Your wedding will be one of the most incredible days of your life, and you will treasure the photographs for many years to come. You’ve selected every detail from the menu to the flowers in order to make your wedding unique and meaningful. What about your photographs? While all wedding photographers have their own special poses and favorite shots, there are a few must-have shots we think every bride will cherish for a lifetime.
Mother of the Bride
You know your mom has seen your dress a dozen times already, but that first moment when she really sees you as a bride? Priceless. The mother in this photograph says more with her eyes than she could ever say in a toast.
Lost in thought
So many of the photos in your wedding album focus on the bride or the entire wedding party, but what about a few more intimate shots? Quiet moments before the wedding — when the guests are starting to arrive but it’s not go-time quite yet — are some of the most endearing wedding photographs.
Groom’s first look
While many brides and grooms prefer to do photographs before the wedding now, there is still nothing like that first time the groom sees his bride. Whether it’s at the end of the aisle during the ceremony or during a quiet moment before the festivities begin, the first look is always a keeper.
Father of the Bride
There isn’t a more tender moment at a wedding than when the father of the bride looks her in the eye, gives a hug or a kiss and walks away. Such a sweet moment, you will want it captured in a special way. In this photograph, the angle is perfect because we can see the look in Dad’s eyes.
Who doesn’t love that first kiss as man and wife? Make sure your photographer captures this moment in a special way. We love the angle of this first kiss photo, showing not only the beautiful couple, but the happy crowd as well.
We did it!
After the vows have been read and you’ve been declared husband and wife, there is a moment of pure joy that you can’t describe to anyone else. Capture it in a stunning photo that will always bring back those memories.
Under the veil
A veil is somewhat traditional, although many brides-to-be choose to wear flowers in their hair or maybe a tiara. If you do choose a veil, it’s a gorgeous prop for some sweet pictures with your new husband. We love this stunning shot of a quiet moment under the veil.
Yes, this is an obvious must-have photograph. But why not go for an unusual angle to capture this moment? This photo takes a look up at the happy couple, who pretty much only have eyes for each other.
Carry me away
Yes, it’s a little old-fashioned — but we love the image. What bride wouldn’t want to be carried off into the sunset by her groom? These shots are a great way to showcase your dress, especially if it has a long train. Have a little fun with this one.
With a bit of planning and discussion with your photographer, you’ll be sure to have the photographs to cherish for a lifetime.