Weddings are occasions when the emotions of the concerned are charged. They are the instances when the pressure is at its peak. Amidst the hectic schedule and frolic, remembering to do everything that was intended is quite challenging.
Though photographs can help you in making these precious moments more memorable for your lifetime, it is imperative that you capture all the critical instances in the form of photos and videos. But amidst the fun and feverish chores you are into, there is every possibility that you might forget to get a few photographed/documented. This is where a wedding photography checklist can prove to be handy and utile.
Before embarking into the important wedding chores, have a wedding photography checklist ready with you. This can help you in taking care of even the trivial items related to wedding photography without the fear of missing them out.
Must-Haves of a Wedding Photography Checklist
There are a few vital items that should be present in a wedding photography checklist irrespective of whether you opt for local or destination wedding photography.
The checklist must contain the list of events to be captured with clarity. This might differ from one tradition to another. So, the couple should make it a point to list this down without fail in the wedding photography checklist.
A few critical ones include:
The solo and group photos of the bride and the groom in their special outfits.
Photos of parents and grandparents of both the bride and the groom
The photos of all the guests who have made it up for the function.
The picture of the altar, interior and exterior of the church.
The interior settings and the buffet.
The photos of the bridesmaids, groomsmen and flower maids.
The picture that portrays the wearing of the ring.
The garlanding picture.
Photograph of the walk down the aisle by the couple.
Photo portraying the pinning up of the wedding outfits of both the groom and the bride.
Photo depicting the handing over of the bride by the bride’s father to the groom.
In addition to this list, just research the Internet and get to know the other precious moments that are to be treasured for ever and note them in your wedding photography checklist. This would serve as a reference to the photographer too.
The checklist should contain the identity details of the close friends and relatives who would be a part of the function. This list would help the photographer in getting the events associated with this group of select people photographed.
The wedding photography checklist should contain the identity and contact details of the photography coordinator. It should also have the contact details of the assistants of the bride and the groom. This would aid the photographer in understanding the availability of the bride and the groom for photos amidst their hectic schedule at the wedding.
The wedding photography checklist should contain the details of the professional photographer too. This would in turn help anyone who has a copy of the checklist at times of exigency.