18 Photos Not to Miss on Your Wedding Day!

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Today we are sharing 18 photos not to miss on your wedding day! These are photos that are often overlooked as the “big” photos are family, bridal party and of course of the bride and groom together.

1. The Stationary Suite
While you might keep paper copies of the programs, invitations, save the dates, reply cards and other paper goods it’s a great idea to have them all together in one “stylized” shot.

Photographer: Leah Marie Photography

2. The Kids (or Pets!)
We are suckers for seeing the little ones or furry friends walk down the aisle!

Photographer: True Photography

3. The Cake and Desserts
Sure you get photos of cutting the cake but getting those photos of the cake before it’s cut into or the donut wall or dessert station is a fun photo for you guys to look back on.

Photographer: Leah Marie Photography

4. The Environmental Photo
Think of it as not a couple photo but a beautiful scenic landscape shot with the newlyweds.
5. The Shoes
Getting that stylized shot of the shoes with the veil, jewelry or other dainty details is a must!

Photographer: Shadowcatcher Imagery

6. The Venue
After the meetings and walkthroughs it’s worthy of proper documentation! Get that overall shot of the ceremony and reception set up before the guests arrive so you will always be able to look back on that special day.

Photographer: Larissa Bahr Photography
Photographer: Analisa Joy Photography

7. The Bridesmaids
Grabbing a photo with the bride and her #bridetribe is a photo that she and her girls will appreciate. Plus it shows off the bridesmaids overall style.

Photographer: Leah Marie Photography

8. The Reception Tables
You’ve planned the linens, chargers, centerpieces and favors so a shot of the tablescapes is needed!

Photographer: Leah Marie Photography
Photographer: True Photography

9. The Silly Shot
Get the gorgeous romantic shots but also don’t be afraid to have fun with it!

Photographer: Lahrissa Bahr

10. The Aisle Marker
There are so many of the big details to capture like your dress, reception tables and of course the photos but don’t forget the small details like the aisle markers!


Photographer: True Photography

11. The Bridal Bouquet
Flowers may die but the photos of your bouquet will last a lifetime! We love the bouquet shots.

Photographer: Pauline Conway Photography

 12. The Boutonniere 
The bride has her bouquet and the groom has his boutoniere. It’s a dapper detail that should not be overlooked.

Photographer: Shadowcatcher Imagery

13. The Recessional
Probably the happiest, most genuine photo that will be captured on the wedding day and a must have for your gallery at home!

14. Escort Cards
We love showing creative ways to identify your guests to their seats! Huge tip: make sure it’s photographed before guests come and take their name.

Photographer: Leah Marie Photography

15. Reception Candid
Not just another grin and smile but as Mr. and Mrs., beaming at your beautiful reception!

Photographer: Leah Marie Photography

16. The Favors
Often overlooked or forgotten until the end of the night, so the takeaway here is getting the shot before they’re all gone!

Photographer: Erica Noelle Photography

17. The Centerpieces 
A no-brainer here, but well-composed centerpieces can be a difficult shot. We love to see the blooms with proper exposure and minimal clutter around it.

Photographer: O’Ryan Empire Photography

18. The Getaway
It’s the last moment of the wedding day, so this shot anchors the wedding’s end with a final applause from your appreciative guests.

Photographer: Eden Day Photography





The Los Willows Team

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