Wedding Shot List: Bride Moments to Remember

by Bridestory Sep 06, 2016 | 09:00 in Wedding Ideas  


Aside from moments shared with the groom, a bride has her own wedding moments that she will cherish for years to come. From the makeup session to the bouquet throw, countless moments form a bride's memories of her nuptials.

Below, we've compiled our favorite shots of the bride on one of the happiest days of her life. Make sure to add the ones you like to your wedding inspiration board and show them to your wedding photographer.

Makeup and hair session

Photography: Fire, Wood & Earth

Early in the morning, the wedding day starts with the hair and makeup session. Some brides stay calm throughout the whole process, while others are already very excited at this point. Whichever bride you may be, be sure to have this moment captured.

Photography: Davy Linggar Photography

Don't forget to also get a shot of your wedding hairdo taken from behind, since you won't be able to see the back of your head yourself. Wedding-day hairstyles, especially for traditional weddings, are usually very intricate and too beautiful to miss out on.

Photography: Le Motion - Angga Permana Photo

After the makeup is done, don't forget to take a beauty shot of your face. Focus on the details of the makeup, like your eyes or lips. If you're taking the DIY wedding makeup route, ask your photographer to snap a picture as you are applying your makeup.

Hand Shots

Photography: Axioo

If you're planning to throw a festive Indian wedding, don't forget to capture your henna. It is said that different patterns of henna symbolize different blessings for the marriage. Some traditional Indonesian weddings incorporate this ritual too, as you can see in this couple's vibrant Koto Gadang wedding.

Photography: Ellelui

Don't forget to also take a close-up shot of the your manicure, one of the tiniest yet most impactful details of the entire ensemble.

Photography: Terralogical

And don't forget the oh-so-lovely rings too!

Writing love notes for each other

Photography: Axioo -
Amy Arrington

Some couples prefer to not meet in the morning of the wedding day. However, they sometimes give little gifts to one another. Make sure to have a shot of yourself writing a note for the love of your life, and another one of you reading a letter from him.

Putting on the dress

Photography: Angga Permana Photo

This might not seem like an important moment, but ask your photographer to take a picture as you are getting ready to wear your wedding dress. You will have certain look of anticipation that you can't get any other way.

Photography: Erika Gerdemark Photography

The moment of truth, as a bride puts on her wedding dress.

Shoe shots

Photography: Erika Gerdemark Photography

To complete the whole ensemble, take a shot of the bridesmaids putting on the bride's shoes. Do spare a detail shot for the lovely heels as well!

Bridal portrait

Photography: Ellelui

And when everything is in place, a bridal shot is definitely necessary. You can take a shot of yourself from any angle as you may please. From the side like this lovely bride,

Photography: David Salim Photography

Or from the front. A tip, if you're wearing an exquisite backless dress, take a shot facing away from the camera and show off that sexy back!

Holding the bouquet

Photography: Rebecca Yale - SAL Photo

A bride holding her bouquet is a pretty sight to see. There are plenty of ways to this kind of shot. You can ask your photographer to play around with the depth of field, focusing on the bouquet while keeping your face blurry. Or, you can also take the shot neck-down and focus more on how well the bouquet sits with the dress.


Photography: Jessica Burke

Bridesmaids make every wedding celebration so much merrier and a shot (or twenty) with them must never be forgotten.

Flower girl moments

Photography: Corbin Gurkin - Michael and Carina

Don't forget about the little flower girls! Having flower girls in your wedding is not only cute; they will also add a sense of innocence to the wedding.

Veil shots

Photography: Erika Gerdemark Photography - Q Avenue Photo

Before wearing your wedding veil, play around and take some photos with it. A veil will add a dramatic effect and when styled correctly, can make a wedding photo look so artistic.

Photography: SAL Photo

And as you put the veil down, take another shot. Sometimes it becomes a very emotional moment for both the bride and her parents. So don't miss out on this shot.

Ceremony moments

Photography: Jose Villa

A bride finds her solitude during a quiet moment before walking down the aisle.

Photography: Buana Photo

Here comes the bride! A shot of a bride walking down the aisle should never be missed in any wedding album.

Photography: Angga Permana

It all finally comes down to this, the moment when she recites her sacred wedding vows. The most emotional moments of the whole ceremony, this is the highlight of the whole event.

With the groom

Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Weddings

Of course, after such an eventful occasion, a bride is happiest when she's with her groom. Don't worry, we have created another list of couple moments you can't miss on your wedding day. Check that one out as well!

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So there you have it! Tell us which one your favorite moment is in the comments section below.


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