everything but what moments are extra special? Maybe it's a photo of the groom's reaction of you coming down the aisle. Maybe it's the father-daughter dance. It could even be the exit photo. Every couple has a special moment they want captured. Communicate to your photographer what moment is important for you so they don't accidentally overlook it.
I put these on the list mostly because they are my favorite photos to capture. Why? Well, because most of us ladies will never have our hair, make-up and a beautiful gown on again. You want to capture that moment. You want to capture that beauty. Even if I'm running behind, I will always stop and take a few bridal portraits for the bride. I want her to feel absolutely gorgeous. I want her to get a small experience of being the most adored person of the day.
I know this is a given but I wanted to add an extra tip for these. If you don't want to be taking family photos for 3 hours then I HIGHLY suggest you give your photographer a shot list with your family member's names. First and last, please. When family gets together in one place they tend to talk--A LOT. This means most of the time they're not listening. The photographer can call out their names and they will respond better than if you yell, "grandmother of the bride". For every photo you want of your family, you need to include the names. This will also make sure no family member missed a photo with you.