24 Wedding Photos You Need to Capture

Share this list with your photographer to ensure you have pictures of all these fabulous moments on your special day!

Suzi Photography Bridesmaids

Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, full of magical moments you’ll want to remember forever.

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Your pictures will serve as a precious reminder of your day and with that in mind, we’ve put together a list of all the snaps you’ll want your wedding photographer to take!

1. The Bride Getting Ready

Make sure your photographer gets plenty of pictures on the morning of the wedding – it’s such a fun time, full of anticipation and excitement. Whether it’s the moment you get into your dress, having your makeup done or sharing a drink with your bridesmaids – you’ll love looking back on the pictures!

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Image credit: Liam Smith Photography 

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Image credit: Kristida Photography 

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Image credit: Love & Stories

2. Not Forgetting the Boys…

You’ll also want some pictures of the boys before the wedding too. If there isn’t enough time for the photographer to pay a visit to both the bride and groom’s parties in the morning, the photographer can take some pictures of him pre-ceremony instead.

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Image credit: S2 Images 

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Image credit: Jay Rowden Photography 

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Image credit: Suzi Photographer 

READ MORE: Photographers Share Their Favourite Wedding Pictures

3. The Shoes

Your wedding shoes will probably spend most of the day hidden under your dress, so make ensure you get at least one snap of them in all their glory.

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Image credit: Kristida Photography 

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Image credit: Love & Stories 

Get your groom in on the action too, like in this super cute bride and groom shoe snap!

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Image credit: Story and Colour

4. The Bride’s Arrival

It’s the moment everyone’s been waiting for – the bride’s arrival. These brides have been photographed getting our of the car, in their final moments as a ‘miss’.

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Image credit: Kristida Photography 

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Image credit: Ricky Baillie Photography

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Image credit: Story and Colour

5. Father of the Bride

This part of the day is a real tear-jerker – the bride being given away by her father or another family member. The walk down the aisle may go by in a blur of emotion and excitement so you’ll want plenty of father of the bride pictures.

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Image credit: Paul Scott Photography

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Image credit: Murray Clarke

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Image credit: Sandra Reddin Photography 

6. The First Look

It’s one of the most magical points of the whole day – when the groom first sets eyes on his wife-to-be. A precious moment you’ll want to remember forever!

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Image credit: One Thousand Words Photography 

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Image credit: One Thousand Words Photography 

7. Candid Moments

Encourage your photographer to take plenty of candid shots of your guests. We love these photos because they give a real sense of the emotion felt on the day.

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Image credit: Benni Carol 

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Image credit: Liam Smith Photograpth 

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Image credit: Love & Adventues 

8. Kisses

There are bound to be plenty of these on your wedding day and whether it’s your first kiss as husband and wife, a kiss on the hand from one handsome groom to another or a candid shot after the ceremony, make sure they’re caught on camera!

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Image credit: Slepokur Photographer 

Benni Carol Photography Bride and Groom

READ MORE: The Most Romantic Kidding Pictures

9. I Now Pronounce you Husband and Wife!

A first kiss picture is beautiful but just as joyful is a picture of the bride and groom walking down the aisle as husband and wife, surrounded by all their friends and family!

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Image credit: Norsonn Photography

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Image credit: Benni Carol Photography

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Image credit: Slepokur Photography

10. Here Comes the Confetti!

There is so much fun and laughter in a confetti shot, so arm your guests with plenty and your photographer can get a snap mid-shower.

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Image credit: Benni Carol Photography

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Image credit: Venue – Gloucester Blackfriars Priory, Photographer – Kate Jackson Photography

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Image credit: Sophie Connell Photography 

11. Bridal Portrait

If you love a bridal portrait as much as us, take inspirtaion from these stunning images.

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Image credit: Slepokur Photograhy

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Image credit: Tom Jeavons Photography 

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Image credit: Love & Stories 

12. Landmarks

If you’re lucky enough to be getting married at the site of a famous landmark, you’ve instantly got the perfect backdrop. Whether it’s a historic place of interest or the local bandstand, we love these timeless images!

READ MORE: Famous Landmark Wedding Venues 

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Image credit: Dominika Miechowska photography

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Image credit: Rose Photgrapher 

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Image credit: Chris Giles

13. Landscapes

From landmarks to landscapes. If you don’t have a famous building nearby, you may opt for a beautiful natural backdrop instead!

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Image credit: Kristida Photography 

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Image credit: Kristida Photography 

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Image credit: Liam Smith Photography 

14. Alternative Backdrops

Perhaps you don’t have the luxury of a landmark or a landscape near your venue but don’t fear! Find the nearest wall, gate, or door for a stylish and modern alternative.

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Image credit: John Mason Photography

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Image credit: John Mason Photography

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Image credit: Hayley Pettit Photograhy 

15. Here Comes the Rain

A lot of couples worry about the weather on their wedding day but rainy days and pretty umbrellas make for gorgoues photos, so just embrace those showers!

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Image credit: Matt Lee Photography 

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Image credit: Ben Bull Photography

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Image credit: Benni Carol

READ MORE: 17 of The Best Wedding Selfies Ever

16. A Private Moment

Even though you’ll be surrounded by friends and family on your special day, it’s also important to make some time for just the two of you, even if it’s for five minutes. Take your photographer along to capture a few subtle pictures of this personal time.

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Image credit: Rock Your Love

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Image credit: Sam and Simon Photography

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Image credit: Wedding in the City 

17. Bridesmaids

Now this may seem like a bit of an obvious one but if you’re not having formal photographs on your wedding day, you could easily miss the chance for a picture with your girls!

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Image credit: Suzi Photography 

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Image credit: New House Country Hotel

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Image credit: Woodhall Manor

READ MORE: 25 Bridesmaid Photos to Inspire You

18. Flowers

We absolutely adore wedding flowers at Hitched HQ so we insist you get plenty of pictures of your beautiful blooms.

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Image credit: Miss Gen Photography

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Image credit: Sonning Flowers

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Image credit: Heni Flourie Photography 

19. Group Shots

Many couples don’t want to spend lots of time having planned photos taken, so ensuring there’s one big group shot is a great way of making sure you have at least one photo of everyone!

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Image credit: Norsonn Photographers

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Image credit: Love & Stories 

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Image credit: Dominika Miechowska Photography

20. Table

You’ve probably put an awful lot of thought into the table design and we’re sure the results will be a work of art! Ask your photographer to take some pictures at the beginning of the reception – before all the merriment starts.

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Image credit: Shakespeare’s Globe 

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Image credit: South Place Hotel

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Image credit: Indeco Wedding Flowers 

21. The Speeches

Whether it’s the father of the bride looking lovingly at his daughter, a tender glance between the bride and groom or the best man delivering an epic punch line, capturing your wedding speeches is a must!

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Image credit: Damien Burcher Photographers

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Image credit: Heni Fourie Photography 

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Image credit: Matt Lee Photography 

22. First Dance

Your first dance is an enchanting experience that you’ll want to relive again and again through your wedding pictures.

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Image credit: KoaSound Photography

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Image credit: Love & Stories

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Image credit: Chris Giles Photography

23. Throwing the Bouquet

The bouquet throw is a great opportunity to grab an animated action shot with all the girls at the wedding. We love these fun pictures!

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Image credit: Love & Stories

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Image credit: Chris Giles Photography 

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Image credit: Matt Thompson

24. Party Time

Your photographer will probably leave after your first dance which means they’ll miss the party in full swing, so ask them to make their final images a few from the dance floor!

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Image credit: ARJ Photography

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Image credit: Benni Carol Photography

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Image credit: Kristida Photography

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Of course, your photographer won’t be the only one taking photos on the day. Utilise your guests – and more sepficially their cameras – by sharing our photography tips for wedding guests article.