You're paying a lot of money for your wedding photos. Be sure you get all of the photos you want by preparing early and making a list of those shots that are important to you. Print the list below and then mark it up to your satisfaction. Give your photographer the list one week before your wedding to familiarize him or herself with what you'll be expecting.
Be sure to keep a copy of this list to bring yourslef, just in case the photographer forgets or misplaces the list. Ask your Best Man or Maid of Honor to be in charge of the list since you'll be very busy and preoccupied that day.
On top of traditional shots, you may want to ask your photographer to get portraits or candids of specific couples or families that are not in the wedding party since framed photographs make great gifts. You can have these printed and give them as birthday or holiday gifts.
Remember that while you and your new hubbie will be the center of your universe, you are not the center of everyone elses. Keep that in mind when choosing which pictures to give to your guests - a family portrait or a candid of someone's child may be more meaningful to some than your first dance.
Must-Have Photo Checklist
Formal Pictures (before the ceremony or during the cocktail hour)
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