Wedding Photography Ideas

Before we met with our photographer, we outlined all the different types of photographs we were hoping to get during the day.  This allowed us to discuss the flow of the day with our photographer, and decide when and if there were enough time to capture all the shots.  Fortunately, our photographer was quite commanding and managed to shuffle us around and get almost EVERYTHING we wanted!

It took us quite a while to figure out all the different types of photos we wanted taken.  However, and fortunately for you, we saved the list and put it here on the site to help you streamline your own photo planning process!  Enjoy!

Starfish and Raffia Chair Decorations
Chair Decorations at our
Decorations (Before Ceremony)

  1. Beach Setup
  2. Ceremony Chair Decorations
  3. Reception Room Setup
  4. Sweetheart Table Setup (if applicable)
  5. Cake
  6. Centerpieces
  7. Favors
  8. Name Cards
  9. Rings (include the flowers and/or any “beach” accessories like seashells)
  10. Flowers
  11. Programs
  12. Fans (if provided)
  13. Signs/Shoe Basket (if wedding is “barefoot”)
Getting Ready (Before Ceremony)

  1. Girls – Group Shots Getting Ready
  2. All Wedding Dresses
  3. Bride’s Hair
  4. Boys – Group Shot Getting Ready
  5. Groom tying tie
Bride (Before Ceremony)

  1. Bride Only
  2. Mom, Bride
  3. Mom, Sister(s), Bride
  4. Mom, Sister(s), Bride, Flower Girl(s)
  5. Mom, Sister(s), Bride, Aunt(s), Cousin(s), Flower Girl(s)
  6. Mom, Dad, Bride
  7. Mom, Dad, Sister(s), Bride
  8. Mom, Dad, Brother(s), Bride
  9. Mom, Dad, Sister(s), Flower Girl(s), Bride
  10. Bride, Flower Girl(s)
  11. Dad, Bride
  12. Dad, Brother(s), Bride
  13. Bride, Maid/Matron of Honor
  14. Bride, Sister(s)
  15. Bride, Individual Bridesmaids
  16. Bride, Group Bridesmaids
  17. Bride, Group Bridesmaids and Mom
  18. Grandparent(s), Bride
  19. Grandparent(s), Parent(s), Bride
  20. Grandparent(s), Bride’s Immediate Family, Bride
  21. Bride’s maternal family, Bride
  22. Bride’s paternal family, Bride
Groom (Before Ceremony)

  1. Mom, Groom
  2. Dad, Groom
  3. Mom, Dad, Groom
  4. Grandparents, Groom
  5. Groom’s Paternal family,  Groom
  6. Groom’s maternal family, Groom
  7. Groom, Groomsmen
  8. Groom, Groomsmen, Dad
  9. Best Man, Groom
  10. Individual Groomsmen, Groom
Group Pics (After Ceremony)

  1. Bride, Groom, Grandparents
  2. Bride, Groom, Bride Parents
  3. Bride, Groom, Groom Parents
  4. Bride, Groom, All Parents
  5. Bride, Groom, Bride Immediate Family
  6. Bride, Groom, Groom Immediate Family
  7. Bride, Groom, Bridal Party
  8. Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids, Flower Girl
  9. Bride, Groom, Groomsmen
  10. Bride, Groomsmen
  11. Groom, Bridesmaids, Flower Girl
  12. Bride, Groom, Flowergirl
  13. Bride, Groom

Be sure to get your TRASH THE DRESS PHOTOS if doing a wardrobe change before your reception!

Can you think of any shots that I’ve missed?  Is there anything particularly fun that you want your photographer to take that you’d like tell other destination wedding brides about?  Leave some comments below!

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