Nigerian Weddings

Wedding Photography Checklist Template: Must-Take Photos for Couples (Printable)

Every bride (and groom) dreams of having a glamorous wedding photo album to show others after the wedding. Do you know that how you pose for your wedding photos play a big role in how your photos turn out. Every week, many couples are disappointed by the photos after their weddings – most complain of how their poses ruined the pictures. Planning to give your photographer a list of your must-take wedding poses/ posing styles will ensure that they don’t disappoint, especially if you won’t be hiring the top but very expensive professionals. With our downloadable and printable photography checklist of best wedding poses below, you can get any good street-side photographer to deliver you photos that look like what you see on ovation magazine and bella naija. Read on for how to take charge of your wedding day memories – and see the photo shot-list below.

Photo Credit: Dotun Ayodeji, Nigerian Wedding Photographer, USA
 

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Whether or not your photographer asks you for ideas of your must-take photos, simply print out this wedding photography check-list of shots and give it to him/ her a photos posing/ shot-list, at least 1 week before your wedding. See the standard wedding photography poses checklist template below.

GETTING READY PORTRAIT PHOTO LIST

BEFORE THE WEDDING PHOTO SHOTS

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DURING THE SOLEMNIZATION CEREMONY AT THE CHURCH

 

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BEFORE THE RECEPTION – LIST OF POSING STYLES

AT THE RECEPTION (LIST OF SHOTS)

 

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How to Get the Wedding Photo Poses You Want

Most brides, after their wedding, tell of how fast everything went and how they didn’t “see” some ‘expected’ photos of their wedding day events. And, sometimes, brides were disappointed that their wedding photographer did not capture “that” vital shot.

Here’s what to do instead – once you’ve chosen a wedding photographer, sit down to discuss the type of photographs you’d like him/ her to take on your big day, as well as the photo types too. Professional photographers are happy to incorporate your ideas into their standard photo list of shots, and expect you to tell them. In fact, some will even ask you.

Take Charge to Preserve Your Wedding Day Memories

The celebrity wedding picture you see on glossy magazines were pre-planned – download and print the above photography checklist template and give to your photographer. Your wedding photos will last a lifetime. Your wedding day will come and go but the photos will stay with you, and so you owe it to yourself to ensure that you will have the very best photography.

After your wedding, the pictures are the only things you’ll have to “relive” your wedding day. Don’t give in to chances and assumptions that your photographer knows what is most important to you. Most expert photographers use a photo-shot list but you’ll be safer to have yours, just in case. And if your photographer is from down your street, it’s not an excuse for you not to get your wedding captured like celebrity weddings you always see on magazines. So go ahead and download and print this wedding photography checklist template.

So, tell me in the comments below – what are your two best wedding day photo poses that you see on the magazine covers or websites and must have on your big day?