7/20/2019

shot list

 
 

GETTING READY:

Bride:

  • Hair /Makeup Shots, including brushes, the makeup artist in action, close ups of things like eyelashes, lips, smiling bride, mimosas, etc.

  • Bridesmaids “getting ready” laughing together

  • Bridesmaid and bride in special robes, shirts etc.

  • All of bride’s necessities before she puts them on: shoes, lacy dainties (if appropriate or unique), dress, veil, jewelry etc.

  • Bride’s dress with bridesmaid dresses in unique situations.

  • Any special bride items like monogrammed, handkercheif, family bible, etc.

  • Bride getting dressed (we usually had the bridesmaids in their dresses prior to this.

  • Maid of honor or mother zipping / lacing the dress.

  • Mother of the Bride placing the veil, kissing bride.

  • All bridesmaids admiring bride.

Groom:

  • Groom and groomsmen having fun, goofing off before getting ready (if they golf, play cards, etc, capture the anticipation.

  • Groom’s important items: suit hanging, tie or bow tie, shoes, cuff links, any monogrammed items like tie tac or flask.

  • Groom shaving and completing hair preparation.

  • Groom getting dressed

  • Groom shining shoes

  • Groom and groomsmen putting on vests, ties and tying for each other.

  • Groom with father tying tie or bow tie

  • Groom with groomsmen hanging out in hotel room

Pre-Wedding:

TRACK A: (Traditional with Bride and Groom NOT seeing each other prior to ceremony)

PreWedding Bride:

  • Bride with Bridesmaids, each individually (usually only done quickly one after another and in both 3/4 and full length, a “smile pose” and a “fun” pose like sorority symbol etc)

  • Bride with Bridesmaids – groups

  • Bride /Bridesmaids closeups of dresses, perspective of shoes, and bouquets

  • Bride with flower girls.

  • Bride with any other attendents like guestbook etc.

Bride with First Look with Parents / Dad.

  • Dad’s reaction

  • Mom reaction

  • Mom and Dad embracing daughter

Bride with Parents:

  • Bride with mom, smilng and her kissing mom

  • Bride with Dad, smiling and him kissing bride on cheek

  • Bride with both parents

  • Bride with siblings (individually, with their significant others in a family group, and together.)

  • Bride with parents and siblings.

  • Bride with parents, siblings, children and married ins. (we avoided any “boyfriend, girlfriend” in this photo unless specifically requested.)

  • Bride with Grandparents (if any)

  • Bride with Grandparent and their respective child (3 generations)

Bride ALONE:

  • Bride closeup of face /hair/ veil (add an artistic pics of bride with flowers, eyes only, looking down are her, her staring up at you.

  • Bride waist up – shows of the details of her dress, from front and behind with light shining through

  • Bride 3/4 – we usually did this with her staring in to flowers or artistically off into light… makes her look like the little angel her mother remembers! Front and back.

  • Bride full length front, side and back.

PreWedding Groom:

  • Groom with Groomsmen, each individually (usually only done quickly one after another and in both 3/4 and full length, a “smile pose” and a “fun” pose like sunglasses, frat symbol etc)

  • Groom with Groomsmen & Ushers – groups

  • Groom /Groomsmen closeups of txues or suits, ties, cufflinks, perspective of shoes, and boutenierres

  • Groom with ring bearers.

  • Groom with any other attendents or ushers

Groom with Parents:

  • Groom with mom, traditional smiling and her kissing him on cheek

  • Groom with Dad, shaking dad’s hand and smiling at camera

  • Groom with both parents

  • Groom with siblings (individually, with their significant others in a family group, and together.)

  • Groom with parents and siblings.

  • Groom with parents, siblings, children and married ins. (we avoided any “boyfriend, girlfriend” in this photo unless specifically requested.)

  • Groom with Grandparents (if any)

  • Groom with Grandparent and their respective child (3 generations)

Groom ALONE: 

  • Groom closeup of face both smiling and serious

  • Groom waist up

  • Groom 3/4 – often crouched in the “senior squat”

  • Groom full length front, side and back.

Pre-Wedding Anticipation

  • Both sides heading to church or ceremony in limo or respective transportation.

  • Anxious preparations

  • Bride looking out window

  • Final prep for wedding ceremony, fixing bride’s hair, veil, makeup, prayers.

  • Groomsmen in huddle

Ceremony:

  • Guestbook attendants

  • Program attendants

  • Groomsmen with minister in minutes before

  • Grandparents seated

  • Parent Seated

  • Grooms party enters

  • Bridal party down the aisle

  • Flower girls and ring bearers

  • Bride down the aisle

  • Groom’s reaction to bride (this has become a HUGE ordeal in the past years)

  • Standard Ceremony items: readings, prayers, unity candle/sand, rings, vows

  • THE KISS!

  • Pronouncement of Marriage

  • Recessional ( We always made sure to get many sheer joy photos of the bride and groom receeding!)

  • Exit from the ceremony (bubbles, rice, antique car, carriage, etc.)

Post Wedding:

  • Full Family groupings with bride and groom combined

  • Extended Family groupings with bride and groom combined

  • Girls and Guys respectively in traditional formation at the ceremony location or church

  • Combined Wedding Party at Church (3-5 shots of this is fine)

  • Wedding Party combined in FUN ways and pictures they actually will use in their book!

Couple:

Creative shots of the couple in a variety of poses, smiling, kissing, in action, sexy poses, a variety of styles, locations and crops, full length, scenic, close up, 3/4 etc.

Reception Details:

  • Floral designs on tables etc.

  • Candles and any personalized decor

  • Cake & Groom’s cake

  • Tables and Decor - Many crops and angles of plating, napkins, name cards, etc.

  • Shot of the room well lit before people mess up tables (if possible)

Reception:

  • Announcement of Bridal Party

  • Prayer over dinner

  • Parents of Bride and Groom with THEIR friends

  • Any large family or friend groupings like sorority, fraternity

  • Any special friend groupings (We always asked the bride and groom as they rotated around the room to flag us down if they needed us to take a pic of their college roommates, childhood friends, work colleagues, etc.)

  • Dinner details, plating, buffet prior to serving

  • Bar and tenders and any personal details there

  • Bride and Groom First Dance

  • Father Daughter Dance

  • Mother Son Dance

  • Generations Dance

  • Fun Dances

  • Toasts

  • Bouquet Toss

  • Garter Toss

  • Exit from Reception

TRACK B: (Modern with a FIRST LOOK for Bride and Groom)

PreWedding Bride:

  • Bride with Bridesmaids, each individually (usually only done quickly one after another and in both 3/4 and full length, a “smile pose” and a “fun” pose like sorority symbol etc)

  • Bride with Bridesmaids – groups

  • Bride /Bridesmaids closeups of dresses, perspective of shoes, and bouquets

  • Bride with flower girls.

  • Bride with any other attendents like guestbook etc.

Bride with First Look with Parents / Dad.

  • Dad’s reaction

  • Mom reaction

  • Mom and Dad embracing daughter

Bride ALONE: 

  • Bride closeup of face /hair/ veil (artistic pics of bride with flowers, eyes only, looking down, etc)

  • Bride waist up – shows of the details of her dress, from front and behind with light shining through

  • Bride 3/4 – staring in to flowers or artistically off into light… Front and back.

  • Bride full length front, side and back.

PreWedding Groom:

  • Groom with Groomsmen, each individually (usually only done quickly one after another and in both 3/4 and full length, a “smile pose” and a “fun” pose like sunglasses, frat symbol etc)

  • Groom with Groomsmen & Ushers – groups

  • Groom /Groomsmen closeups of txues or suits, ties, cufflinks, perspective of shoes, and boutenierres

  • Groom with ring bearers.

  • Groom with any other attendents or ushers

Groom ALONE:

  • Groom closeup of face both smiling and serious

  • Groom waist up

  • Groom 3/4 – often crouched in the “senior squat”

  • Groom full length front, side and back.

First Look:

A great lighting situation for the bride and groom to be alone and produce some really tender images!  Generally the groom stands with his back turned to the bride and depending on the size of her dress / ease of movement had one of the two turn around and look at the other / walk toward.

  • Laughter

  • Tears

  • Excitement

  • Embraces

  • Kisses

  • Rings

  • and more!

Couple:

1Creative shots of the couple in a variety of poses, smiling, kissing, in action, sexy poses, a variety of styles, locations and crops, full length, scenic, close up, 3/4 etc.

Groom with Parents:

  • Groom with mom, traditional smiling and her kissing him on cheek

  • Groom with Dad, shaking dad’s hand and smiling at camera

  • Groom with both parents

  • Groom with siblings (individually, with their significant others in a family group, and together.)

  • Groom with parents and siblings.

  • Groom with parents, siblings, children and married ins. (we avoid any “boyfriend, girlfriend” in this photo unless specifically requested.)

  • Groom with Grandparents (if any)

  • Groom with Grandparent and their respective child (3 generations)

Bride with Parents:

  • Bride with mom, smilng and her kissing mom

  • Bride with Dad, smiling and him kissing bride on cheek

  • Bride with both parents

  • Bride with siblings (individually, with their significant others in a family group, and together.)

  • Bride with parents and siblings.

  • Bride with parents, siblings, children and married ins. (we avoid any “boyfriend, girlfriend” in this photo unless specifically requested.)

  • Bride with Grandparents (if any)

  • Bride with Grandparent and their respective child (3 generations)

Large Groupings:

  • Full Family groupings with bride and groom combined

  • Extended Family groupings with bride and groom combined

  • Girls and Guys respectively in traditional formation at the ceremony location or church

  • Combined Wedding Party at Church

  • Wedding Party combined in FUN ways and pictures they actually will use in their book!

Pre-Wedding Anticipation

  • Both sides heading to church or ceremony in limo or respective transportation.

  • Anxious preparations

  • Bride looking out window

  • Final prep for wedding ceremony, fixing bride’s hair, veil, makeup, prayers.

  • Groomsmen in huddle

Ceremony:

  • Guestbook attendants

  • Program attendants

  • Groomsmen with minister in minutes before

  • Grandparents seated

  • Parent Seated

  • Grooms party enters

  • Bridal party down the aisle

  • Flower girls and ring bearers

  • Bride down the aisle

  • Groom’s reaction to bride

  • Standard Ceremony items: readings, prayers, unity candle/sand, rings, vows

  • THE KISS!

  • Pronouncement of Marriage

  • Recessional

  • Exit from the ceremony (bubbles, rice, antique car, carriage, etc.)

Leftover / Cleanup:

  • Any family groupings that were missed or extended family that were not included in pre-ceremony photos.

  • Extended Family groupings with bride and groom combined

  • Any wedding party large groups that need to happen specifically at the ceremony location

  • Combined Wedding Party at Church

  • Any formal family images that need to happen at ceremony location

  • A handful of couple pics at the altar

Reception Details:

  • Floral designs on tables etc.

  • Candles and any personalized decor

  • Cake & Groom’s cake

  • Tables and Decor- Many crops and angles of plating, napkins, name cards, etc.

  • Shot of the room well lit before people mess up tables (if possible)

Reception:

  • Announcement of Bridal Party

  • Prayer over dinner

  • Parents of Bride and Groom with THEIR friends

  • Any large family or friend groupings like sorority, fraternity

  • Any special friend groupings (flag us down if you need us to take a pic of their college roommates, childhood friends, work colleagues, etc.)

  • Dinner details, plating, buffet prior to serving

  • Bar and tenders and any personal details there

  • Bride and Groom First Dance

  • Father Daughter Dance

  • Mother Son Dance

  • Generations Dance

  • Fun Dances

  • Toasts

  • Bouquet Toss

  • Garter Toss

  • Exit from Reception