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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.
2. The Kids (or Pets!)
We are suckers for seeing the little ones or furry friends walk down the aisle!
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.
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!
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.
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.
8. The Reception Tables
You’ve planned the linens, chargers, centerpieces and favors so a shot of the tablescapes is needed!
9. The Silly Shot
Get the gorgeous romantic shots but also don’t be afraid to have fun with it!
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!
11. The Bridal Bouquet
Flowers may die but the photos of your bouquet will last a lifetime! We love the bouquet shots.
12. The Boutonniere
The bride has her bouquet and the groom has his boutoniere. It’s a dapper detail that should not be overlooked.
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.
15. Reception Candid
Not just another grin and smile but as Mr. and Mrs., beaming at your beautiful reception!
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!
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.
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.
The Los Willows Team