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53 Must Have Wedding Photos That You Will Love

Looking for a list of must have wedding photos? Here is a list of must have wedding photos that you will absolutely love.

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Capturing the most important parts of your wedding day is non-negotiable. Your wedding pictures provide a way to cherish your wedding memories for a lifetime. Therefore, creating a must-have wedding photos list with your wedding photographer before the big day is a must. Planning out your wedding photos ahead of time guarantees that no wedding photo will be missed. To ease your burden, check out the must-have wedding photo suggestions that we absolutely love.

The Details

  • The wedding rings
  • Invitation suite
  • Wedding flowers such as wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages
  • The wedding attire
  • Invitation suite
  • Outfit accessories such as Jewelry, wedding shoes, perfume, and cufflinks

Getting Ready Photos

  • Hair and make-up
  • Bridal party Pre-wedding portrait
  • The bride and/or groom “getting dressed” photo
  • Mother of the bride and/or groom family photo
  • Family pre-wedding portrait

Pre-Wedding Ceremony Photos

  • Couple’s first look
  • Wedding venue photos including ceremony venue, décor, flowers, and any additional ceremony details
  • Bride with bridesmaids and Flower girls
  • Groom with groomsmen and Ringbearer
  • The bridal party making their way to the ceremony photos

The Wedding Ceremony Photos

  • Guest arriving at the ceremony location
  • Groom and groomsmen entering the ceremony
  • Parents of the groom walking down the aisle
  • Mother of the bride walking down the aisle
  • Bridal party entrance
  • Flower girl and ring bearer
  • Bride/Groom entrance
  • Father/Mother giving away bride or groom
  • Bride/Groom reaction
  • Vow exchange photos
  • Ring exchange
  • The first kiss as a married couple
  • The recessional

After the Ceremony Wedding Photos

  • Couple with the entire wedding party
  • Bride(s) with maid or matron of honor
  • The groom (s) with best man
  • Groom (s) with groomsmen and Best man
  • Bride (s) with bridesmaids and maid or matron of honor
  • Couple with each set of parents
  • The couple with all parents
  • Couple with parents and siblings
  • The Married couple with siblings
  • Couple with additional close family members and friends

Pre- Reception Photos

  • The reception venue
  • Reception room photo
  • Reception detail shot to include Floral centerpieces, décor, signage, place settings, and menu cards
  • Wedding cake photo

Wedding Reception Photos

  • Wedding Party Entrance
  • Couples’ Entrance
  • First Dance
  • Bride (s) dancing with father and groom (s) dancing with mother
  • Speeches and Toasts
  • Guest dancing
  • Cake cutting
  • Couple socializing with wedding guest
  • Wedding Band or DJ
  • The couple’s exit

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