Short List Guide: Your Must-Have Wedding Photos

must have wedding photos


After you cover the basics with your photographer, the next step photography-wise is creating a wedding shot list. This is a MUST-DO wedding task, so don’t put it off.

The last thing you want is to realize you’re missing a photo of your grandmother, rings, gown, etc. from the big day — and trust us, it happens. I, for example, was shocked to discover that I only had one picture with my mother in my wedding dress. What a huge regret (we didn’t have a shot list).

A wedding shot list ensures that there will be no surprises or holes when you get your wedding photos back — that everyone and everything you want photographed will be.

Check out our checklist of essential wedding-day photos below. Keep in mind that everyone is different, so you’ll want to double check that all of the shots you want are included. Nonetheless, it’s a great reference to get you started.


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