Your wedding photos shouldn’t just be beautiful — they should tell the story of your wedding day. From the look on your guests’ faces as you walk down the aisle to your first dance, these insanely gorgeous photos will give you an idea of what we’re talking about. Take a look, drool a little, get ideas, and then find your photographer.
The Getting Ready Photo
The time before the ceremony while you’re getting ready — whether it’s stepping into your dress or having your makeup done — is one of the most exciting parts of the day.
Your Preceremony Emotions
Before the ceremony, you’ll probably have a lot on your mind — namely marrying your best friend — making this the perfect time for your photographer to capture candid smiles and expressions.
A Shot of Your Wedding Dress
Your wedding dress — the one you found after months of searching or the one you stumbled upon at a sample sale — will be the focal point of the day.
Your Wedding Hairstyle
Don’t underestimate your wedding day look. Style photos like one of your hair perfectly pinned back (before you’ve danced the night away) are must-haves.
A Fashion Magazine-Worthy Photo of You
Once you’re all put together, you’re going to want an I-look-amazing-and-I-know-it shot (trust us, you will!).
The Wedding Rings Photo
We’ve seen photographers arrange the wedding rings in books, bowls, bouquets, and more. No matter how it’s propped, a good shot of your wedding bands (like this one) is a scene-setter.
Personal Notes and Wedding Vows
A sign-of-the-times shot of wedding vows typed up on an iPhone notepad is a sweet addition to the photo album.
A Photo of Your Bridal Bouquet
Black-and-White Action Shots
Many times, action shots are just simply stunning in black and white, and this is one of them.
You’ll probably have the posed shots of your families all together after the ceremony. But a photojournalistic shot of you with your dad or mom just before the ceremony is full of emotion and sentiment — a must-have if you ask us.
A Shot of You and Your Bestie
She’s your very best friend or she’s your sister (or both!), and you asked her to be your bridesmaid or maid of honor for good reason. A shot of the two of you together for the album is a no-brainer.
The Child Attendant Photos
Just the Guys
Shots of the guys gathered together on the porch before the ceremony or just hanging out with the groom relaxing preceremony are so much better than the stiff all-lined-up shots from your parents’ wedding album.