Top 100 types of wedding photos

We are Steve and Laura, two wedding photographers that love wedding photography.  We are often asked lots of questions about wedding photography so we though we would put this guide together that answers lots of them.

Bride getting Ready (25)

To see a detailed list of the types of photos we take in the morning with the bride getting ready please visit brides getting ready wedding photos.

As you can see there are more than 25 different types of photos we take when Laura goes with the bride in the morning to take shots of her ‘getting ready’.  Other reasons include:

  1. Emotional moments: The time spent getting ready is often filled with excitement, laughter, and sometimes tears. Capturing these raw emotions helps to tell the story of the day and provides a lasting memory of these special moments.
  2. Bonding experiences: The process of getting ready together can be a bonding experience for the bride and her bridesmaids. These images can serve as a reminder of the close friendships and love they share.
  3. Documenting the details: The bride and her bridesmaids likely spent time and effort selecting their dresses, hairstyles, makeup, and accessories. Having photographs of these details helps to document the thought and care that went into planning the wedding.
  4. Timeless memories: The moments before the ceremony are some of the last few hours the bride will spend as a single woman. Capturing this time with her bridesmaids can create a special, nostalgic memory for the bride to cherish in the years to come.
  5. Creating a complete story: Having photographs of the entire wedding day, from start to finish, helps to create a comprehensive visual narrative of the event. This can be particularly valuable when creating a wedding album or sharing the photos with friends and family.
  6. Setting the tone: The getting-ready photos can also help set the tone for the rest of the wedding day, showcasing the anticipation and excitement leading up to the main event.

Groom Getting Ready (25)

Steve always goes with the groom in the morning and takes dozens of photos and as you can see there are well over 25 different types of Groom getting ready photos.

  1. Capture candid moments: The moments of the groom and groomsmen preparing for the ceremony can provide genuine, candid, and emotional moments that will make beautiful memories. These candid shots help to tell the complete story of the wedding day.
  2. Document the details: Taking pictures of the groom and groomsmen getting ready allows the photographer to capture the smaller details of their attire, such as cufflinks, ties, boutonnieres, and watches. These details are an essential part of the wedding day and contribute to the overall aesthetic.
  3. Showcase personalities: Photographing the groom and groomsmen during their preparation can capture their unique personalities and the camaraderie between them. This helps to create a more personal and intimate photo collection.
  4. Create a balanced photo album: Including photos of both the bride and groom getting ready gives a more balanced and complete perspective of the wedding day. It ensures that both the bride’s and groom’s experiences are equally represented in the final album.
  5. Sentimental value: Photos of the groom and groomsmen getting ready can hold sentimental value for the couple, as they show the anticipation, excitement, and nerves leading up to the ceremony. These images can become cherished memories to look back on in the years to come.
  6. Set the scene: Photographing the groom and groomsmen before the ceremony helps to set the scene for the rest of the wedding day. These images provide context and a sense of continuity as the day unfolds.

Before, during and after the Ceremony At the Church (22)

Obviously these are the main photos of the day where Steve and Laura go into overdrive!  Here is a summary of why you would want your before, during and after ceremony photos and what we are looking to capture for you:

  1. Capturing memories: Wedding photographs are cherished keepsakes that help couples remember their special day. By capturing moments before, during, and after the ceremony, they can have a visual story of the entire event, which they can revisit and share with their loved ones.
  2. Documenting preparation and anticipation: Pictures taken before the ceremony can capture the excitement and anticipation leading up to the big moment. This includes shots of the bride and groom getting ready, candid moments with family and friends, and detail shots of the venue and decorations.
  3. Recording key moments: Photos taken during the ceremony document important events, such as the processional, the exchange of vows, the ring ceremony, and the first kiss. These images capture the essence of the wedding and are often among the most treasured photographs from the day.
  4. Celebrating the newlyweds: Pictures taken just after the ceremony capture the joy and relief of the newly married couple as they exit the church, interact with their guests, and celebrate their first moments as a married couple. These images often convey genuine emotion and happiness.
  5. Preserving family memories: Group shots with family members and friends taken before, during, and after the ceremony can become cherished family heirlooms. These photographs can be shared with future generations and serve as a visual record of the couple’s loved ones.
  6. Versatility for the wedding album: Having a variety of images from different stages of the wedding day allows the couple to create a diverse and visually interesting wedding album. This collection of photos can be used to craft a narrative that tells the story of their special day.
  7. Professional quality: A skilled wedding photographer will be able to capture high-quality images in various lighting conditions and settings, ensuring the couple has a beautiful visual representation of their wedding day.

Before and during and after the Wedding breakfast (44)

As professional wedding photographers we love to take pictures during and after the wedding breakfast for several reasons:

  1. Quality photographs: Professional photographers have the necessary equipment, skills, and experience to take high-quality photographs that capture the essence of the wedding day. They know how to use lighting, angles, and composition to create beautiful and timeless images that will be cherished for years to come.
  2. Capturing special moments: A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and there are many special moments that occur throughout the day. Professional photographers have a keen eye for capturing these moments, whether it’s the exchange of vows, the first dance, or the cutting of the cake.
  3. No missed moments: Professional photographers are skilled at being in the right place at the right time, so they won’t miss any important moments during the wedding day. They can also anticipate moments and capture them before they happen.
  4. Peace of mind: By hiring professional wedding photographers, the bride and groom can relax and enjoy their special day, knowing that the photography is in capable hands. They don’t have to worry about friends or family members missing important moments or taking subpar photographs.
  5. Professional editing: After the wedding, the photographers will carefully select the best images and edit them to enhance their quality. This includes color correction, cropping, and other adjustments to ensure that the final images are stunning.

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