The ultimate wedding photography shoot list

Having a wedding photography shoot list will avoid disappointment on your big day and guarantee photos that enable you to relive the most special day of your lives. Our ultimate wedding photography shoot list will give you plenty of ideas on what to include in your ultimate list. 

Getting ready

Photos can capture; the bridal and groom party getting ready, beautiful shots of the wedding dress as well as mother and daughter moments. These are just a handful of ideas that can be captured prior to the wedding ceremony. There is no doubt that the whole day will go by in a heartbeat, so it’s important to capture even the smallest details.

First look

Whether the first look happens before the ceremony or at the alter, ensuring that the photographer captures this moment will bring back all those feelings you felt on the day. We think that capturing the first look is one of the most special and unforgettable moments, so there is no doubt that this has to be on your list.

Travelling to the wedding ceremony

Travelling to the wedding ceremony is always the first glimpse of the bride and groom for their guests. If this is on your ultimate wedding photography shoot list, photographers can capture the exciting and awaiting atmosphere in the build up to the wedding.

Wedding Ceremony

Firstly, check with your wedding venue to see what their photography policy is because it may be that they don’t allow any photography. If you are fortunate enough to be allowed photography, we suggest adding moments such as guests arriving, exchanging the vowels and walking down the aisle. A lot happens during the wedding ceremony so it’s vital that you make note of every detail on the shoot list. 

Just married!

We think this is the best way to capture the happy couple with their friends and family. Confetti throwing when they leave the venue always captures beautiful action shots and endless smiles. The classic ‘just married car’ is another popular image among couples. We recommend having these two key events in your shoot list.

Post-ceremony wedding photos

Couples usually set time aside for wedding portraits and this can last anywhere between 1-2 hours. We recommend doing this for the more formal shoots. We suggest brainstorming groups before the day so you can capture more photos within the time frame e.g the bridal party, photos with both parents, etc. 


Here you can capture more photos of guests arriving and chatting amongst themselves to remember the amazing atmosphere of the night. A popular photo is the newlywed couple entering into the reception venue. You can’t forget about speeches in your wedding photoshoot list either! Make sure you tell the photographer to capture the expressions and emotions of everyone in the room and not just the main party. Remember to also include photos of your cake, table settings and food to your list as well!

Partying all night!

Once food has been eaten and speeches have been said, it’s time to dance the night away. If you have this on your list, your photos will be filled with shots of laughter, chatting, drinking and most importantly everyone having fun! Be sure to add the first dance to your list, as you will not want to miss that out.

If you want to capture even more photos to remember your special day, head to our blog for our top 10 pre-wedding photoshoot locations in Bali and Singapore.

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