How to create your wedding photography shot list.

February 16, 2024

How to create your wedding photography shot list

So the big question on everyone's silver-plated wedding planning tray is, "how do I design a smooth-running, eye-pop-worthy shot list for my wedding?" Well, darlings, you're in for a treat! Here at Febus Films, we sincerely believe that a great shot list, like a good vanilla souffle, can't be hurried. So, get cozy, and let the pros tell you how it's done.

First off, understand this. Most photographers, including us, have a mental shot list of what we usually do at every wedding. No, we don't need you to pen down a shot of you 'getting ready' or whirling your first dance as a married couple, unless of course, your first dance happens to be on a helicopter. In which case, my dears, we insist you jot that down.

However, what would be extraordinarily helpful is a list of family members or special guests you definitely want in your pictures with you. Trust us, dear ones, nothing is worse than missing a shot with dear Aunt Edna who flew all the way from Quebec just for your wedding day. It helps greatly to have someone on both sides of the family who can herd the cats, so to speak, and help us with names.

"In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality." - Alfred Stieglitz

Joys of Being Together

Here's a classic shot list what you can use to capture the bliss of togetherness:

  • First look with bride and groom
  • Bride, groom, bride's immediate family
  • Bride, groom, bride's parents
  • Bride, groom, groom's immediate family
  • Bride, groom, groom's parents
  • Bride, groom with each set of grandparents
  • Bride and groom with extended family
  • Bride, groom, maid of honor, best man
  • Bride, Groom, Full Wedding Party

Here Comes the Bride!

Drenched in lace and love, these are some essential shots not to miss out on:

  • Bridesmaids First Look
  • Bride alone
  • Father of the Bride First Look
  • Bride with dad
  • Bride with mom
  • Bride with mom & sister
  • Bride with bridesmaids
  • Bride with maid of honor


And of course, we can't forget the dapper groom!

  • Groom alone
  • Groom with mom and dad
  • Groom with dad
  • Groom with mom
  • Groom with siblings
  • Generation shot: Groom, dad, grandfather
  • Groom with groomsmen
  • Groom with best man

Your wedding photography shot list is more than a list; it's a treasure map, guiding you to the moments that will define your day. And Febus Films is not just any guide, but the dashing explorer ready to capture your adventure in remarkable detail. Tito and Kianna, a fun-loving husband and wife duo, know the ins and outs of this journey and are excited to helm the ship for you. So come, sail with us and make your special day an unforgettable story to tell!

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