SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CHECKLIST

On your wedding day you will want your photographer to capture all the memorable moments you experienced during your special day at our unique, exclusive, and stunning wedding venue in Devon. You may well have seen some beautiful wedding photos in magazines and of family/friends at their weddings which you would like similar shots taken at your wedding. To ensure you get all the pictures you want it’s a good idea to provide a list of ‘must takes’ to your photographer. Do make sure you also ask your photographer to be creative on the day and capture any settings and moments he/she feels will enhance your wedding album. Here is a list of some suggestions to get you started, which you can amend to your personal preferences, and use to discuss your requirements with your photographer.

Prior to the Wedding Ceremony

  • Wedding dress lying over a chair and the bride’s veil
  • Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue 
  • Bride and bridesmaids having hair done and putting on makeup 
  • Zipping up or buttoning the wedding dress 
  • Mother of the bride fastening the bride's necklace
  • Mother of the bride adjusting one last detail such as the veil 
  • Full-length shot of bride in gown checking herself out in mirror
  • Bride looking out window 
  • Bride pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father 
  • Mother/father handing bride bouquet
  • Bride hugging parents 
  • Touching shot of bride with parent(s)
  • Touching shot of bride with sibling(s) 
  • Bride hugging Maid of Honour
  • Bride with Bridesmaids
  • Bride with all the women
  • Bride and parents leaving for ceremony
  • Groom getting ready with Dad and pals (tying the tie is a classic)
  • Groom looking into mirror 
  • Groom looking out window 
  • Groom pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father 
  • Groom hugging parents
  • Groom with his arm affectionately around best man
  • Touching shot of groom with parent(s)
  • Touching shot of groom with sibling(s)
  • Groom with all the groomsmen
  • Groomsmen putting on boutonnieres or bowties
  • Dad whispering last-minute advice to groom
  • Groom ready to go

Before and during the Wedding Ceremony

  • Lakeview Manor Conservatory prepped ready for the wedding ceremony
  • Guests arriving outside and entering into the Conservatory
  • Ushers escorting guests to their seats
  • Groom walking down the aisle 
  • Groom waiting for bride 
  • Maid of Honour walking down the aisle 
  • Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
  • Flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle 
  • Bride and father arriving at Lakeview Manor and entering ceremony
  • Close up of bride, just before she makes her entrance
  • Bride and father walking down aisle
  • Groom seeing bride for first time
  • The back of bride and father walking down the aisle, with the groom waiting in the distance
  • Bride's father and Bride hugging at end of aisle 
  • Wide angle shot of the audience during the ceremony from the bride and groom's point of view 
  • Faces of bride and groom as they exchange vows
  • Close-up of bride's and groom's hands as they exchange rings
  • The kiss
  • Signing the marriage license  
  • Bride & Groom walking up the aisle 
  • Bride & Groom outside the Conservatory and in the stunning Lakeview Manor grounds
  • Guests throwing confetti/rose petals/birdseed 
  • Bride & Groom hugging guests, laughing, getting congratulations

After the Wedding Ceremony

  • Bride & Groom together 
  • Bride & Groom with all parents
  • Bride & Groom with immediate family members from both sides
  • Bride & Groom with groomsmen
  • Bride & Groom with bridesmaids
  • Bride & Groom with flower girl and ring bearer 
  • Bride with her happy, proud parents
  • Bride with her entire immediate family 
  • Groom with his happy, proud parents
  • Groom with his entire immediate family
  • Bride & Groom with whole wedding party
  • Bride alone (full length) 
  • Bride with Maid of Honour 
  • Bride with bridesmaids 
  • Groom with bridesmaids 
  • Groom with best man 
  • Groom with groomsmen 
  • Bride with groomsmen

During your Wedding Reception

  • Outside of the Conservatory & Wedding Marquee within the stunning 45 acres of pristine grounds and lakes at Lakeview Manor, one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Devon
  • Bride & Groom's top table
  • Reception details such as place cards, guest book, centrepieces, decorations, table settings, Bride & Grooms place cards, favours table, and champagne glasses
  • Bride & Groom arriving 
  • Bride & Groom greeting guests 
  • Wedding cake 
  • Gift table 
  • Decorations (specify which ones in particular)
  • Bride and groom at head table
  • A shot of bride & groom with guests at each table
  • Bride laughing with bridesmaids 
  • The buffet or, if having table service, a dinner serving
  • Bride and groom sipping champagne
  • Bride's and groom's parents whispering to each other during dinner 
  • Bride & Groom's first dance 
  • Bride & Father dancing 
  • Groom & Mother dancing 
  • Guests dancing
  • Kids playing or dancing
  • Musicians or DJ 
  • Guest book  
  • Bride & Groom cutting the cake 
  • Bride & Groom feeding each other cake 
  • Toasts (specify which ones)
  • Bride & Groom drinking champagne 
  • Bride throwing bouquet 
  • The getaway car
  • Bride and groom leaving, waving from getaway car's backseat
  • Bride & Groom driving away 

Ensure you provide your photographer with a list of any special guests you particularly want photographs taken of during your wedding reception, and provide him/her with your Seating Plan so he/she can easily locate them.

We are confident that your photographer will be able to capture some amazing and memorable pictures of your wedding day at our stunning exclusive wedding venue in Devon.