Packages & Pricing

The Wedding Photo Checklist

How to get the wedding photos you really want!


You're probably thinking - "Do I honestly need a wedding photo checklist?" The answer is a definite yes, but you don't need a list in your pocket all day, thats my responsibility and I know exactly what you're hoping to see in your wedding photographs.

I have a standard shot list which I have set out below, but I'm more than happy to take direction from clients, particularly if there are key elements or people you want to get a special shot of. Just let me know.


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Before the Big Day

Engagement/Pre-Wedding Shoot - this is a great opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera and get to know me and my style.


Getting Ready

Shot of wedding invitation

Bride(s) and bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done

Dress hanging, jewellery laid out, shoes etc.

Bouquets and buttonholes/corsages

Bride(s) putting on dress/veil with help from mother of the bride or bridesmaids

Bridal party having fun

Close up of dress details

Putting on jewellery

Putting on shoes

Close up of bride holding bouquet

Mother and bride portrait

Father and bride portrait

Family shots

Bride(s) spending moment alone

Bridal party walking down stairs/leaving the house

Bride and father in wedding car/walking to ceremony

Groom(s) and groomsmen getting ready

Groom(s) spending moment alone

Wedding ring shots

First Look

The Trip to the Ceremony/Venue

Bride(s) and father/mother

Bride(s) and bridesmaids/flower girls

Groom(s) and groomsmen/page boys

Shot of the wedding car

Wedding Ceremony

Some churches prefer not to have photos during the ceremony, particularly within the mass, so check with your celebrant in advance to see what their policy is.


Shots of empty venue/church, including altar, flowers, interior and exterior details

Groom and groomsmen waiting inside venue/church

Guests outside and inside church

Ushers handing out program

Bride(s) arriving in wedding car

Bride(s) stepping out of car

Bride(s) and bridesmaids at back of venue/church

Bridal party entrance

Bride(s) walking up the aisle

Groom's reaction

Father/mother giving bride away

Exchanging of vows

Lighting of unity candle

Ring bearer

Exchanging of the rings

Participants such as readers, the officiant, musicians etc.

The first kiss as a married couple, and the moment after

Signing the register

The recessional/couple walking back down the aisle

Newlywed shot

Confetti throwing

Greeting guests outside venue

Couple in the back seat of wedding car


Most couples set time aside time after the ceremony for their wedding portraits. Your portrait session will probably take around 40 minutes, depending on the location and the shots you require. 


Couple Shots

Portraits of the couple alone

Portraits of bride/groom on their own

Bridal Party

Couple with bridesmaids/groomsmen

Couple with entire wedding party

Bride(s) with bridesmaids/maid of honour

Groom(s) and groomsmen/bestman

Couple with any children in the wedding party



Couple with each of each set of parents

Couple with both sets of parents

Couple with siblings

Couple with close family members

Informal shots

Shots with friends

Shots of guests eating, drinking, and chatting

Any specific groups of friends, eg. college pals, school mates, team mates

Wedding Reception

The reception space set up, before room fills up

Details and room decor shots, including table settings, place cards, favours, centrepieces etc.

Wedding cake detail shots

Couple arriving

Toasts and speeches

Cutting the cake

The first dance

Bride(s) dancing with father/groom(s) dancing with mother

Couple mingling with guests

Guests dancing

Musicians, singers, DJ

Wedding Photography Packages


Full Day Package

Full day coverage from start to finish for £595. This would include all standard shots but can be tailored to exact requirements:


Bride and Groom's Preparations (Distance permitting)


Bride Portraits


Venue and detail shots


Groom and Groomsmen (Dependent on proximity to Bride)


Bridal Party Departing


Bridal Party Arriving


The Wedding Ceremony


Wedding Breakfast / Speeches


Groups and Portraits


Candid Shots


Documentary Style Coverage throughout the day


Reception and First Dance


Cake Cutting


All photographs from the day supplied on a USB memory stick in high resolution with full printing and copying rights


All photos uploaded to your own personal Shootproof web gallery for family and friends to enjoy


£150 deposit secures the date


Wedding Albums start from £150


There is no set limit to the number of photographs I would take on the day but typically there would be at least 500.


Wedding Essentials Package

Representing outstanding value for money, the package is often enough to capture all the most important moments of your wedding day. If planned accordingly, 3 hours is usually sufficient to capture everything apart from the evening reception.


A minimum of 3 hours coverage, capturing all the essential moments of the day including:


Venue Shots


Groom and Groomsmen Arriving


Bridal Party Arriving


The Wedding Ceremony


Group Shots and Portraits


Wedding Breakfast / Speeches


Candid Shots


Mock Cake Cutting


All photos from the day included on a USB memory stick in high resolution with full printing and copying rights


All photos uploaded to your own personal Shootproof web gallery for family and friends to enjoy


£100 deposit secures the date

Wedding albums from £150


Additional time can also be added at a rate of £100 per hour.

Engagement / Pre-Wedding Shoot and Framed Print

A pre-wedding shoot is a fantastic way to get comfortable being photographed in a more relaxed environment and get some nice shots to take away. This can be done at a location of your choice - somewhere of significance or anywhere with an interesting backdrop.


You will get all photographs from the shoot within as a digital download and the best of these photos can be displayed at the wedding as a framed and mounted print that can be signed by guests.


Wedding Albums

Wedding albums are a fantastic way to remember and enjoy your wedding day for years to come. Individual prints are great, but an album tells the story of your day and becomes a timeless piece of family treasure to be enjoyed again and again.


There are several wedding photography albums which I would be happy to show you.