Wedding Ideas & Advice
Must Have Photographs

Must Have Photographs

Photography by Surreal Photo & Cinema, Ilse Salinas Photography, AOR Photo Co., and Ana Waltschew Visuals

Check off all the photographs you want taken throughout your wedding weekend. Then make a copy of this form and give it to your photographer in advance.


  • Maid/Matron of honor putting garter on bride’s leg
  • Bride alone
  • Bride with her mother
  • Bride with her father
  • Bride with both her parents
  • Bride with her entire family and/or any combinations
  • Bride with maid/matron of honor
  • Bride with bridesmaids
  • Bride with flower girl and ring bearer
  • Bride’s mother putting on her corsage
  • Groom leaving his house
  • Groom putting on his boutonniere
  • Groom with his mother
  • Groom with his father
  • Groom with both his parents
  • Groom with his entire family or any combination
  • Groom with his best man
  • Groom with his ushers (with or without best man)
  • Groom shaking hands with his best man
  • Groom with bride’s father
  • Bride and her father exiting limousine
  • Special family members being seated
  • Groom awaiting bride’s arrival at altar
  • Bride and her father just before processional
  • Bride and her father during processional
  • Altar flowers / decorations


  • The processional (bride with her father, flower girl, ring bearer, bridesmaid, mothers lighting unity candle, etc.)
  • Readers, vocalists, musicians, officiant
  • Bride and groom saying their vows
  • Bride and groom exchanging rings
  •  Groom kissing bride at altar
  •  Bride and groom leaving altar during recessional


  • Newlyweds with both their families
  • Bride and groom with entire wedding party
  • Bride and groom signing marriage certificate
  • Flowers and other decorations


  • Outside of reception venue
  • Bride and groom entering reception venue
  • Receiving line
  • Guest tables prior to beginning of reception
  • Buffet Table prior to beginning of reception
  • Dessert Table prior to beginning of reception
  • Bride’s Cake and table prior to beginning of reception
  • Cutting of Bride’s Cake
  • Groom’s Cake and table prior to beginning of reception
  • Cutting of Groom’s Cake
  • DJ or band performing
  • Bride dancing with her father
  • Groom dancing with his mother
  • Bride dancing with groom’s father
  • Groom dancing with bride’s mother
  • Newlyweds’ first dance together
  • Newlyweds feeding each other cake
  • Table decorations prior to beginning of the reception
  • Bouquet-tossing ceremony
  • Garter-tossing ceremony
  • Wedding party table prior to beginning of reception and during reception
  • Toasts
  • Family tables (occupied)
  • Candid guest shots
  • Guests on dance floor
  • Bride and groom saying goodbye to their parents
  • Bride and groom looking back, waving goodbye in the getaway car
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Ilse Salinas Photography
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AOR Photo Co. and Ana Waltschew Visuals

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