When we visited our Wedding Photographer last week they obviously asked us what style of pictures we wanted. Now I'm really that much of a traditional girl when it comes to photos. I'm not a huge fan of the standard motionless poses pictures of the family. Don't get me wrong I still want some of these but a small proportion. For me I want the emotions from the day captured. Kind of like surprise pictures. And in Michael and I's photo session after the ceremony I'm not sure how to describe what I'd like, so instead I'll steal a few pictures from google to show you the style I like.
There are so many beautiful images out there that this is the smallest of selections but it kind of gives you a rough idea of what I'm after. I love wedding photography where props are used, as I feel it can bring out the couple's personality more than usual.
I love these three. Doesn't that bride look spectacular! She is so beautiful! There's also a picture of her walking down the aisle with her new husband, and words cannot describe how beautiful and happy she looks.
While we were talking with our photographer I mentioned compiling a list with all my must have shots, so I didn't miss something I really wanted to remember. Plus there's also a few pictures my Mum would like that slightly mimic her own wedding, which I can't wait to give to her. So I thought today was that day why I got my but in gear and made out my list.
The List - Wedding Photograph Must Haves!
♥ wedding dress hanging up/laying over chair
♥ buttoning up wedding dress
♥ the bridal bouquet
♥ bride getting into the wedding transportation (because I'm not sure what it will be yet)
♥ bride and parents leaving for ceremony
♥ the church
♥ guests arriving/walking into the church
♥ parents arriving/walking into the church
♥ lots and lots of my Nanna
♥ Bride and Dad getting out of car
♥ Bride and Dad stood near Church Gates (for Mum)
♥ Bride and Dad entering the church
♥ Bride just before walking down the aisle
♥ Bride walking down the aisle Front/Back
♥ Groom with best man
♥ Groom waiting for Bride
♥ Groom seeing bride for the first time
♥ Bride and Groom saying vows
♥ Exchanging of rings
♥ The kiss
♥ Bride and Groom walking up aisle married :D
♥ Signing of the marriage licence, both bride and groom
♥ Confetti being thrown over married couple
♥ Bride and Groom getting in the car
♥ Bride and Groom in the back seat
♥ Bride alone
♥ Bride with parents
♥ Bride and Groom together
♥ Bride and Groom with Parents
♥ Bride and Groom with Nanna
♥ Bride with Nanna
♥ Groom and Best Man
♥ Bride and Groom alone (lots off)
♥ Bride, Groom and Millie
♥ Bride and Groom arriving
♥ Wedding Cupcakes/Wedding Cake
♥ Cutting the cake
♥ Handing Bouquet to Nanna, instead of throwing it
♥ Bride and Groom Leaving
Along with these I'd like lots and lots of random pictures of us and all the guests. I cannot wait. The only down side is that it could take a few weeks to get the pictures back, though I may be cheeky and ask for a few unedited pictures of Michael and I soon after or on the day so I can have something physical to hold on to until my pictures arrive.
Now I just need to print this off and hand it to our photographer. I'm sure that they will already take all these pictures, but it's a just in case.
The next thing I need to sort out is our playlist. We already know that we want our music taste playing, rather than the traditional wedding reception music. We're not having a DJ or anything similar so we're using our laptop as the sound system, which means we can have any music we'd like. So expect to see this post sometime this week.