The 3, 2, 1 of Wedding Photography:

Your Countdown to Perfect Memories


Welcome to the ultimate guide for immortalizing your wedding day! In the whirlwind of love, laughter, and endless planning, photography remains a pivotal element in preserving these once-in-a-lifetime moments. Our "3, 2, 1 of Wedding Photography" approach simplifies this journey, guiding you through essential steps to ensure every smile, tear, and tender glance is captured flawlessly. From preparation tips to avoiding common mistakes, and the game-changing shot list strategy, we're here to make sure your wedding photos are as magical as your love story. Let's embark on this photographic adventure together!

3 - Preparation Essentials

  1. Event Details

    Knowledge is power! Before you approach a photographer, be clear about:

    • Your event's location and venues

    • The exact date and timing

    • The guest count and key attendees

  2. Budget Clarity:

    For effective wedding photography, start by establishing a clear budget that reflects your expectations

    • Establish a budget that aligns with your wedding photography needs to ensure a perfect match with a photographer's services

    • Open communication about your vision and package discussions are essential for capturing your day effectively.

    • The real value is seen in the end product, reflecting your investment.

  3. Share Your Story: We're more than just photographers; we're storytellers eager to know you. Sharing your story enhances our ability to capture those candid, heartfelt moments.

2 - Common Pitfalls to Dodge

  1. One Voice for Communication: Ensure clear and consistent communication by appointing a single point of contact, ideally the bride or groom. This prevents confusion and ensures that your vision for the photography is clearly understood and executed.

  2. Stay Calm and Trust the Process: Weddings can be a flurry of emotions and unexpected situations. Remaining calm is crucial. Trust our professional expertise; we've seen a variety of scenarios and know that things tend to work out beautifully in the end. Your calmness will shine through in your photos.

1 - The Game Changer: Your Personalized Shot List

This is where the magic happens! Your shot list is your photography wand, ensuring every cherished moment is captured. Dream it, list it, and we'll snap it!

Ready, Set, Snap!

Now that you know the 3, 2, 1 of wedding photography, you're all set for a day that's as picture-perfect as your love story. Let's create memories that last a lifetime!

Photography list of images

  Invitation, program, special signs, & gifts
  Wedding rings
  Wedding dresses/suits
  Outfit accessories like shoes, cuff links, or jewelry
  Bouquet, corsages, boutonnieres
  Bride(s) and bridesmaids hair and makeup
  Wedding party having fun
  Mother and bride/groom portraits
  Father and bride/groom portraits
  Family shots
  Couple alone for first look
  Bride(s) and bridesmaids/flower girls
  Groom(s) and groomsmen/ring bearer
Venue shots including ceremony site, flowers
  Groom and groomsmen waiting inside venue
  Bridal party entrance
  Bride(s) walking down the aisle
  Groom's reaction
  Father/mother giving bride away
  Exchanging of vows
  Exchanging of the rings
  The first kiss as a married couple
  Signing the marriage certificate
  The recessional (couple walking back up the aisle)
  Confetti throwing
  Couple with bridesmaids/groomsmen
  Couple with entire wedding party
  Bride(s) with bridesmaids/maid of honor
  Groom(s) and groomsmen/best man
  Couple with any children
  Couple with each set of parents
  Couple with both sets of parents
  Couple with siblings
  Couple with close family members
Details and room decor shots
  Wedding cake detail shots
  Grand entrance
  Toasts and speeches
  Cake cutting
  The first dance
  Bride dancing with father / groom dancing with mother
  Couple mingling with guests
  Guests dancing
  Musicians, singers, DJ
  Grand exit

Videography items wanted

  Groom walking in
  Everyone down the aisle
  Everyone standing up for bride
  Groom reaction shot waiting
  Bride appears
  Groom reaction to seeing bride
  Bride down aisle
  Dad handing bride to groom
  Bride and groom approaching alter together
  “Will you enter marriage…” “I will”
  Leave down the aisle
  Leaving the ceremony site
  Capture if guests throw rice or confetti.
  Capture any tradtional celebrations from other cultures
RECEPTION pre people arriving
  Establishing shots of the venue and the inside set up
  Post wedding interviews with the bride and groom
  Photo shoot with the couple and their wedding party
  Cocktail hour itself
  Crowd building up
  Wedding party introductions
  Bride and groom intro
  First dance
  Bride and dad/ groom and mom dances
  Lots of dancing
  Any candid intimate moments with bride and groom
  Bouquet/garter tosses
  Last dance
  Last kiss
  Bride and groom leaving (if a thing is made of it)


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