Wedding Day Shot List

A few months ago, a photographer asked if I'd be willing to share my wedding day shot list. You know, the list of photos I capture on a wedding day.

This Wedding Day Shot List is in no way a complete guide to shooting a wedding. At all. What we do as artists cannot be summed up in a series of boxes to check…I know this. However, when I started shooting weddings, I felt like I was always missing something. I'd leave a wedding and agonize over the things I overlooked. So I made a list for myself. This list was merely meant to serve as a foundation…every wedding is entirely unique, but if I documented the basics with confidence, it freed me to be creative and push my artistic comfortability. That's what this list is comprised of: the basics.

I realized I couldn't be creative when I was constantly worrying about the things I might've missed. Once I set a rhythm, I was free to move and shoot to my heart's delight. Over time, I learned to quickly shoot the basics and get on with being creative. So that's what I hope this list helps with. Encouraging you to find freedom and artistic empowerment.

The Wedding Day Shot List (a 38-page PDF) includes a link to a full wedding gallery, walking the reader through what a typical wedding looks like for me, photographed from start to finish.


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