There will be so many moments you will want to capture with photographs on the big day. However, there are some moments that are album essentials. There is magic to be found in every part of the day. Don’t forget about the build-up to the wedding – there are so many photograph opportunities to be had there. Here is a list of fourteen wedding photos you absolutely must have to fully capture the spirit of the day.
This is the beginning of your wedding story so it is vital that you get it on camera. Shots can include the girls doing up their dresses and the guys tying their bow ties.
A Picture Of The Dress
You will no doubt have endless pictures of you in your gown taken throughout the day. But it would be nice to have a photo of the dress how it was the first time you saw it. Have a shot taken of it on the hanger to remind you of the tingles you got when you first laid eyes on it.
This technically counts as two pictures. You will want a pic of your ring alone with your dress or an item of clothing you’ll be wearing at the wedding. Then you and your other half need to take a photo of the two rings together to show your new union.
If you’ve put some effort in a display for you wedding favours, ask your photographer to capture it before your guests dive in. It’ll be nice to look back and see how good the little untouched details looked.
The floristry enhances the narrative or your wedding, so it is key to have photos of it. Whether it’s the blooms that decorated the ceremony and reception or the bridal bouquet, they will inject colour into the album and remind you of how beautiful they all were on the day.
It would be great to have a picture that shows you in all your glory. A bridal portrait will be a wonderful addition to your wedding album that would be worthy of a fashion magazine. You will look amazing on the day, and this photo will give you an excuse to be a model for a little bit.
These are great examples of moments before the wedding that will tell a great story. These can be taken from the time when people start getting ready right up to when the bride is given away. They will show those final emotions before you are married, and will make for priceless mementos.
Children At The Wedding
These pictures will make great keepsakes. When all of the children are grown up, you will be able to whip out the wedding album and show them how they all looked on the big day when they were little.
While you are stood saying your vows, your guests will look on mesmerised. However, this is not something you will be able to see yourself whilst you are actually in the moment. Your photographer will be able to capture your guests’ reactions for you to look back on after the wedding.
The cake is an iconic part of any day. Your wedding cake is the result of a lot of decision making and lot of time. Despite this, your guests will polish it off within minutes. Remember your cake well after it is eaten by making it an addition to your photo album.
Your first dance as a married couple is such a special moment. You might not remember that much about it with everything else that will have been flying around you read that day. Photos that show your first dance together will be terrific to look back on in the days after the ceremony.
The Father-Daughter Dance
The father-daughter (or mother-son) dance is something that is so special. It will be one of the most beautiful moments of the day and it is only right that it there is a page in the photo album devoted to it.
The Happy Couple Listening To The Speeches
The reactions of the newlyweds to the speeches will provide a great opportunity for pictures to show them as the truly are. They will also be more meaningful than just capturing the speakers themselves.
Whether they are reading letters from their bridesmaids, groomsmen, or each other, the bride and grooms’ reactions to letters are yet more very touching moments to have pictures of. Looking back on these photos will evoke strong emotions for everyone, and will add buckets of sentimental value to the album.
So, for a wedding album brimming with gorgeous photos of all aspects of your big day, include the above ideas. They will make for magnificent memories to look back on when your wedding is done with. Plus they’ll be a real treat to show everyone afterwards.
Alongside these photos, there are a few more that you may want to flesh out the wedding album. Below is a list of other ideas that may take your fancy.