African American Weddings

Hey Ladies I Can I See Your....

Must take photo list? After my friends wedding this weekend I feel like I Have To Have One now. Her photog seem to not know what the hell he was doing? We had to tell him to take the Bride and BM and Groom and GM photos. Now thats a regular pose how did he forget about it seriously. SO If you could please show me urs I would appreciate it.


Re: Hey Ladies I Can I See Your....

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    edited December 2011
    Here you go! THis is the list Im using!!




    These are guidelines of what pictures I’d like to be taken J


    This is a list I borrowed from Knottie-Mod CourtneyBrooke, so not all the pictures are a complete must. Like I said, just a handy guideline.


    • Several of Bride.
    • Several of GROOM & I, I will give examples of photographs I like
    • Bride with bridesmaids
    • Bride with each bridesmaid
    • Bride with mother
    • Bride with brother
    • Bride with parents
    • Groom with groomsmen
    • Groom with mother
    • Groom with siblings
    • Groom with parents
    • Groom with each groomsman
    • Bridesmaids with Groom
    • Groomsmen & Bride
    • ALL details (dress, shoes, jewelry, etc etc)
    • Bride with all the kiddies (group and separate)
    • Groom and Bride in reception room prior to guests entering


    Getting Ready

                • Bride having her hair styled and makeup applied

                • Bride’s gown hanging on a padded hanger, on the bed, or draped over a chair

                • Still-life shots of the bride’s shoes, jewelry, something old, something new, etc.

                • Detailed shots of the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets

                • Candid shots of the bridesmaids getting dressed

                • Mother buttoning or zipping up the bride’s dress

                • Mother helping the bride with one last detail, such as the veil

                • Full-length shot of the bride in her gown looking at herself in a mirror

                • Bridesmaids reacting to the bride in her gown

                • Father seeing the bride in her gown

                • Bride with her parents and siblings

                • Bride with her bridesmaids

                • Groom getting ready with his father and groomsmen

                • Close-up shot of the wedding bands

                • Groom with his parents and siblings

                • Groom with the best man

                • Groom with his Groomsmen

                • Groomsmen putting on boutonnieres or ties

                • Bride and groom separately making their way to the ceremony


    The Ceremony

                • Exterior and interior shots of the ceremony site before guests arrive

                • Groom walking down the aisle with his mother

                • Close-up of groom’s expression while waiting for the bride

                • Bridal party walking down the aisle

                • Both sets of grandparents walking down the aisle

                • Bride with her escort before walking down the aisle

                • Close-up of bride just before she makes her entrance

                • Bride and her escort walking down the aisle

                • Groom reacting to bride walking down the aisle

                • Bride’s father giving her away

                • Bride and groom at the altar

                • Both sets of parents watching the ceremony

                • Wide shot of the altar, from the guests’ point of view

                • Wide shot of the audience, from the couple’s point of view

                • Special moments, such as the candle lighting and the readings

                • Close-up of bride and groom as they recite their vows

                • Close-up of bride and groom’s hands as they exchange rings

                • The kiss!

                • Close-up of the newlyweds immediately after the ceremony

                • Bride and groom hugging family and friends

                • Bride showing off her wedding ring to her bridesmaids (lol … no).

                • Bride and groom leaving the ceremony site


    Group Shots

                • Bride and groom together

                • Bride with her mother

                • Bride with her father

                • Bride with both parents

                • Bride with her entire immediate family

                • Groom with his mother

                • Groom with his father

                • Groom with both parents

                • Groom with his entire immediate family

                • Bride and groom with bride’s family

                • Bride and groom with groom’s family

                • Bride and groom with both sets of parents

                • Bride and groom with immediate family Members from both sides

                • Bride and groom with bridesmaids

                • Bride and groom with Groomsmen

                • Bride and groom with flower girl and ring bearer

                • Bride and groom with entire wedding party


    The Reception

                • Exterior and interior shot of the reception site before guests arrive

                • Still-life shots of place cards, Menus, centerpieces, decorations, table

                settings, favors, and Champagne glasses

                • The cake

                • Hors d'oeuvres and specialty drinks

                • Guests arriving and signing the guest book

                • Bride and groom arriving

                • Close-ups of friends and family making toasts

                • Bride and groom sipping Champagne at their table

                • Bride and groom speaking with guests

                • Bride and groom’s first dance

                • Bride and her father dancing

                • Groom and his mother dancing

                • Parents and grandparents dancing

                • Wedding party dancing

                • Musicians, deejay, and/or entertainers performing

                • Guests dancing

                • Bride and groom with the entire bridal party

                • Bride and groom cutting the cake

                • Bouquet toss

                • Newlyweds’ vehicle

                • Bride and groom leaving the reception

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    ktrntrryktrntrry member
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    edited December 2011

    This wasn't my post but Thanks MIABRIDENTAMPA .

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    edited December 2011
    PHOTO – Must Have Shots! 
    ·         Makeup (details)
    ·         Getting my makeup on
    ·         Getting my hair done – may possible be done already
    ·         Putting flower (or hair pin)  in my hair
    ·         Kelvin opening his gift from meJ
    ·         My wedding dress – hanging
    ·         Kylie’s flower girl dress – hanging
    ·         Both of our dresses hanging next to each other
    ·         My wedding shoes
    ·         Me getting in my dress
    ·         Back of my dress
    ·         Bridesmaid dresses
    ·         My finished hair
    ·         My finished makeup
    ·         Me with my bouquet
    ·         All of our bouquets together 

    ·         Me giving Kelvin another gift
    ·         Us in the middle of the street
    ·         Me lifting my dress to see my shoes
    ·         Shoe shot of us both
    ·         As many city shots with Kelvin and I
    ·         Different background shots – with Kelvin and I
    ·         Kelvin and I at the train station
    ·         Kelvin and I on the train tracks
    ·         If possible Bridal Party on train tracks  

    ·         Bride with all bridesmaids (separate and together)
    ·         Bride with all bridesmaids and hostesses
    ·         Bride and flower girls
    ·         Bridesmaids by themselves (without bride)
    ·         Bridesmaids and Hostesses by themselves (without bride)
    ·         Bridesmaids with flowers/bouquets
    ·         Bride and bridesmaids in the middle of the street
    ·         Groom with all Groomsmen (separate and together)
    ·         Groom with all groomsmen and ushers
    ·         Groomsmen by themselves (without groom)
    ·         Groomsmen and ushers by themselves (without groom)
    ·         Groom and groomsmen in the middle of the street
    ·         Wedding party in the middle of the street  

    ·         Rings
    ·         Rings on newspaper
    ·         My wedding dress – hanging
    ·         Kylie’s flower girl dress – hanging
    ·         Both of our dresses hanging next to each other
    ·         My wedding shoes
    ·         Wedding shoes and bouquet in same shot
    ·         Save the Date magnet
    ·         Wedding invitation
    ·         Wedding program
    ·         Menus
    ·         Escort cards (table)
    ·         Photo guest book (table)
    ·         Wedding Cake Table
    ·         Grooms Cake
    ·         Flowers
    ·         Bouquets
    ·         Boutonnieres
    ·         Corsages
    ·         Guest book table
    ·         Card box / gift table
    ·         Toasting Flutes
    ·         Table setting (tall and short)
    ·         Place setting with mini champagne and coaster 

    ·         Gazebo (decorated)
    ·         My dad and me coming down with isle (with veil)
    ·         Jumping the broom
    ·         “Reserved Signs” for Kelvin’s mom and brother     

    ·         Kelvin and I with our daughter
    ·         Bride and Mother
    ·         Bride and sister
    ·         Bride, sister and mother
    ·         Bride, sister, mother, grandmother
    ·         Bride and daughter
    ·         Bride, daughter, and sister
    ·         Bride, daughter, sister, and mother
    ·         Bride, daughter, sister, mother and grandmother
    ·         Bride and Father
    ·         Bride, Father and Mother
    ·         Bride, Father and daughter
    ·         Groom and daughter
    ·         Groom and brother
    ·         Groom, daughter and brother
    ·         Groom and auntie
    ·         Groom, brother and auntie
    ·         Groom, daughter, brother and auntie
    ·         Groom with brother’s family  

    ·         First dance
    ·         Bride and Father first dance
    ·         Groom and Auntie First dance
    ·         Sorority “Sweetheart Song”
    ·         Fraternity Song
    ·         Bouquet toss
    ·         Garter toss
    ·         Money dance
    ·         With each table
    ·         Bride and all sorority sisters
    ·         Bride with softball friends
    ·         Bride with college friends
    ·         Bride with high school friends
    ·         Bride with express girls
    ·         Bride with Verizon girls
    ·         Bride with MWD Co-workers
    ·      Groom and all fraternity brothers
    ·         Groom with Crew
    ·         Groom with Westminster Co-Workers
    ·         Groom with Santa Clarita Co-workers
    ·         Groom with family members present

    ·         Sunset with Kelvin and I
    ·         Outside by waterfall with Kelvin and I
    ·         On golf course with Kelvin and I
    My Planning Bio - updated 4/19/10
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks Ladies!!! I really appreciate it!!
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    bbyckesbbyckes member
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    edited December 2011
    I have examples of my must-take photos as well under photo opps here:
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