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58 Photos You Need on Your Wedding Photography Checklist

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Your big day is rapidly approaching — it’s time to talk about making your wedding photography checklist. After months and months of planning leading up to your wedding day, it’s sure to be one you’ll never forget. At the same time, you want to make sure you capture the “must-have” moments of the day to jog your memory (because the day will go by so quickly).

You will need to find a photographer in your city. Luckily, our curated directory makes it easy for you to find the perfect fit (don’t forget to filter by city, event type, and more.) 

Duke Khodaverdian, of acclaimed studio Duke Images, says that when you’re choosing a photographer, “It’s important to ask the photographer what type of lighting they do, what kind of poses they like doing, and how much direction they give couples on the wedding day.” Having these questions answered can ensure your wedding photos check all of your boxes. 

We’re sharing 58 tips on how to get the best photos at your wedding. Add these to your wedding photography checklist to ensure you don’t miss a single, glorious detail. 

Photos Before Your Ceremony

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photographer: Sara Wight Photography event planner: Elizabeth Goslee for Winvian Farm floral: Sarah Worden Natural Design venue: Winvian Farm

Wedding Ceremony Photos

Wedding Reception Photos

Post-Party Photos


People Also Ask

Is it important to let your photographer know which images you want captured?

Khodaverdian from Duke Images, says “Yes, definitely let your photographer know the types of photos and poses you are looking for. We always ask our clients to send us a photo list for family and wedding party pictures. Since we don’t know the whole family, it is very important they have this list with the names and groupings.” 

Remember that it is your day and it is okay to make sure you ask for exactly what you want to ensure that you get the perfect photos. 

What comes after choosing a wedding photographer?

Often a photographer is one of the first wedding vendors chosen. They tend to book quickly and far in advance. Once you have your photographer secured (and your wedding photography checklist done), we suggest finding a wedding venue or skilled wedding planner

PartySlate can help you find an available wedding venue near you. Imagining a garden wedding for 75 guests? Or a decadent ballroom bash for 300? You can filter our suggestions by venue type, guest count, desired location, and much more.