Whether you are a bride looking for a photographer for that special day or a photographer trying to make preparation on your first wedding photography, a shot list can be a very helpful tool for photographers to capture everything without missing anything important. Wedding after all happens only once and there’s no way to turn back the time because you forgot to snap that picture of your bride and her grandma chatting happily.
The shot list is strictly for the ceremony and party session; the ones that every couples usually asign their wedding photographers with.
Before the party
Bride and groom have been spending a lot of time, around a year or longer, on preparing everything for that one special day. Make sure that you snap all the details by arriving early to the venue. This way, you can make sure that no guests are walking around, using or making changes to the prepared venue.
Take a wide shot of the room, showing the overall decoration and look of the room or the site where the reception is to take place, if outdoor. Make sure to take several shots, including special features of the room.
Snap decorations from both medium to close proximity of the details. These kinds of things tend to be missed, especially years after the event, but capturing them in the wedding album will enhances the value of your wedding book.
Tell your wedding photographers South Wales to take close up shots of the dining table, such as the plates, wine glass and flower arrangements.
If you have more than one wedding photographers South Wales working, this is a great chance of snapping getting ready session of both the bride and groom. Although the bride getting ready session is always the better one to shoot. Get several back shots, hair do, make up session, wedding dress, shoes and the bridesmaid helping the bride with her dress.
Don’t forget to take special shots for the rings! You can use Bible for props or a glass table for a reflector. Make sure you are using natural light, so somewhere close to a window or natural light source should be great.
Bride and Groom
Taking the pictures before the start of the party does probably spoil the first look in the ceremony, but you will not regret how the pictures will turn out in your wedding album. Taking the chance to snap first look, posed and lifestyle pictures around the wedding venue before the party starts is better than after you are both tired (and possibly a little drunk)
Although bride and groom has stolen some looks from each other before anything even started, these pictures still need to be included in the shot list.
Bride walking down the aisle
Father with her precious daughter in hand, walk her down and ready to send her off to her forever home. This is one of the most emotional moments for parents as they say goodbyes and finally realizes their daughter has grown up. Capture those tears!
Vow, Ring, Kiss!
Three most important part of this ceremony! Vow exchange is one where bride and groom look at each other, vowing to love until death shall separate them; and then exchanging rings to mark their vow and seal it with a kiss!