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  • Writer's pictureLori Beneteau Photograpy

12 Must Have Wedding Detail Shots You Won’t Want to Miss

The dress, the flowers, the bridal party and all the decorations, there are a lot of things you’ll want to remember and reminisce on from your wedding day. While some of these details may be obvious there are others that you might not have thought about, This list will give you some ideas of the must have shots you’ll want to look back on for years to come.

Capture These on Your Wedding Day

1. Dress

While there will be plenty of shots of you in your wedding dress, and you have probably snapped hundreds on your phone, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to have a beautiful shot of your dress hanging in the morning sunlight before you put it on.

White flowing wedding dress hanging from a circular chandelier  in a large windowed foyer.

2. Rings

You’ll want your photographer to use their creative skills to take beautiful images of your wedding rings bands.

Bride and groom wedding rings and diamond engagement ring sitting in the bridal bouquet and on a sunny yellow sunflower.

3. Shoes

Your shoes may not get as much attention as they deserve on your wedding day, but they really bring your whole look together. You’ll want to have the details of your shoes captured as well.

A black and white photo of a pair of bejeweled white high heel wedding shoes with the wedding and engagement rings balanced between them.

4. Special Mementos

Whether it's a necklace, earrings or a special charm wrapped around your wedding bouquet to remember a loved one, these little mementos are something you’ll want to have documented.

Macro shot of a Diamond and silver pendant necklace dangling from the blue ribbon on a bridal bouquet.

5. Getting Ready

From getting your hair done, having your makeup done to being zipped and buttoned into your dress, the getting ready shots are some of the most fun and sentimental shots you won’t want to miss.

Black and white photo of a mother doing up the laces on the bride's wedding gown.  The bride and mother are reflected in the mirror so we can see their faces.

6. Notes and Gifts

Most brides and grooms exchange little love notes or gifts the morning of the wedding and the moment you read these sweet notes are definitely ones you will want to cherish and remember.

A white envelope with a letter from the groom to his bride on their wedding day.  Envelope says "to my love Erica"

7. Bride Glamour Shot

Once your hair and makeup is perfectly done and you are dressed and ready for your walk down the aisle, you’ll want to take a few moments to get some of those high fashion styled shots of just you.

Beautiful bride wearing a wedding dress with a veil and holding a bouquet and standing in front of a brick wall with green ivy growing on it.

8. First Look

There is nothing quite like the expression your soon-to-be spouse gives when they see you for the first time all done up in your wedding attire. While in the past this was left for the big moment when the bride walks down the aisle, a first look can really enhance this moment. The first look allows you to see each other for the first time without having to keep your composure in front of all your guests. It allows you to get a genuine and natural reaction to seeing each other and can result in incredibly beautiful moments you won't want to miss.

A bride and groom doing a " first look". The bride and groom have their back to the camera and the bride is tapping the groom on his right shoulder, and is wearing a blush pink lace and tulle dress and the groom is in a blue suit.

9. Children

The flower girls, the ring bearer or just some of the adorably dressed children of the guests attending your wedding will make for sweet images that will bring a smile to your face.

Two flower girls on a garden path wearing white lace and tulle dresses giving each other in a hug.

10. Reception Details

There are a lot of things that you'll want to have pictures of at your reception site. You'll want to allow your photographer to get into the reception prior to your guests arriving so they can capture the table settings, escort cards, guest books and more untouched.

Wedding day details of a jar of honey with a wooden honey spoon, greenery, white roses, a gold frame and two white chairs in the background.

11. Speeches

Not only will you want pictures of the person giving the speech but you will also want your reactions and your guests’ reactions to the speeches.

A black and white photo of a bride and groom standing at their table with arms outstretched ready for an embrace.

12. Farewell

There are so many ways to capture your departure and this is one thing you don’t want to leave out. Whether you are running out the door with your guest throwing flower petals or lighting sparklers you’ll want to have your farewell captured to remember how you ended your big day.

A bride and groom in the back seat of an old white convertible with a just married sign on the back and tin cans hanging from the rear of the classic car.



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