Most photographers will ask you to provide them with a list of must-capture wedding-day moments and important guests. And you’ll most likely want to get the typical Big Moment shots: the first look, the first dance, the family portraits, etc. But there are smaller, quieter moments that you should keep in mind when compiling your wedding-day shot list. Here are some sweet, memorable moments worth capturing on your big day.
The (Other) First Look: Of course you’ll get the shot of your future husband seeing you in your dress for the first time, whether it’s a first look or as you walk down the aisle. But also get a photo of the first time your bridesmaids see you completely dressed and ready. (Psst: Our private bridal suite is the perfect place to have your big unveiling!)
The Toasts: While the first dance and cake-cutting get the most attention at the reception, don’t neglect documenting your reactions to the wedding toasts. Shots like this groom letting out a belly laugh at RiverCrest will help you remember the touching/hilarious/embarrassing toasts years later.
The Parents’ Reaction: Most of the cameras will be focused on you during the wedding ceremony, but the candid reactions of your parents as you say your vows are must-get shots. (Our favorite reaction? This mom’s cheeky thumbs-up during the ceremony!)
The Laughs: You’ll have a host of portraits to take that day, but tell your photographer to also concentrate on capturing the unscripted, candid shots of your wedding. We love this candid shot of a stolen moment between two beaming grooms at RiverCrest.