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Ten “Must Have” Wedding Photos

Ten “Must Have” Wedding Photos

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 08:37

It is the day you have been waiting for and dreaming of all your life. You have found your person and are ready to get forever started. Your wedding day is the beginning of the rest of your days, and you have plenty of ideas for making sure it’s special. 

Years later, you will look back on this day with a full heart, ready to tell your children and grandchildren stories about how beautiful it was. You want to make sure you have beautiful, high-quality photographs of all the key moments. You need a professional photographer who can capture these precious moments.

It is not just about finding a person with the right equipment but making sure you have the right shot list to permanently preserve your precious memories.

In this article, we are discussing ten must-have wedding photos:

Ten of the Most Important Wedding Shots 

1) After Putting On the Dress and Vail

You spent months (maybe even longer) searching for the perfect dress. Professional photographs that capture your anticipation of saying “I do,” after you have put on the dress on your wedding day will be something you will enjoy for a lifetime.

2) Bridal Portraits

This is your special day and one of the happiest moments of your life. You will look stunning and you should have some photographs to remember this special time. 

3) Getting Ready 

Shots of the bride and groom getting ready, donning the boutonnières and ties, and putting the finishing touches on their hair and jewelry are candid and beautiful. Your bridal party is made up of all your closest family and friends. 

Getting ready is a time when you are laughing and enjoying the company of those who matter most.  

4) Hair and Makeup

You are probably investing quite a bit in your wedding day look. You may never go through quite as much effort on your hair and makeup again. 

It is wise to have portraits highlighting your hair and makeup on your special day. 

5) The First Look

Whether you schedule a pre-ceremony first look or your groom will first see your dress as you walk the aisle, you want to make sure your photographer captures the moment your groom sees you in your dress for the first time. 

6) The Groom

You may have never seen your groom as dressed up as they are on the day of your ceremony. Make sure your photographer is prepared to capture them on your special day together. 

7) The Ceremony 

Of course, it is vital to capture the key moments of the ceremony. From the exchanging of rings and vows to the pronouncement, and all the moments in between, you want to hire a photographer who is skilled and experienced in preserving all the special moments of your ceremony.

8) The Bridal Party Post-Ceremony

You have just made one of the most important commitments in your life, in the presence of your closest family and friends. It is vital to preserve your memories of the moments following your ceremony with your bridal party present through high-quality portraits. 

9) The Bride With Parents

If it is at all possible, schedule a few moments to take photographs with your parents or whoever in your life has been a source of strength and mentorship. 

10) The Whole Family 

You may have family traveling from many miles away, who you may not see as often as you would like. It would be meaningful to have photos with them on your special day. 

Time’s Treasured Studios - Must-Have Wedding Photography

I don’t need to tell you how important excellent photography is for your wedding. There is a lot of work that culminates in this one day -- you want to make sure it’s captured and captured with beauty and reverence for the occasion.

Couples are like spring blossoms in that no two are alike. I like to meet with the engaged couple over coffee or tea, if feasible, to better understand what kind of approach they want to take — bold, innovative, traditional, etc. This way, we can get to know each other better, and I can learn essential details about the wedding idea you have in mind.

I offer a number of comprehensive and affordable packages. My favorite is The Eternal package, which includes:

  • Choice of Bridal or Boudoir Portrait Session
  • Capturing the Wedding
  • Bride and Groom Portraits
  • Celebration After the Wedding
  • Wedding Party Portraits, Family Member Portraits
  • Candid Moments of Event (up to 8 hours)
  • Full copyright release of ALL edited digital images
  • Online Gallery
  • Proof Book (Up to 30 Images in 4x6 or 5x7 Bound Notebook Style)
  • 1 16x24 Lustre Print (Perfect for Bridal Portrait Display)
  • 2 8x10 Lustre Prints
  • 4 5x7 Lustre Prints

Another really fun option is to have boudoir photos taken. Read my article here for more information on this fun, uplifting, fiancé-giftable experience. 

If you are in the Triad or Foothills near Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, or Winston-Salem, I would love to help you capture all of your must-have wedding photography moments. I have years of experience and expertise in helping couples remember their special day. 

Contact me for more information on how I can help you preserve the memories of your wedding day.