This past Monday, I went shooting with my friend Andrew Reese, and his friend Hannah. Needless to say, she is gorgeous!!!! Here are the results of our tryst downtown. =)
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As promised last week, here’s a post regarding the timeline for your wedding day.
The best way to be sure that all the shots that are important aren’t missed is to ensure that the photographer is equipped with a shot list. Most photographers should already have one, but if you aren’t sure, ASK. And don’t be shy to add a few shots to the list. It is your wedding, after all, and it’s the photos that you want that count most. Below is a list of 50 of (generally) the most important shots to not miss.
- Detail Shots: Rings, shoes, purse, etc..
- The Dress: Hanging or Draped
- Bride getting her hair done
- Bride putting on makeup
- Bride slipping on dress with help of bridesmaids/mother
- Maid of Honor & Brides Mom – Zipping Dress
- Bride putting on shoes
- Bride looking out (window or door)
- Bridal portraits (should time permit)
- Groom Fixing Hair
- Grooms Father & Best Man: Attaching Boutonnière to grooms lapel
- Groom adjusting cuff links
- Groom Checking the Time
- Groom with Groomsmen & Fathers
- Bride with Bridesmaids & Mothers
- Bride with Mother & Father (also grandparents)
- Groom with Mother & Father (also grandparents)
- Bride Limo – Groom Limo
- Bride & Groom – Exiting Limo (Bride being helped out)
- Groom waiting at altar
- Church Wide Shot (with & without guests)
- Bride walking down aisle
- Father giving away bride
- Holding hands – Bride and Groom
- Exchange of rings
- Bride & Groom Kiss
- Bride & Groom Leaving Church ( Receiving Line)
- Bride & Groom – Inside Limo Shot
- Reception/Banquet Hall Outside shot
- Get there before guests for detail shots (tables, centers, chairs, decorations)
- Food Shots (Cocktail Hour, Drinks, etc.)
- Shot of each table full of guests
- Shots of Bride & Groom with & without family
- Bride and Groom Portraits
- Bride & Groom with Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
- Bride and Groom Hand & Ring Portraits
- First Dance
- Bride & Father Dance
- Groom & Mother Dance
- Bouquet Toss
- Guarder Belt Toss
- Cake Cutting, Bride and Groom Feeding each other
- Misc. Guests Dancing
- Bride & Groom Eating
- Best Man & Maid of Honor Toast/Speeches
- Bride & Groom Toast/Speeches
- Guestbook Signatures
- Bride & Groom’s Parents Dancing (Plus Grandparents)
- Bride & Groom giving away wedding favors
- Bride & Groom “Just Married” Vehicle – Driving Away
See any missing here?? Feel free to add some below with a comment!
Today, I’ve decided to post a little about Wedding Day Fashion.
The wedding dress is probably most brides’ favorite aspect of the wedding. Besides the whole ‘marrying your best friend/love of your life’ part. =) As many of you probably know by now, Maggie Sottero happens to be my favorite wedding dress designer. This dress is actually the one I picked out for me *ahem* before I found the newest one (also by Maggie..) that I absolutely fell in love.
This dress is called Rowena. Yes, Maggie loves her dresses so much, she even gives them names. This is a beautiful dress, and no doubt looks stunning on any bride.
Who is your favorite wedding dress designer??
This post is a continuation of the post I did earlier for improving communication with your wedding photographer.
A photographer is a skilled individual. They are artists who are entrusted with the most precious moments of your day. And they become highly skilled in organization, else they miss those moments most important.
But your photographer needs your help to stay organized; to ensure that he/she won’t miss any bit of time with you and your family on the big day. This is why it’s so important to give your photographer a running timeline of your entire day. This ensures that the photographer knows exactly how to delegate which ‘formal’ pictures to be taken when, and how much time each will last.
The following is an example of a typical rundown of the communication that should go into your relationship with your wedding photographer.
4-6 Months Before the Wedding
- Choosing your photographer
- Meeting with photographer
- Booking photographer
- Discussing initial planning stages and expectations
1 Month Before the Wedding
- Contact your photographer to be sure of all the details, go over any last minute changes, and make sure they have your updated itinerary. Make sure all times are as accurate as possible. Also, now is a good time to confirm your list of shots you do not want your photographer to miss.
1 Week Before the Wedding
- You can never confirm too many times. One last confirmation email/phone call/meeting to be 100% sure of everything.
- Also, give your photographer your emergency numbers (cell phones) and make sure you have your photographer’s.
Shot List for the Wedding Day
This post comes next week. =)
Here’s a tip for brides-to-be. We all know that planning your wedding can be stressful. You have to make sure everything is perfect and running smoothly. Improving communication with photographers is one of the many things you can do to avoid any unnecessary causes of stress!! Make sure you are open and honest with your photographer from the beginning. After all, she is the person who is in charge of capturing all the special moments of your big day.
Make sure all points are covered in the contract. You don’t want a special photograph to be missing because you didn’t make sure it was part of the deal.
Also, make a ‘shot list.’ Include every photo you absolutely want taken, such as groom with parents (and any possible sticky situations to be avoided, such as divorced parents who do not want to be photographed together). These kinds of lists make your day incredibly less stressful, and things run much more smoothly. What’s not to love about a photographer who takes control because she already knows exactly what you want?
If you haven’t already booked an engagement shoot with your photographer, ask them if they offer a pre-wedding photo shoot. These are soo essential to the relationship between client and photographer. It lets you as the client get to know your photographer, and become comfortable with their style of shooting, and it gives your photographer a chance to get to know the best way to work for you. *TIP* It doesn’t hurt to just hang out and have coffee with each other either. =) To trust someone with something so precious as your wedding day memories should mean you are comfortable, and even friends, with each other.
Don’t be afraid to let the photographer know what you are looking for!!! Yes, you booked that photographer because you love their work, and their style. But it’s a photographer’s job to bring out your personality in your photos. Help them out!
Another Wedding Day Tip to help with the photography: designate an ‘assistant’ to your photographer. Someone who knows exactly who everybody is and can have everyone rounded up so the photographer doesn’t lose his/her mind trying to find people and organize them.
Also, make sure that if your photographer and videographer are not from the same company, that they are all on the same page. It’s not always pleasant when neither one knows where the other is until they’re in the shot..
My only other advice is to make sure that you let your photographer know of any special circumstances so no one is put into any uncomfortable situations. This is your big day. Do anything you can to let it flow smoothly!!
Stuck for ideas on what to wear to your boudoir photo session?? No worries, I’ve got plenty of them!! You always want to find something you love, and yet you’re comfortable in. Corsets are absolutely great, because they give you shape, and push the girls up. This one is absolutely gorgeous, and can be found here.