An epic bridal portrait that is one of the 5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take.


5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take

March 7, 2024

When it comes to the 5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take, no list will be exhaustive. However, in a sea of trends, styles, aesthetics, and designs, some things will always remain true. Among these truths is the importance of capturing the essence of a wedding day through photography. While trends may come and go, there are certain photographs that stand the test of time, preserving your memories for generations to come.

In this blog post, we dive into the five essential wedding photos that you simply can’t afford to miss. These shots go beyond fleeting fashions and capture the heart and soul of the moment, ensuring that your wedding memories will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a groom preparing for your big day, or a photographer seeking inspiration, these quintessential shots will guide you towards creating a wedding gallery that tells your unique love story in the most beautiful and authentic way.

Here are our 5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take:

An epic bridal portrait that is one of the 5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take.

1. An Epic Portrait

There is nothing more powerful than a portrait that sees beyond the smiles of the day and gets to the heart of who you are, placing you in this moment. Of our 5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take, this one stands singularly as the most timeless. While other photos may capture the excitement and celebration of the day, this one goes deeper. This portrait serves as a timeless reflection of your journey to this moment, encapsulating your essence in a single frame.

Bride and groom exit the church during one of the 5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take.

2. A Grand Exit

Whether you have a church exit, a sparkler exit, or a recessional aisle kiss, one of the 5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take must include a grand exit. The grand exit offers a perfect opportunity to capture your energy and elation as you embark on the next chapter of your journey together. It’s a moment filled with excitement, anticipation, and joy. It’s the culmination of months of planning, the peak of the celebration of your love and commitment, and it deserves to be commemorated in style. Be sure this one is on your list and that your photographer is ready to capture it in a fun, documentary way.

Close up of the bridal florals and the bridesmaids dresses.

3. Detail Shots

On our list of 5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take is the details, all the small details that make your wedding unique. Be sure to work with a photographer that pays attention to detail and will photograph all of your design choices in both formal and documentary ways. Included on this list are your florals and bouquets. Be sure the images on your list show the texture, colors, and the palette of your design. Above is a beautiful crop for showing the style of the wedding in a meaningful way.

Bride and groom enjoying a nighttime portrait as one of the 5-Wedding-Photos-You-Need-to-Take.

4. Nighttime Portraits

Golden hour portraits are great. A must. However, there is something uniquely fun and special about taking some time during the reception for nighttime portraits. Night shots at weddings can be incredibly magical and captivating, adding romance and some contrast to your wedding gallery. These photos, taken during the evening hours or after sunset, make use of unique lighting and ambiance to create stunning visual imagery that truly stands out.

Bride and Groom dancing on the dance floor.

5. The Reception Celebration

Our last must have photo on our list of 5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take is “The Reception Celebration.” From the first dance to cake cutting and heartfelt toasts, the reception is filled with so many unforgettable moments. These are the images that transport you right back to that night. A night where the air was electric with love and laughter. So, let’s not just document the reception; let’s capture the spirit of the party, freeze-frame the fun, and turn your unforgettable moments into visual memories you can touch, see, feel, and hold long after the party is over.

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Trained in film photography with an eye for all things beautiful, I take an authentic approach to my work and my life. Both fun loving and detail oriented, with a background in travel and language, I see every scene and situation as a chance to create something beautiful. I bring deep connection and meaning to my work, and on my lucky days I get to capture it with my camera with you.

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