No its not for actual drink shots (although I could get you a list for that as well ) This is a list to compile for your photographer to pass along just before the event. Decide what shots you have to have, to make sure they are not missed and so your photographer has a clear understanding of what is a priority. Before you start have a look through some other blogs to see what kind of photos you would like, as well make special note if there are any special touches during your day that you would like remembered: like the placement of a special pin or jewellery from an important person. Photographers are always poised and ready to capture those amazing moments, they are looking for them the whole day, but its always nice to give them a little warning if you know that one is extra significant. Maybe there is an extra element to your ceremony, adding a layer of your culture, or maybe a special moment with you and your mom while you are getting ready. Be sure to make special note of it so they can be ready! Be sure to also include your basic shot list, it should consist of all the other key moments of the day and the approximate time they should be happening.
A family photos shot list is a must have. Right after the ceremony there are a ton of people milling about, so your photographer will have to be able to be clear and concise about who they need and where they need them. (best done in a nice shady spot) We usually try to keep the family photos list to about ten combinations each for the bride and groom. Obviously this isn’t always possible but just keep in mind that no one wants to sit around for forty five minutes waiting for these photos to be done, you would really rather use that time for wedding party shots (way more fun!). when Im building a family photo list for my clients I start with the largest combination and work my way down to fewest with the exception of grandparents I like to get those done quickly and remember to have a nice chair on hand incase they need to be seated. It is also helpful to provide a brief explanation of who the person is to you so you photographer can be aware of the relationship. If you dont have a wedding planner for they day of then it would be great to pick a cousin or some one close to both of you and your families who can help wrangle up all the necessary people for each shot . This just helps the flow and gets the shots done in as little time as possible.
Now for the fun part! I turned to my sister Larissa Addison of Luxe photography for some advice about the portraits part of the day and here is what she said:
:”I love when clients give me an idea of what they are going for artistically, or if they want one particular shot (ie. want a shot of me and all my bridesmaid’s feet). Feel free to include a printout of this shot. However, keep your artistic shot list to a minimum, and give your photographer artistic freedom! This is why you hired them, because you trust their vision! I had a client that gave me about 15 printouts of various artistic shots. We spent the entire portrait time fulfilling these requests and I didn’t get to stretch my creativity in the least! Also, some of those shots weren’t even feasible because of lighting situations, or time restraint, or location, and the bride had kind of set herself up for some disappointment that way. It’s important to have a vision of your photographs that you collaborate with your photographer, but don’t get too carried away, and enjoy the candid creativity that your photographer naturally has.”Thanks Larissa~ http://luxephotography.wordpress.com/
Happy Friday every one! Get out there and enjoy the Sunshine!xo Kezia