E always tell others, between us, I am the one who cares more about the photography. For our pre-wedding shoots, I was the one who was nit picking on the photos and photo-shopping.
Hence, when E did not even consider having a photographer at our wedding, I almost flipped(in my head, not physically). In his opinion, a videographer will suffice but I am so not a “video” person. In the end, we engaged both a photographer and videoographer.
If you ask me what are important moments to capture in a wedding, I can offhandedly tell you(after viewing the many wedding photojournalist blogs)-the wedding dress, the family moments, the ring shots, the wedding vows shots.
However, I was just reading The Knot . They have some good ideas which I thought should be shared since they are so concise and I also thought I should add in what I thought would be nice-to-have.
1. The Pre-Ceremony Shot
The one of which you are anticipating your groom, the one that shows the radiance on your face.
2. The Getting Ready Photo
Ala doing the awesome make-up, hair which is going to transform you from a sweetheart to the most gorgeous princess.
3. A Shot of the Wedding Dress
The specially made to measure dream dress, with the lace, tulle, pearls and what nots.
4. The Wedding Day Hairstyle
Complete with the flowers and pins and before it becomes messy.
5. The Fashion Magazine Worthy Photo of You
Once the whole look is completed, this is the must-have shot! Hopefully this is not most gorgeous photo of my life but one of the most gorgeous photos of my life.
6. The Wedding Rings
They can be arranged in bowls, in between books, The Bible, the dictionary, on top of bouquets, ring pillows and more. A good shot of the rings will be a real scene setter.
7. Personal Notes and Wedding Vows
It can be written on paper, typed on paper or even on your iPhone or Blackberry.
8. The Bridal Bouquet
Oh-so beautiful blossoms!
9. Black and White Action Shots
As what I mentioned in an earlier post on photography, I love black and white photos! Maybe we can have some stunning few on the actual day!
10. The Wedding Shoes
Because they are just so beautiful!
11. Family Moments
Yes, there are posed family pictures. However, it is the photojournalistic sorts that captures the emotions of the dads, moms, brides and so on.
12. A shot of you and your Jie Meis!
The lovely ones whom you love and who will be planning the gate crashing activities for your groom and his brothers!
13. Just one for the boys!
Groom with his bros before the gate crashing when they look super fresh and suave!
14. Singapore Gate Crashing Routine
Seriously, this gate crashing idea quite uncommon outside of Singapore and Malaysia right? . The boys cringe at the thought of being torture while the girls go wild with their ideas. Some people think that it is quite distasteful and all but, unfortunately, methinks it is fun and funny! And, I will be having mine too!
15. The Wedding Car with the floral decorations.
16. The Tea Set
17. Tea Ceremony with the male and female side.
18. Bride in her Chinese Kwa and bling blings.
19. Sweet Dessert
20. B.B.B- Baby Boy Bouncing
21. The Modern Bridal Party Photo
Gone are the days of the stiff lines of the jiemeis and brothers. A bridal photo that is relaxed and environmental is alot more interesting.
22. The Modern Bridal Family Photo
Alot of hugs and kisses!
23. The Wedding Invitation Photo
A photo of it at the venue would make a great opening shot for the album!
24. The Welcome Sign
25. Solemnisation ceremony setting
27. The Pens.
26. The Banquet setting
In our case, it is one of those hotel themes that Orchard Hotel have suggested.
27. The Receptionists with the Ang Bao Box
28. Ceremony decorations
The flowers at the aisle and so on.
29. The Centrepiece photo
30. The wedding favours photo
31. A “Here Comes the Bride” shot
32. A sweeping shot of the ceremony
33. The Big Kiss!
34. The “We Did it” Photo
Planning a wedding is fun but still pretty tiring. So, I am sure at the end of the ceremony, the couple will have this look of relief!
35. The Scenic Shot
So, while the guests are mingling at the cocktail reception, it is nice to have a posed shot with each other.
36. The Big Picture Shot
A long lens view of the wedding setting- outside the reception venue or banquet hall.
37. A Candid Guest Shot
An aerial shot of the guests enjoying themselves.
38. The Entry Way Photo
39. The Catering Photo
40. The Wedding Cake Photo
41. The Cake Cutting Photo
42. The YUM SENG photo
Hmm… I am wondering if my uncles would be as dramatic about this as they were before when they were young. Heehee.
43. The first dance.
44. An overhead shot.
45. The “Thank you” Shot
46. The Happiness Shot
A shot as a reminder of the wedding day. It will be awesome the picture can be propped out with things that are meaningful to both.