Do you have a wedding shot list?

For most people, the photography is one of the most important elements for their wedding. The couple will be so busy on the big day, that they will want to be able to look back and re-live all the special moments, as well as share these moments with friends and family. That’s why it’s so important not to miss anything! Do you have your list ready?

Here is a great sample shot list to get you thinking

Bride Preparation:

  • Getting hair and make-up done
  • Dressing
  • Maid-of-honor zipping/buttoning up the bride’s dress
  • Mother of the bride helping bride put on veil
  • Putting on garter
  • Spraying perfume
  • Looking in the mirror
  • With the maid-of-honor
  • With her parents

Groom Preparation:

  • With the best man prior to getting ready
  • Putting on cufflinks
  • Putting on fragrance
  • Father of the groom helping to put the groom’s jacket on
  • Father of the groom fixing the groom’s tie
  • Groom and the father of the groom shaking hands
  • With the best man after getting ready


  • Guests being seated
  • Bride & Groom’s parents being seated
  • Groom, Best Man & Groomsmen awaiting the Bride
  • Flower girl, ring bearer, bridesmaids and maid of honor walking down the isle
  • Bride and father of the bride walking down the isle
  • Father of the bride giving away
  • Bride and Groom together at alter
  • Exchanging vows
  • Exchanging rings
  • First kiss as a married couple
  • Signing the wedding certificate
  • Holding the wedding certificate
  • Exiting the ceremony venue
  • Getting into limo
  • First toast together in limo

Family – Group Shots (Be sure to get a full length and close up shot of each):

  • Bride with each of her parents
  • Groom with each of his parents
  • Bride with her parents and siblings
  • Groom with his parents and siblings
  • Bride with her grandparents
  • Groom with his grandparents
  • Both with both sets of parents
  • Both with both sets of parents and siblings
  • Bride and Maid of Honour
  • Bride, Maid of Honour and bridesmaids
  • Groom and Best Man
  • Groom, Best Man & Groomsmen
  • All the women & girls
  • All the men & boys
  • Group shot with everyone


  • Parents being announced
  • Bridesmaids and Groomsmen being announced
  • Bride and Groom being announced
  • Bride and Groom’s first dance together
  • Bride and Groom dancing with family members (Bride with father, Groom with Mother, Bride with father in law, Groom with mother in law)
  • Best man’s speech & toast to the Bride and Groom
  • Toasting with champagne glasses
  • Close up of the wedding cake
  • Cake cutting
  • Kiss after the cake cutting
  • Bride throwing the bouquet
  • Groom removing Bride’s garter
  • Bride and Groom’s last dance
  • The get away!

Happy Wedding Shooting!