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This is the photo repertoire list I received from my photographer.  Could I please get some help/suggestions with this?  Any missed shots/shots that aren't really needed.  A little details about my wedding/reception.  The ceremony is taking place in my mom's church, the ceremony is somewhere between traditional and "modern", and the reception is strictly a dessert reception - cake and ice cream.  No dancing as my fiancee and I are not big on dancing.

1. Bride's home or dresing room:
    a. Bride using comb and brush
    b. Bride applying lipstick/holding compact
    c. Mom adjusting bride's veil
    d. Bride and maid of honor
    e. Bride's reflection, or looking in mirror

2. Before Ceremony Formals:
    a. Bride alone
    b. Bride and dad
    c. Bride and mom
    d. Bride and her parents
    e. Bride's parents alone (how does one handle this photo op when bride's parents are divorced?)
    f. Bride and all siblings
    g. Bride with bridesmaids
    h. Bride with flower girl(s)
    i.  Flower girl(s) alone
    j. Groom alone
    k. Groom and dad
    l. Groom and mom
    m. Groom and his parents
    n. Groom and his parents alone
    o. Groom and groomsmen
    p. Groom and ring bearer
    q. Ring bearer alone
    r. Groom and all his siblings

3. The ceremony
    a. The processional
        i. Mothers' of bride and groom being escorted
        ii. Each bridesmaid walking down aisle
        iii. Flower girl(s) and ring bearer walking down aisle
        iV. Bride and her escort walking down aisle
        V. Readings or music
        Vi. Candle lighting or unity candle
        Vii. Bride and groom as they recite their vows
        Viii. Bride and groom rings exchange
        IX. The kiss
        X. Any special religious traditions

4. The Recessional:
    i. Bride and groom walking back up aisle
    ii. Bride and groom kissing in aisle
    iii. Receiving line candids
    iiii. Leaving church or ceremony location
    V. Bride and groom with bridal party and rice throw
    Vi. Getting in to limousine
    Vii. Briden and groom looking out limousine window

5. After the ceremony:
    i. Bride and groom together
    ii. Entire bridal party
    iii. Bride and groom with bride's grandparents
    iV. Bride and groom with groom's grandparents (we will skip this one as my FI does not have grandparents)
    V. Bride and groom with bride's parents
    Vi. Bride and groom with groom's parents

6. The reception:
    i. The entrance
    ii. The toast
    iii. Best man toasting
    iV. Maid of honor toasting
    V. Candids of bridal party and guests
    Vi. The cake
    Vii. Bride and groom cutting cake
    Viii. Bride and groom feeding each other cake
    IX. Bride and groom with toasting glasses
    X. Bouquet/garter toss

7. Details:
    i. Bride's shoes
    ii. Bride's veil/tiara and necklace/jewelry
    iii. Bride's bouquet
    iV. Any fine detail in bride's dress
    V. Groom's cufflinks
    Vi. Groom's boutonnierre
    Vii. Ring bearer's pillow with rings
    Viii. Wedding rings
    iX. The guest book with a few signatures
    X. Close up of bride and groom's hands
   

Re: Photo Repertoire

  • In Response to Photo Repertoire:
    This is the photo repertoire list I received from my photographer.  Could I please get some help/suggestions with this?  Any missed shots/shots that aren't really needed.  A little details about my wedding/reception.  The ceremony is taking place in my mom's church, the ceremony is somewhere between traditional and "modern", and the reception is strictly a dessert reception - cake and ice cream.  No dancing as my fiancee and I are not big on dancing. 1. Bride's home or dresing room:     a. Bride using comb and brush     b. Bride applying lipstick/holding compact     c. Mom adjusting bride's veil     d. Bride and maid of honor     e. Bride's reflection, or looking in mirror 2. Before Ceremony Formals:     a. Bride alone     b. Bride and dad     c. Bride and mom     d. Bride and her parents     e. Bride's parents alone (how does one handle this photo op when bride's parents are divorced?)     f. Bride and all siblings     g. Bride with bridesmaids     h. Bride with flower girl(s)     i.  Flower girl(s) alone     j. Groom alone     k. Groom and dad     l. Groom and mom     m. Groom and his parents     n. Groom and his parents alone     o. Groom and groomsmen     p. Groom and ring bearer     q. Ring bearer alone     r. Groom and all his siblings 3. The ceremony     a. The processional         i. Mothers' of bride and groom being escorted         ii. Each bridesmaid walking down aisle         iii. Flower girl(s) and ring bearer walking down aisle         iV. Bride and her escort walking down aisle         V. Readings or music         Vi. Candle lighting or unity candle         Vii. Bride and groom as they recite their vows         Viii. Bride and groom rings exchange         IX. The kiss         X. Any special religious traditions 4. The Recessional:     i. Bride and groom walking back up aisle     ii. Bride and groom kissing in aisle     iii. Receiving line candids     iiii. Leaving church or ceremony location     V. Bride and groom with bridal party and rice throw     Vi. Getting in to limousine     Vii. Briden and groom looking out limousine window 5. After the ceremony:     i. Bride and groom together     ii. Entire bridal party     iii. Bride and groom with bride's grandparents     iV. Bride and groom with groom's grandparents (we will skip this one as my FI does not have grandparents)     V. Bride and groom with bride's parents     Vi. Bride and groom with groom's parents 6. The reception:     i. The entrance     ii. The toast     iii. Best man toasting     iV. Maid of honor toasting     V. Candids of bridal party and guests     Vi. The cake     Vii. Bride and groom cutting cake     Viii. Bride and groom feeding each other cake     IX. Bride and groom with toasting glasses     X. Bouquet/garter toss 7. Details:     i. Bride's shoes     ii. Bride's veil/tiara and necklace/jewelry     iii. Bride's bouquet     iV. Any fine detail in bride's dress     V. Groom's cufflinks     Vi. Groom's boutonnierre     Vii. Ring bearer's pillow with rings     Viii. Wedding rings     iX. The guest book with a few signatures     X. Close up of bride and groom's hands    
    Posted by jennifer21011
  • I don't know how I feel about this really.  I would think that a photographer wouldn't need a list like that.  I mean, are you going to miss the bride's mom seeing her daughter in her gown for the first time because you were busy getting a picture of the bride's hairbrush?

    A good photographer knows what to capture and when.  And you have the control over what pictures are taken--if you want to adjust the list in any way, feel free to do so.
  • Honestly, I think this list is excessive and you're photographer is likely to think that you think he's an idiot & incapable of photographing a wedding. The majority of those shots are standard shots that all photographers know they need to have. A 'must-take' list is a list of specific photos that you'd be reallly upset if they didn't take. I had a list and it was about 20 shots, including ones of my shoes with my MOHs and my perfume bottles. Things like that which your photographer may not assume is necessary. Cut that list down.
  • In Response to Re: Photo Repertoire:
    Honestly, I think this list is excessive and you're photographer is likely to think that you think he's an idiot & incapable of photographing a wedding. The majority of those shots are standard shots that all photographers know they need to have. A 'must-take' list is a list of specific photos that you'd be reallly upset if they didn't take. I had a list and it was about 20 shots, including ones of my shoes with my MOHs and my perfume bottles. Things like that which your photographer may not assume is necessary. Cut that list down.
    Posted by rlavach
    I think the OP got the list FROM her photographer!  That's what's crazy...
  • I agree with the PPs that it's really wierd that the photographer would supply the list of must-take shots like this.  When my finacee and I met with out photographer, we asked about supplying a must-take list and they said they were happy to accept one, specifically for groupings of people for the formal shots.  They also said it was unneccessary to include things like shots of the cake or the bride coming down the aisle because this is what they do for a living and they know what the universally desired shots are.  I got the impression they would feel somewhat insulted if we supplied a list including all the basic shots.  I feel like the same should apply in reverse -- you should feel insulted that your photographer has such a specific break down of the basic shots that every wedding photographer should already know to take.
  • Whoa, reading FAIL for me. Why would the photographer do that? Are you supposed to select which ones you want him to do? That is just weird.
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