Wedding photos not to forget

This comprehensive guide of 175 shots and poses should help you in that decision. Included are shots and poses which apply no matter the setting as well as shots and poses that are specific to a particular setting. Many of these shots can be formal or casual.

Make sure to allow your photographer plenty of time to take all of the shots that you would like taken. In order to make it easier, you can print out the list, check the photos you want and show it to your photographer.

Prior to the Wedding

[   ]  Engagement photo for newspaper

[   ]  Formal engagement photo

[   ]  Casual engagement photo

Prior to the Ceremony

[   ]  Bride dressing with help of Mother

[   ]  Bride dressing with help of attendants

[   ]  Bride alone, full body shot

[   ]  Bride looking into full-length mirror

[   ]  Bride alone, 3/4 view

[   ]  Bride alone, head and shoulders shot

[   ]  Bride looking into mirror, head and shoulders shot

[   ]  Groom dressing with help of Father

[   ]  Groom dressing with help of attendants

[   ]  Groom alone, full body shot

[   ]  Groom looking into full-length mirror

[   ]  Groom alone, 3/4 view

[   ]  Groom alone, head and shoulders shot

[   ]  Groom looking into mirror, head and shoulders shot

[   ]  Maid/Matron of Honor placing garter on bride

[   ]  Mother adjusting Bride's veil

[   ]  Bride showing something new, something borrowed and something blue

[   ]  Bride with each of her attendants

[   ]  Groom with each of his attendants

[   ]  Bride with Maid/Matron/Man of Honor

[   ]  Groom with Best Man/Maid

[   ]  Bride with Flower Girl/s

[   ]  Groom with Ring-Bearer

[   ]  Bride and Groom with entire wedding party

[   ]  Bride with mother

[   ]  Bride with father

[   ]  Bride with mother and father

[   ]  Bride with grandparents

[   ]  Groom with mother

[   ]  Groom with father

[   ]  Groom with grandparents

[   ]  Father kissing Bride

[   ]  Mother kissing Groom

[   ]  Bride pinning boutonniere on Father

[   ]  Groom pinning boutonniere on Father

[   ]  Bride putting corsage on Mother

[   ]  Groom putting corsage on Mother

[   ]  Bride placing penny/sixpence in her shoe

[   ]  Groom shining his shoes

[   ]  Bride giving ring to Maid/Matron/Man of Honor

[   ]  Groom giving ring to Best Man/Maid

[   ]  Bride profile

[   ]  Groom profile

[   ]  Bride looking out the window

[   ]  Groom looking out the window

[   ]  Individual portrait of each person in wedding party

[   ]  Bride giving bouquets/boutonnieres to her attendants

[   ]  Groom giving bouquets/boutonnieres to his attendants

[   ]  Bride in mirror, finishing touches

[   ]  Groom in mirror, finishing touches

[   ]  Bride leaving for wedding

[   ]  Groom leaving for wedding

[   ]  Mother and father waving at Bride

[   ]  Mother and father waving at groom

[   ]  Mother and/or Father of Bride wiping tears

[   ]  Mother and/or Father of Groom wiping tears

[   ]  Bride arriving at ceremony site

[   ]  Groom arriving at ceremony site

[   ]  Best Man/Maid wiping Groom's brow

[   ]  Maid/Matron/Man of Honor wiping Bride's brow

[   ]  Best Man/Maid pulling Groom into church/site

[   ]  Maid/Matron/Man of Honor pulling Bride into church/site

[   ]  Picture of Bride entering church/site

[   ]  Picture of Groom entering church/site

[   ]  Picture of church/site

Ceremony Photos

[   ]  Usher/Groomsmen seating Mother and/or Father of Bride

[   ]  Usher/Groomsmen seating Mother and Father of Groom

[   ]  Usher/Groomsmen seating Bride's Grandparents

[   ]  Usher/Groomsmen seating Groom's grandparents

[   ]  Photo of Musician/s(Organist, Soloist, etc.)

[   ]  Photo of Officiant

[   ]  Groom and his attendants waiting for the bride to walk down the aisle

[   ]  Bride with her attendants and Escort, about to enter

[   ]  Flower girl and ringbearer coming down aisle

[   ]  Bridesmaids/Bridesmen coming down the aisle

[   ]  Maid/Matron/Man of Honor coming down the aisle

[   ]  Bride walking down the aisle with Escort

[   ]  Back view (train) of Bride walking down the aisle

[   ]  Photo of moment that Bride and Groom meet at altar

[   ]  Photo of entire wedding party at altar

[   ]  Close-up of Bride, Groom and Officiant

[   ]  Photo of wedding from distance (back of church/site)

[   ]  Mother of Groom and Mother of Bride lighting unity candle

[   ]  Bride and Groom lighting unity candle

[   ]  Medallion ceremony

[   ]  Hands ceremony

[   ]  Additional Ceremonies(Communion, etc.)

[   ]  Groom placing ring on Bride's finger

[   ]  Bride placing ring on Groom's finger

[   ]  First kiss as man and wife

[   ]  Receiving line

[   ]  Guests throwing rice/birdseed

[   ]  Guest blowing bubbles

[   ]  Couple leaving for reception

[   ]  Parents of couple leaving for reception

[   ]  Grandparents of couple leaving for reception

[   ]  Special guests leaving for reception

The Reception and After

[   ]  Photo of Reception site, exterior

[   ]  Photo of Reception site, interior

[   ]  Photo of Wedding cake

[   ]  Photo of Bride's cake

[   ]  Photo of Groom's cake

[   ]  Photo of Buffet/Food table

[   ]  Photo of Head Table

[   ]  Bride and Groom slicing cake

[   ]  Bride feeding cake to Groom

[   ]  Groom feeding cake to Bride

[   ]  Couple feeding cake to each other

[   ]  Couple toasting each other

[   ]  Witnesses signing marriage license

[   ]  Food/Punch servers

[   ]  Reception decorations

[   ]  The Couple's first dance

[   ]  Groom dancing with Mother

[   ]  Bride dancing with Father

[   ]  Groom dancing with Mother-in-Law

[   ]  Bride dancing with Father-in-Law

[   ]  Attendants' dancing

[   ]  Parents' of Couple dancing

[   ]  Misc. Guests dancing

[   ]  Bouquet toss

[   ]  Groom taking garter off Bride

[   ]  Garter toss

[   ]  Girl/Woman catching bouquet

[   ]  Boy/Man catching garter

[   ]  Boy/Man putting Garter on Girl/Woman

[   ]  Best Man's toast

[   ]  Other Attendants' toasts

[   ]  Toasts from Parents' of couple

[   ]  Photo of entertainment (DJ, Musician, etc.)

[   ]  Centerpieces/Tables

[   ]  Food being served/eaten

[   ]  Bride mingling with guests

[   ]  Groom mingling with guests

[   ]  Bride and Groom mingling with guests

[   ]  Bride with her Parents

[   ]  Groom with his Parents

[   ]  Bride and Groom with both sets of Parents

[   ]  Groom, Father, Grandfather, Son (generational photo)

[   ]  Bride, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter (generational photo)

[   ]  Bride and Groom with both sets of Grandparents

[   ]  Bride and Groom with various Guests

[   ]  Bride and Groom with special Guests

[   ]  Candid photos of Bride and Groom

[   ]  Candid photos of Guests

[   ]  Apron/Money dance

[   ]  Release of butterflies

[   ]  Release of birds

[   ]  Bubble-blowing shots

[   ]  Petal throwing shots

[   ]  Birdseed/Rice throwing shots

[   ]  College friends

[   ]  Work Associates

[   ]  Close-up of Groom's hand (ring) under Bride's hand(ring)

[   ]  Outdoor Couple poses

[   ]  Decorating of "Get-away" car

[   ]  Couple kissing

[   ]  Photo of Invitation and Bouquet

[   ]  Photo of bow tie, Invitation and Boutonniere

[   ]  Gift table

[   ]  Couple opening gifts

[   ]  Bride and Groom saying goodbye to guests

[   ]  Couple kissing/hugging Parent's

[   ]  Bride and Groom walking to decorated car

[   ]  Couple waving to guests

[   ]  Couple getting into decorated car

[   ]  Couple leaving in car

[   ]  Couple getting on plane for Honeymoon

[   ]  Reception site. cleaning up

[   ]  Bride's father with empty pockets

[   ]  Mothers' carrying gifts to car

[   ]  Groom's mother kissing photo of Groom

[   ]  Bride's mother kissing photo of Bride

[   ]  Other Photos: