A photo shot list is SO important to ensure you get all the photos you want from your big day. This list will also help the portrait photo process go as smoothly as possible so you can get back to the celebration! The shot list should have all combinations (with the first names of the people in the photos) so that your day-of coordinator can call out names to quickly get people into position for your photographer. Every family dynamic is different, so every portrait list is different. Be sure to give this photo shot list to both your photography team and your wedding coordinator/planner before your big day.
Do your best to arrange the photo combinations in an order so that there is the least amount of shuffling of people. Your wedding planner should be able to help you put your combinations in the best order depending on your particular combinations.
Below is an example photo shot list. Of course, not all of these combinations will apply to every couple and there may be additional combinations you would like to add.
“B” = Bride
“G” = Groom
ie – “B. Mother” = Bride’s Mother
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After these portrait photos have been taken, the photography team should take photos of the bridal party and bride & groom. If these photos were taken before the ceremony, take the remaining cocktail hour time as an opportunity to soak in a few moments as husband & wife (perhaps take a quick stroll) and possibly have your photography team take a few more candid style shots while you do so.
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