What to Do with Your Wedding Photographers

Having great photos of one of the most important days of your life is a necessity! You want quality pictures that
capture the moments you may never have even considered. Continue reading for some picture ideas you can ask your St. Louis wedding photographers to do on your big day.
Brides and Bridesmaids
When people think of wedding photos, they think of the bride and groom, the whole family, and the reception. However, there is an entire process beforehand to capture as well. Make sure the photographer is around to capture the bride having her makeup and hair done. Having photos of the gown is important too, before it is being worn. The bride will also probably want pictures of her shoes, jewelry, and other unique objects. You will also want pictures of the bridesmaids getting ready. These are things the bride herself (and of course the groom) will have missed in the process and may want to see later.
Family Shots
Your family is a big part of the event, and their involvement should be captured. Make sure you will have photos of the bride’s mother helping her with finishing touches, like adjusting the veil or zipping up the bride’s dress. Request photos of the father seeing the bride in her gown as well. The groom will want pictures of his family and photos with his best man and his groomsmen. You should have pictures of the bride with her whole family, the groom with his family, and the two families combined.
Other Pictures
There are so many photos you will want of the ceremony itself and at the reception. Make sure your St. Louis wedding photographers capture the kiss. Pictures of both parties walking down the aisle will be fun to look at later, since the bride and groom are separated for those moments. The audience reactions and any close-up photos of faces are exciting as well, since they freeze moments the couple will likely miss. You may also like more creative, unique shots. Ask the professionals if you can see their portfolio, and look online for other ideas you may want to use.


  1. December 12, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    This is wonderful! I have have so many beautiful photos of my wedding day and they are a joy to look through!

    • December 17, 2013 / 12:00 am

      Hope to have a peek of your wedding photos 🙂 Would love to see your wedding gown Caroline!

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