8 Must-Haves for Your Wedding Photography Checklist

October 17, 2018 by Just Marry!

Wedding Photography Checklist | Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks from the Recently Hitched is a series featuring real advice from real newlyweds. We’ll share their tips and offer a few of our own tricks, sometimes bringing our vendor partners into the mix. Together, we’ll make sure you have the best planning experience—and wedding day—possible! Be sure to stalk us on all of our social media platforms to discover different ways we address every topic in this series.


We’re honored today to feature tips on creating your wedding photography checklist inspired by advice offered by Just Marry! bride, Vanessa! We had the pleasure of working with Vanessa and her now-husband Jonathan on their spring wedding at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. When we followed up with the happy couple to ask what they learned through the wedding planning process and on their big day, here is what Vanessa shared with us:

“Because the day does go so quickly, make sure you have a list of shots that are important for your photographer to get ahead of time. There were some shots that my husband and I had wanted but did not remember to ask our photographer for that day. [On the wedding day] there will be things that might not go as planned. That’s okay. Just laugh it off and enjoy your day!”Wedding Photography Checklist

We truly couldn’t agree more, Vanessa! Thank you for taking the time to share your tips and tricks with us and the rest of the Just Marry! family. Your insight will help many other couples!

Vanessa’s advice about having a wedding photography checklist is something all couples should keep in mind. Note that a wedding photography checklist isn’t necessarily a “shot list.” Professional wedding photographers will know the big shots that should be captured at every wedding. You can always bring a shot list if it makes you more comfortable, of course!

More to the point, if there are any special shots you absolutely know you want to have, those shots should make it onto your checklist. A few other things that should make your checklist:

  • Any signs or props you want included in your photos.
  • Any sites at your venue(s) that you know you want to serve as a backdrop for your photos.
  • Any particular poses or “staged” scenes or images you want the photographer to capture.

If you’re just getting started on your wedding planning and you’re not sure where to start when it comes to hiring and working with a wedding photographer, check out our posts 5 Things to Know about Wedding Photographers and 11 Tips to Get Amazing Engagement Photos. These will give you a kick-start, and then you can Contact Us and we’ll help guide you through any other questions you might have.

Because having a wedding photography checklist is so important, we’ve created the helpful download 8 Must-Haves for Your Wedding Photography Checklist to guide you in creating one. Download it now by clicking on the below image:Wedding photography checklistYou can also get more tips in this video on our YouTube Channel (be sure to like it and subscribe for all the most up-to-date tips on planning your wedding!):

If you have any other questions about hiring or working with a wedding photographer or creating a wedding photography checklist, reach out to us at info@justmarry.com or 407-259-2388 and we’ll be happy to help!

Recently-weds and wedding vendors, we’d love to hear from you with your own Tips and Tricks. If you have a topic you’d like to contribute to a future Tips and Tricks post or you’d like to join the Just Marry! family, e-mail us or give us a call today!

Wedding Photography Checklist | Tips and Tricks

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