Capturing Love: A Wedding Day Checklist

Capturing love stories is a wedding photographer's art. With every click, we freeze moments that unfold once, but linger forever. This checklist is our guide through the wedding day, ensuring we catch every smile, tear, and glance. Join me as we navigate the beauty, chaos, and joy of a wedding day – from the intimate pre-ceremony moments to the lively celebrations that follow.

Photography Check list 

Before the Ceremony:


  • Getting ready (hair and makeup).
  • Putting on the dress.
  • Candid moments with bridesmaids.


  • Getting ready (tying the tie, putting on the suit).
  • Candid moments with groomsmen.

Detail Shots

  • Wedding dress.
  • Shoes.
  • Rings.
  • Bouquet.
  • Accessories (jewellery, cufflinks)

First Look

  • The moment the bride and groom see each other for the first time.


Venue Shots

  • Wide-angle shots of the ceremony space.
  • Aisle decorations.


  • Guests arriving.
  • Bridal party walking down the aisle.
  • Father walking the bride down the aisle.

Ceremony Moments

  • Exchange of vows.
  • Ring exchange.
  • First kiss.
  • Signing the marriage certificate.


  • Newlyweds leaving the ceremony.

Formal Portraits

Bride and Groom

  • Various poses and compositions.
  • Candid and natural moments.

Bridal Party

  • Group shots.
  • Fun and candid moments.

Family Portraits

  • Pre-planned shots with close family members.

Candid Moments


  • Candid shots of guests during cocktail hour.


Reception Details:

  • Decorations.
  • Place settings.
  • Cake.
  • Favors


  • Bride and groom entering the reception.

First Dance:

  • Capture the couple's first dance.

Toasts and Speeches:

  • Shots of the speakers.
  • Reactions of the couple and guests.

Cake Cutting:

  • Moments leading up to cutting the cake.
  • The actual cake cutting.


  • Candid shots of guests dancing.
  • Special dances (father-daughter, mother-son).

Bouquet and Garter Toss:

  • Shots of the toss and reactions.

Candid Moments:

  • Capture laughter, tears, and other spontaneous moments.
  • Reactions during the ceremony and speeches.


In the world of wedding photography, flexibility and a keen eye are our tools. This checklist is more than a list; it's a recipe for creating a visual story that lasts a lifetime. Beyond the planned poses, it's the unplanned laughs and tears that make a wedding day unique. So, let's capture love, freeze moments, and create memories that withstand the test of time. Happy shooting!