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Before the Ceremony:

Bride (in Bride room)

Begin 3 ½ hours before ceremony begins:

q       Bride arriving at church

q       Father helping bride out of car

q       Bride applying makeup looking in mirror

q       Bride dressing for wedding

o       Putting on shoes

o       Mother zipping/buttoning bride’s dress

o       Something old, new, borrowed, blue

q       Bride or maid of honor putting on garter

q       Mother/Maid of Honor adjusting veil

q       Bride in dress

q       Bride with mother

q       Bride with mother-in-law

q       Bride with mother and mother-in-law

q       Bride with honor attendant

q       Bride with maids

q       Bride in gown touching up in mirror

q       Flower girl handing bouquet to bride (soft filter)

q       Flower girl(s) laying on dress of sitting bride (bride stroking her hair) (soft filter, overexposed)

q       Bride gazing out window (soft filter)

q       Bride leaning on stair banister with arms extended

q       Bride leaning on stair banister with bridesmaids

Groom (in Groom room)

Begin 3 hours before ceremony:

q       Groom and groomsmen

q       Groom with groomsmen giving thumbs-up / hi-five

q       Groom with best man - handshake

q       Best man adjusting groom's tie

q       Groom and groomsmen putting on boutonnieres

q       Groom checking the time, looking at watch

q       Groom with Rolaids bottle

q       Groom putting on, buttoning jacket

q       Groom by himself

q       Groom with father

q       Groom with both parents

q       Groom shaking hands with minister


Bride Posed (Outside or other scenic/special location):

Begin 2:45 before the ceremony

q       Bride by herself (with and without filter)

q       Bride with mother

q       Bride pinning corsage on mother   

q       Bride with father       

q       Bride pinning flower on father

q       Bride with maid of honor     

q       Bride with bridesmaids

q       Bride with all of bridesmaids- bunched together, faces and flowers only

q       Bride on steps with bridesmaids (bridesmaids sitting then standing)

q       Bride with groomsmen

q       Bride with groomsmen flexing muscles around her

Groom Posed (Outside or other scenic location):

Begin 2:25 before ceremony

q       Groom

q       Groom taking Rolaids

q       Groom with mother -

q       Groom with father -

q       Groom with Parents -

q       Groom & Best Man -

q       Groom & Best Man shaking hands

q       Groom & Groomsmen - ,

o       and panoramic

q       Groom and Groomsmen on steps of church

q       Groom leaning down handing ring to ring bearer or to best man

q       Groom with bridesmaids

q       Groom with bridesmaids exposing a leg to groom


Bride & Groom / wedding party Posed

(Outside/other scenic or special location):

Begin 2:15 before ceremony

Before Wedding             After Wedding       (check one)

q       Groom kissing bride pulled close

q       Groom dipping bride

q       Groom dipping bride with a kiss

q       Groom kissing bride’s hand

q       Bride and groom several feet apart, bending toward each other kissing (silhouette)

q       Groom lifting bride

q       Groom kissing bride while lifted

q       Ring bearer and flower girl facing each other

o       Then camera

q       Bride and groom on the steps of church

q       Bride and groom at church door (or stained glass window) in silhouette

q       Bride and groom with wedding party, bride and groom standing, party sitting

q       Bride and groom on steps with party surrounding

q       Bride and groom with bridal party (boy-girl, boy-girl) standing then sitting

q       Bride and groom with bridal party (men on one side, women on other) standing
then sitting

Bride Posed (in Sanctuary):

Begin 1:50 before ceremony

q       Bride

o       with soft filter

q       Bride from side, (with and without soft filter)

q       Bride looking up and away from the camera into light (with and without soft filter)

q       Profile bride smelling bouquet  - (with and without soft filter)

q       Bride spinning around in dress arms out

q       Bride sitting with dress spread out 

q       Bride’s profile with back to camera

q       Bride with mother (with and without softening filter)

q       Bride with father

q       Bride with mother and father

q       Father with mother on one arm and bride on the other    

q       Father, mother, bride, all facing same direction

q       Bride with maid of honor     

q       Bride with each bridesmaid

q       Bride with court,

o       panoramic

q       Bride with groomsmen

Groom Posed (in Sanctuary):

Begin 1:30 before ceremony

q       Groom

q       Groom with mother

q       Groom with father – facing each other

q       Groom with father – facing same direction, groom in front

q       Groom with Parents

q       Groom & Best Man

q       Groom & Best Man shaking hands

q       Groom & Groomsmen -

q       Groom with bridesmaids standing

q       Groom standing, bridesmaids surrounding sitting

SANCTUARY - Bride & Groom with wedding party –Posed

Begin 1:15 before ceremony

       Before Wedding          After Wedding    (Check one)

q       Bride and groom facing each other

o       looking at camera,

q       Bride and groom facing each other

o       looking at each other

q       Groom lifting brides chin

q       Bride and groom facing same direction, groom with arms around bride,

o       Reverse– bride behind groom, with face against his back shoulder

q       Ring bearer and flower girl facing each other

o       Facing camera

q       Bride and groom with wedding party, bride and groom standing, party sitting

q       Bride and groom on steps with party surrounding

q       Bride and groom with bridal party (boy-girl, boy-girl) standing

o       then sitting

q       Bride and groom with bridal party (men on one side, women on other) standing

o       then sitting


Ceremony

Is flash photography permitted during ceremony?         Yes       No

q       Grandparents being seated

q       Groom's parents being seated

q       Bride's parents being seated

q       Flower girl walking down aisle

q       Ring Bearer walking down aisle

q       Bridesmaids walking down aisle

q       Maid of Honor walking down aisle

q       Father walking Bride down aisle

q       Father giving bride away

q       Father lifting the veil

q       Bride & Groom at alter

q       Fisheye view or room

q       Panoramic of entire party

q       Bride & Groom kneeling in prayer

q       Bride & Groom exchanging rings

q       Bride & Groom lighting unity candle

q       Bride & Groom - the kiss

q       Bride & Groom walking down aisle

Other:


After Wedding

Sanctuary - Bride & Groom / family / wedding party- Posed:

So there is no question when “Family members” or “Friends” are called, please let selected friends & family members know they are needed for pictures immediately after the ceremony.

It is recommended that someone who knows everyone be appointed the “go getter” for photograph round-ups.

q       Missed shots during ceremony

q       Bride and groom holding hands looking at camera with priest / minister behind

o       Same looking at each other

Family with Bride and Groom

Bride’s side:

q       Bride and groom with bride's immediate family (mother, father)

o       Add bride’s siblings

o       add grandparents

o       add aunts, uncles, cousins

q       Bride with sisters

o       Then brothers

q       Bride and groom with bride's friends

Groom’s side:

q       Bride and groom with groom’s immediate family (mother, father)

o       Add siblings

o       add grandparents

o       add aunts, uncles, cousins

q       Bride and groom with groom’s friends

q       Groom with sisters

o       Then brothers

q       Bride and groom with both sets of parents

q       Bride and groom with both families (immediate)

o       Add extended if desired


Bride and groom with wedding party

(if not taken before wedding - see list above)

Additional Bride & Groom Alone:

q       Groom kissing bride at the altar

q       Groom putting ring on bride's finger

q       Bride putting ring on groom's finger

q       Bride and groom lighting candles

q       Bride and groom's hands with rings and flowers

q       Bride and groom coming out front doors of church with party on steps  (if daylight)

q       Getting into car or limo

q       Shot through the sun roof of the limo

q       Shot while seated in limo

q       Bride and groom leaning out limo/car window waving

 

Other:

Reception:

q       Bride and groom making grand entrance

q       Head table with attendants and bride and groom

q       Wedding cake (prior to being cut)

o       Bride and groom beside cake

q       Best man making the toast

q       Close-up of bride and groom toasting

q       Bride and groom's first dance

q       Bride dancing with father

q       Groom dancing with mother

q       Bride dancing with father-in-law

q       Groom dancing with mother-in-law

q       Guests dancing

q       Ring bearer and flower girl

q       Candid shots of wedding party

q       Bride and groom cutting the cake

q       Bride and groom feeding cake to one another

q       Candid shots of the money dance

q       Bride faking the bouquet toss (bouquet over head)

q       Bride tossing the bouquet

o       Recipient with bride

q       Groom removing the garter

q       Groom tossing the garter

o       Recipient with groom

q       Bouquet and garter recipients

o       With bride and groom

q       Bride with bridesmaids

q       Bride with friends

q       Groom with groomsmen

q       Groom with friends

q       Bride and groom with party

q       Bride and groom with friends

q       Decorating the car

q       Guests throwing rice, blowing bubbles

q       Bride and groom getting in car

q       Car driving away in the distance


Names of people to be photographed with bride and groom:

Bride’s Side

Groom’s Side

Father

Mother

Step mother

Step father

Brother(s)

Sister(s)

Grandparents

(fathers side)

Grandparents

(mother’s side)

Great grandparents

Aunts

Uncles

Cousins

Maid of honor 

Best Man

Maids in waiting

And

Groomsmen

Special Friends to be photographed formally

Flower Girl &

Ring bearer

Other: