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Wedding Photography "Must Haves"

Wedding Photography

Photo "Must Have" Shots!

Here are a few wedding photography ideas ... but if you try for all these, there will be no time for fun - so just choose the ones that really appeal to you.

Before the Ceremony - The Bride

• alone
• dressing or adjusting veil
• with officiant
• with parents
• with mother
• with father
• with maid of honour
• with bridesmaids
• looking out of window reflectively
• ready to walk down aisle

Before the Ceremony - The Groom

• alone
• dressing with his attendants
• with parents
• with best man
• with ushers
• leaving for the ceremony

At the ceremony

• groom and best man outside ceremony venue
• bride and bridesmaids outside ceremony venue
• arriving guests
• bride and father entering ceremony venue
• each attendant as they wait to walk down the aisle
• processional
• exchanging vows
• presenting rings
• couple kissing
• signing the register
• recessional
• couple standing at the ceremony venue door
• couple leaving for reception
• couple looking through rear car window
• altar and decorations

At the reception

• together
• making grand entrance
• receiving toasts
• toasting each other
• cutting wedding cake
• feeding cake to each other
• clasping hands (clasp)
• leaving for honeymoon
• bride tossing bouquet
• groom tossing garter
• groom carrying bride
• saying goodbye to your parents after the reception

Before the reception


• together
• with best man and bridesmaids
• with best man, bridesmaids and bride's parents
• with best man, bridesmaids and groom's


• with whole bridal party
• with child attendants
• with celebrant
• two families together
• with bride's parents
• with groom's parents
• with uncles/aunts
• with friends from overseas
• with guests
• with all attendants, both sets of parents and extended families
• leaving for the reception


• with parents
• with grand-parents
• with bridesmaids
• with best friends


• with parents
• with grand-parents
• with attendants and ushers
• with best friends

Others to think about

• food on buffet table
• wedding cake
• head table
• parent's table
• guest's tables
• musicians playing
• toasts to couple
• decorated getaway car


• couple
• bride and father
• bride and father-in-law
• groom and mother
• groom and mother-in-law
• bride's father and groom's mother
• bride's mother and groom's father
• bride's parents
• groom's parents
• bridesmaids and ushers
• guests


Taupo Weddings & Events is a website which pulls together everything that is Wedding & Event related in the Lake Taupo region.  It provides you with a one stop directory where you can research, plan and create the perfect occasion.