Wedding Photography Checklist - A Journalistic Approach

Wedding Photography Checklist A Journalist Approach

A Detailed Wedding Photography Checklist - A Journalistic Approach

There are lots of Wedding Photography Checklist that photographers new into the wedding industry use. Our menthod adds a journalist approach to the photos taken.

I always ask my clients if there's any things that they want me to capture. Sometimes, they want me to photograph them with their pet.

Groom Prep

  1. The Groom's place
  2. Rings
  3. Suit
  4. Prep Shots – Groom alone
  5. Prep Shots - Groom and Mum, Dad, Best man, Groomsmen
  6. Mum fixing boutonnière/button hole for Groom
  7. Groom and Family
  8. Groom and Bridal party
wedding photography checklist
wedding photography checklist

Bride Prep

  1. The Bride's place
  2. The Dress – Hanging or Draped
  3. Flowers
  4. Shoes
  5. Bride with dress
  6. Prep Shot - Maid of Honor & Brides Mom – Zipping/Tidying Dress
  7. Prep Shot - Bride Applying Make Up / Hair
  8. Bride fixing boutonnière/button hole for Dad
wedding photography checklist get ready
wedding photography checklist get ready


  1. Church Wide Shot (with & without guests)
  2. Bride walking down aisle ( Side Profile & Front )
  3. Father giving away bride
  4. Groom over the shoulder shot of bride ( & Vis Versa)
  5. Holding hands – Bride and Groom
  6. Bride & Groom Kiss
  7. Bride & Groom Leaving Church ( Receiving Line)
  8. Bride & Groom – Inside Limo Shot
wedding photography checklist ceremony
wedding photography checklist ceremony

Bridal Portrait (Skipped as these are portrait shoots of bridal party)

  1. B&G (full body, half body)
  2. Bride alone
  3. Groom alone
  4. Full bridal party
  5. Bride & GM
  6. Bride & BM
  7. Groom & GM
  8. Groom & BM
wedding photography checklist portrait
wedding photography checklist portrait

Reception wedding photography checklist

  1. Reception/Banquet Hall Outside shot
  2. Food Shots (Cocktail Hour, Drinks, etc.)
  3. First Dance
  4. Bride & Father Dance
  5. Groom & Mother Dance
  6. Bouquet Toss
  7. Guarder Belt Toss
  8. Cake Cutting, Bride and Groom Feeding each other
  9. Misc. Guests Dancing
  10. Speeches
  11. Centerpieces & Flower/Decorations
  12. Guestbook Signatures
  13. Gifts
  14. Small Children Dancing with Bride & Groom
  15. Bride & Groom’s Parents Dancing (Plus Grandparents)
  16. Smiles and laughers

Here's a link to our other wedding tip blog post - tips for wedding second shooters