Raad Photography photo checklist

Getting Ready,  Approx. 60 – 90 minutes 


●    Location exterior
●    Dress hanging
●    Dress details
●    Jewelry
●    Shoes
●    Ring shots
●    Wedding invitation, and other details
●    Bride(s) and bridesmaids hair and makeup
●    Bouquets, corsages, flowers
●    Bride(s) finishing dress/veil with help from mother of the bride or bridesmaid(s)
●    Bridal party candids
●    Putting jewelry on (with help)
●    Putting on shoes (with help)
●    Bride(s) portraits
●    Mother and bride portrait
●    Father and bride portrait
●    Parents and bride.
●    Family and bride.
●    Bride(s) with each bridal party member on their side (Optional)
●    Bride(s) coming downstairs or leaving the location
●    Groom(s) details (cufflinks, ties, socks, shoes)
●    Groom(s) and groomsmen getting ready
●    Groom(s) portraits
●    Groom(s) group shots
●    Groom(s) with each person on their side (optional at this time)

First Look, Approx. 30 – 45 minutes


●    Before they see each other.
●    Candid photos of the two of them.
●    Bridal party/family reactions (if present)
●    Photos of the two of them.
●    Optional bridal party session
●    Optional family photo session

 

The Ceremony,  Approx. 45 – 60 minutes


●    Venue exteriors.
●    Venue interior details.
●    Wedding vehicle
●    Candid bride(s) and father/mother
●    Candid bride(s) and bridesmaids/flower girls
●    Candid groom(s) and groomsmen
●    Candid guests inside and outside
●    Bride(s) arrival in vehicle
●    Bride(s) exiting vehicle
●    Ushers seating guests
●    Bridal party coming down the aisle
●    Bride(s) walking down the aisle
●    Closeup of Groom's reaction
●    Father/mother/family giving the bride away
●    Vows, closeup on reactions
●    Rings closeup
●    Closeups of all key members of the ceremony
●    First kiss, and celebration after
●    Recessional/couple walking back down the aisle
●    Exiting the venue transition photo.
●    Greeting guests outside

 


Post-Ceremony - Couple, Approx. 30 – 45 minutes

 


●    Standard portraits of the couple together. Full length, ¾ length.
●    Candid photos of them interacting.
●    Photo of the back of the dress full length
●    Portraits of bride/groom on their own

 


Bridal Party, Approx. 30 – 45 minutes

 


●    Couple with each side of bridesmaids/groomsmen
●    Couple with entire wedding party with children
●    Couple with entire wedding party without children
●    Couple with any children in the wedding party
●    Bride(s) with bridesmaids
●    Brides(s) with individual bridesmaids
●    Groom(s) and groomsmen
●    Groom(s) with individual groomsmen
●    (Optional) individual portraits of all wedding party members


Family,  Approx. 30 – 60 minutes

 


●    Couple with all immediate family members (both sides)
●    Couple with each set of parents 
●    Couple with both sets of parents
●    Bride or Groom with their parents
●    Bride or Groom with each individual parent
●    Bride or groom with their parents and siblings
●    Couple with each side of parents, siblings and siblings partners
●    Couple with all siblings
●    Couple with grandparents
●    Bride or groom with their grandparents


Cocktail Hour, Approx. 15 – 30 minutes

 


●    Candid of guests
●    Small group photos with the couple and friends

 


Wedding Reception, Approx. 30 – 60 minutes

 


●    Empty reception room (if possible)
●    All decor and details brought in by the couple
●    Introductions
●    Speeches
●    Candid reactions to speeches 
●    Cutting the cake
●    The first dance
●    Bride(s) with father/groom(s) with mother dances
●    Guests dancing
●    Musicians, singers, DJ

Sunset Session 


●    Do one.