22 February 2022

5 minute read

150 Of The Best Wedding Photo Ideas

To help you feel absolutely prepared, and remove any last minute ‘photo related anxiety’ on your wedding day, we’ve compiled a list of 150 ‘must have’ shots including contemporary takes (alongside some of the great classics) partnered with helpful tips to make everyone feel at ease in front of the camera. 

Many years after you've walked down the aisle to say 'I do' to the love of your life, and the day is just a blissful memory, the lasting and resounding memento will undoubtedly be your professional wedding photos.


You can avoid the dreaded ‘photo-related-anxiety’ on your wedding day with just a little extra organisation and preparation with your photographer. Afterall, if you invest time in preparing in the lead up to your day, you’ll ensure that post-wedding you can appreciate and relive every detail you spent so much time organising and dreaming about.

To help you feel prepared, and remove any last minute worries on your wedding day, we’ve compiled a list of 150 ‘must have’ wedding photo ideas', including contemporary takes (alongside some of the great classics) partnered with helpful tips to make everyone feel at ease in front of the camera.


Are my partner and I camera confident, outgoing or vivacious people who need minimal direction?

Or are we a little more camera shy and would like more prompting?

Would we prefer formalised and structured photos or is something more organic and natural more our style?

What priorities do we have for our wedding album and what is it we would most like to remember about our day? * Insider Tip: Be sure to voice those little extra things you’d like noted at this point and don’t be afraid to be honest! Mention things for your photographer to consider like family dynamics or even any personal insecurities. If there is a feature you want to hide or promote let your photographer know so they can be sure to capture you in your best light.

Spending time workshopping these elements with your photographer will ensure they have a clear snapshot of how you can best work together to make you feel comfortable on the day and capture those elusive, candid moments that make a wedding album unforgettable.

A bride in a white dress and lace robe is getting her makeup done. She smiles while three bridesmaids in soft pink robes stand in the background, all smiling and looking at her. They are in a brightly lit room with a vintage, elegant decor.
A close-up of a bride in an intricate lace wedding dress being fastened at the back by someone. The bride's dress features detailed floral embroidery and a bead-embellished belt. The person fastening the dress wears a delicate bracelet with a small charm.
Three women stand outside on a wooden porch, wearing matching pajamas with a white and pink floral pattern. They are wearing sunglasses and holding glasses of drinks, smiling and talking to each other. There is a hanging chair and potted plant in the background.
A woman wearing a white sleep mask and light-colored pajamas smiles as she touches the fabric of a wedding dress hanging by a window. The room is bright, with large windows revealing a lush green garden outside.
A bride with blonde hair in a ponytail is wearing a sparkling, long-sleeved wedding gown with a deep V-neck. She stands in front of a large, ornate mirror holding a bouquet of flowers, smiling at her reflection in a bright and elegant room with white decor.

Getting ready together on the morning of your wedding with your 'bride tribe' should be at the top of the list for must have photo ops. From sipping champagne to adding the final finishing touches these are the moments you won’t want to miss out on.

1. Hair and make-up essentials: In the midst of getting your hair and make-up done pause to capture the moments of preparation with your bridesmaids.

Tip: Work with your MUA to ensure a clear and clean space, be the focal point of the image with your bridesmaids looking on

2. Co-ordinating robes: Capture the mood of the morning festivities with your bridesmaids while you sip and laugh together.

Tip: Steam or iron robes beforehand for a crinklefree shot.

3. Presents for their presence: They’ve been by your side to support you through the whole process so capture the moment (and the reactions) when you give your bridesmaids their thankyou gifts.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to get up close and personal, sit on a lounge or chaise whilst doing this to get everyone together to share the moment.

4. Hanging dress:* Find a light filled space to showcase and hang your dress, be sure to use the height of a doorway or archway to your advantage. * Tip: Don’t neglect the details choose a hanger which compliments your dress

5. Admiring ‘the dress’: You’ve been dreaming of wearing this beautiful gown for months so before you slip into it take a moment to admire the sheer lacework one last time or run your hands through the delicate beadwork.

6. Getting into the gown: Capture an intimate mother and daughter moment as she helps you get fitted into your dress, if your lucky your photographer may even catch a few tears.

7. Finishing touches: Capture your bridesmaids assisting you in your final finishing touches, fitting accessories and slipping into your shoes.

Tip: These can be great opportunities to highlight and capture the finer details of your ensemble, a close up of your earrings, button work on the back of your dress, or lacing of your shoes. Details that may not be as clearly captured for the rest of the day.

8. Mirror shot: Nothing exudes romance like a mirror shot, whether by yourself or with your bridesmaids by your side.

9. Father of the bride first look: Whether in the bridal retreat or in another part of the venue don’t miss the magic of the moment when he first sees you ready to walk down the aisle.

Tip: Position your bridesmaids to be standing behind where he walks in and first sees you, that way everyone will be included in the moment and you’ll capture the delight of them seeing your response to him.

10. Adoring bride: Savor the moment and capture a final shot admiring your bevvy of beauties before you walk down the aisle together.

A bouquet of white and blush roses lies on a table next to a bottle of Chanel perfume, a pair of elegant silver high heels, two rings, a set of drop earrings, and some greenery. The items are displayed on a light-colored surface.
A close-up of a wedding dress train spread out over a wooden floor. The delicate fabric is adorned with intricate white lace floral patterns, featuring roses and other flowers, creating an elegant and romantic appearance.
A detailed close-up of a lush floral arrangement featuring a prominent pink protea flower, surrounded by small white blossoms, green eucalyptus leaves, and other assorted foliage. The combination of textures creates a natural and vibrant appearance.
A person dressed in a white bridal gown is adjusting their white high-heeled shoes adorned with bows, seated on a wooden floor next to a patterned rug. Only the lower half of their body is visible in the image.

11. The rings: Choose to capture the rings by themselves or craft a flat lay featuring the rings, shoes and bouquet together.

12. Perfume: scent is the strongest sense linked to memory so be sure to capture a reminder of the perfume you chose to wear when walking down the aisle.

13. Shoes: Unless you are opting for a shorter or tea-length hemline you may not see those gorgeous shoes for the rest of the day so be sure to give them their moment in front of the lens.

Insider tip: When photographing the shoes have a hero shot where they stand alone alongside one with your bridesmaids assisting in the fitting of them on your feet.

14. Poses for your posies: Nothing is more breathtaking than a plethora of arranged flowers photographed together, opt for photos pre-ceremony with the bouquets by themselves or choose to capture the florals together later in the day when taking the wedding party photos.

Insider tip: If you're looking for an alternative to flowers on your wedding day check out out blog on this very subject.

15. It’s the little things that make the difference: in all the merriment of getting ready be sure to organise for your photographer to duck out to capture shots of the bespoke aspects of your wedding set.

A bride in a sparkly white wedding dress stands in an outdoor setting with sunlight streaming through the trees. She is holding her sheer veil with one hand, and the background features string lights, greenery, and soft natural light.
A bride stands near a window, gazing outside with a gentle smile. She wears a sleeveless, white, textured wedding gown and holds a vibrant bouquet of pink, red, and white flowers. Her hair is styled elegantly and is adorned with a veil.
A woman in a white, long-sleeve dress with textured fabric stands in a partially open doorway of a rustic wooden building, looking off into the distance with a relaxed, thoughtful expression. She has long, wavy blonde hair and there is greenery in the background.
A bride in a white lace wedding dress stands outdoors in front of purple flowers. She is looking down and wearing a sheer veil and pearl earrings. The background is green and lush, suggesting a garden setting.
A bride in a backless white wedding dress stands in a field of tall grass, looking over her shoulder. She holds a bouquet of white and pink flowers. Trees are visible in the background under a softly lit, cloudy sky at dusk.
A smiling woman with dark hair in an elegant updo wearing a beaded, sleeveless white gown and drop earrings holds a bouquet of pink and white roses. She stands in a grassy field with a soft, blurred background of trees and a sky at dusk.
A woman stands on grass, wearing a backless, shimmering white gown with thin straps. Her hair is styled in an updo, and she faces away from the camera with lush greenery in the background.

While some brides may feel very at home in front of the camera by themselves, others may find this prospect a little more daunting. If you're of the latter ilk then being equipped with a ‘set list’ for your bridal portraits will assist in helping you feel prepared and not caught unaware when you start being asked to ‘playfully twirl in your dress.’

Insider tip: To ensure you get the best shots keep acting natural and move in a way that is organic to you - your photographer will correct you if they need something or need you to move another way. Enjoy the moment authentically and leave it to them to capture the magic.

16. The veil shot: Be sure to take shots both with and without your veil, chances are you will be only wearing your veil for a portion of the day so you'll want to take the time to capture it in all its flowing glory.

17. The train shot: if you have a decadent or flowing train take captivating bridal portraits with the train positioned as the designer intended.

Insider Tip: If the venue has stairs use the varying levels to your advantage and allow the train to delicately cascade down the flight giving the illusion of height and elevated grandeur.

18. The piece de’ resistance dress shot: Capture, in detail, the feature that captivated you when choosing your wedding dress. Whether it be the plunging neckline, intricate beading or sheer lace work pay homage to the design element that took your breath away and made this dress ‘the one.’

19. The back of the dress: Nothing exudes sophistication more than the over the shoulder glance and the back of the dress shot. While most of the day will be spent photographing the front of you be sure to capture this alternative vista.

20. The fun and playful shot: Most of all your wedding day should be enjoyable, take the time to twirl in your dress, dance, strike a playful pose and just‘let your hair out’ for a moment - so to speak (just don’t undo all your hairdressers great work) and fully enjoy wearing a beautiful dress at a beautiful venue!!

21. Strike a pose: After you’ve relaxed and had some playful moments transition to the more formalised bridal portraits.

Insider Tip: Different angles will be your friend here. Capture the beauty of your ensemble (and the gorgeous woman wearing it) from all sides, including from above.

22. Holding the bouquet: Relax your arms and gently hold your bouquet at waist level, either looking at your bouquet or at the camera for one of the last shots before you walk down the aisle.

23. Model Pose: You need at least one shot that is ‘magazine cover’ worthy, work your magic and enjoying posing away.

Six groomsmen in beige jackets and dark trousers pose in a vintage-style library with wooden shelves and books. Some are holding drinks, and two are sitting on a leather armchair and its armrest, creating a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere.
A person wearing a formal black tuxedo with a white dress shirt underneath. They have a white pocket square and a white boutonniere pinned to their lapel. The image focuses on the chest and torso, and the person is not fully visible.
Three boutonnières arranged on a white surface, each featuring one red rose, one peach rosebud, small pink flowers, and green leaves, secured with white pins. The background is a brown leather texture.
A person is helping another person adjust their cufflinks on the sleeves of their white dress shirt. Both individuals are wearing white shirts and focusing on the task at hand in a well-lit setting.
A smiling man stands in front of a bookshelf, wearing a black suit with a light pink tie and pocket square, buttoning his jacket. The background includes wooden shelves filled with colorful books and a leather armchair.
A man dressed in a dark suit and bow tie stands in a dimly lit room. Light from a window illuminates part of his face as he looks outside with a slight smile. The atmosphere is elegant and formal, with wooden doors and coat hooks in the background.
A man with a beard, dressed in a white shirt and black bow tie, is seen pouring a drink into two glasses. He is standing in front of a large mirror with a floral arrangement visible in the reflection. The setting appears to be indoors, possibly at an event.
Four men in black tuxedos and bow ties stand in a gravel path outdoors, surrounded by greenery. They are evenly spaced and looking at the camera with serious expressions. Trees and plants are visible in the background.

While the bridal party spend the morning getting beautiful the grooms party will be working on looking extra dapper! So be sure to capture the morning spent with mates before the ceremony commences.

Insider Tip: Coordinate the timing with your photographer to ensure they will be able to capture both the bride and the bridal party getting ready and the groom and his groomsmen if they are at different locations, make sure the time is staggered or enlist a second shooter.

24. Just chilling: Let's be honest. Most of the groom's party will spend the morning ‘just chilling’ and enjoying each other's company. These moments are just as special as the formal proceedings and the perfect opportunity to capture relaxed, candid moments.

25. Textbook accessories shot: Just like the wedding dress gets to have its own moment so does the groom suit or tux, along with accessories.

26. Getting suited up: Coordinate shots of the groom and groomsmen suiting up and tying their ties.

27. Capture the cufflinks: Cufflink shots are also a must for the album. Make sure you get some close-ups of the groom fitting his cufflink (especially if they are customized).

28. Boutonnieres: Snap a picture perfect shot to remember what they looked like before the festivities started.

Insider Tip: For an extra special capture have the grooms mother assist in the fitting of the boutonnieres.

29. Pensive reflections: Capture the fleeting moments of the groom and groomsmen getting ready and doing the final checks together in a mirror.

30. Toasting the groom: Scotch, whisky, whatever the drink of choice, savour the groom taking his last toast as a single man.

31. At least one serious/posed shot: We say at least one because this will often feel the most awkward or unfamiliar, but it’s an absolute must, and the more the better.

Insider Tip: For the Groom (and groomsmen) have them put their hands crossed in front, crossed behind their back or in their pockets - whichever feels most natural to them.

A wooden picnic table is set in a tranquil forest setting. In the foreground, there is a floral arrangement featuring pink roses, white and purple flowers, and green foliage. The ground is covered with fallen leaves and the path has small pebbles.
A rustic outdoor wedding ceremony setting among tall trees, featuring a circular floral arch adorned with pink and purple flowers. Wooden benches line both sides of the aisle, which is decorated with additional floral arrangements. String lights hang above.
A woman in a white robe stands on a wooden veranda, looking at a large circular floral arrangement hanging in the center. The arrangement features a variety of colorful flowers, including pink, red, and white, with greenery. A garden is visible in the background.
A couple stands facing each other under a floral arbor, exchanging vows in a bright, white pavilion. Guests sit in rows, attentively watching the ceremony. The space is adorned with elegant chandeliers, and large floral arrangements frame the aisle.
A bride and groom, both smiling and holding hands, walk down an aisle outdoors surrounded by tall trees. The bride, in a white gown and floral headpiece, laughs joyfully. The groom in white attire with suspenders looks elated. Guests in casual attire look on happily.
A bride and groom share a kiss outdoors among tall trees, surrounded by friends throwing flower petals. The bride wears a white dress and holds a bouquet, while the groom wears light-colored attire. A decorative arrangement of dried plants forms the backdrop.
A newlywed couple walks hand-in-hand down an outdoor aisle surrounded by joyous friends and family. The group is dressed in light-colored attire, and the setting is a wooded area with string lights and scattered floral decorations. The atmosphere is celebratory and warm.

32. Before the guests arrive: Capture the beauty of your ceremony location before the guests arrive with a panoramic or landscape shot.

Insider Tip: If time permits snap a shot of the bride inspecting her ceremony set.

33. Ceremony styling: Capture close up shots of floral arrangements, the arbour, the aisleway and any bespoke styling accents.

34. Here comes the ... groomsmen and groom: Capture photos of the groom and groomsmen waiting for the bridal parties arrival and welcoming guests.

Insider Tip: These moments are especially important to capture as the bride would have missed them. It’ll be a treat to relive these moments after the wedding day together.

35. Bridesmaid processional:* Capture each bridesmaid as she leads the way down the aisle.

Insider Tip: Be sure to communicate beforehand (on your welcome sign or a separate sign) if you want your ceremony to be ‘unplugged’ that way your photographer won’t be competing with well-meaning, iphone wielding relatives and the guests focus will be more present .

36. Here come the bride: Perspective plays an important role here, be sure to get lots of close-ups but also shots that include the guests as they watch you walk down the aisle.

37. First look: These are the heart-melting shots. Great to look back on together after the wedding and after the emotion of the moment has passed.

38. Exchange of vows: To ensure you are centered in front of your arbour during rehearsal appoint a place to stand or place a marker for the exchange of vows.

39. Ring exchange: Capture the moment with a close-up shot of both your hands and then standing in front of the arbour exchanging rings

40. Reactions of the bridal party: Not to be missed!

41. First kiss: If you ask us, the best part of the ceremony!!

Insider Tip: Organise to have the celebrant step out of the shot for this moment.

42. Exit down the aisle: Catch the post ‘I do’ smile.

Insider Tip: When spacing the aisle ensure there’s plenty of room at either side and the guests are seated far enough to the side that they don’t inhibit the path or crowd the shot when you walk through.

43. Photo of the signing table: Capture the ‘official part of the ceremony’ surrounded by the the bridal party standing either side.

45. First alone moment as Mr and Mrs: The shot when you've walked past the crowd, walked out of the ceremony and you grab hands, hold them in the air, smile at one another and lose yourself in the moment.

44. Time for drink and greet: After the ceremony you’ll have the chance to officially greet your guests...after you’ve grabbed a post ceremony glass of champagne of course.

A group of people wearing formal attire gather outdoors in a lush, wooded area. They are standing and sitting under white umbrellas and appear to be attending a social event. The scene is serene, with tall trees and green foliage surrounding the gathering.

45. Photos with guests: Cue candid celebration shots!! Chatting, drinking, feasting and enjoying the merriment together.

46. Sweet serenading: They help set the mood of the day, so make sure your musicians feature in the memories of the day.

47. Canapes and cocktails: Capture a shot of the carefully curated menu you delighted your guests with.

A bride and groom stand smiling at each other in front of a porch, surrounded by their wedding party. The bridesmaids are wearing black dresses, and the groomsmen are in black tuxedos with bow ties. Everyone is holding bouquets and looking towards the couple.
A wedding party celebrates outside a rustic wooden barn. The bride and groom stand in the center, holding hands and smiling, surrounded by bridesmaids and groomsmen. Everyone is cheering with raised arms and drinks, and one person is spraying a bottle of champagne.
A wedding party stands in front of a lush, green backdrop with a modest fountain. The bride, in a sparkly white dress, is in the center next to the groom in a patterned tuxedo. Flanked by bridesmaids in various colored dresses and groomsmen in black suits.
A wedding party poses outdoors on a grassy area in front of a leafy backdrop. The bride and groom stand in the center, surrounded by six bridesmaids and groomsmen, all wearing coordinated formal attire. Everyone is smiling and interacting joyfully.
A group of people in formal attire are celebrating outdoors. A person in the center is popping a champagne bottle, causing champagne to spray. Others around them are laughing and reacting joyfully, with some shielding themselves from the spray. Trees are in the background.
A bride and her bridesmaids, wearing navy blue dresses and holding bouquets of pink and white flowers, walk hand in hand with the groom and his groomsmen, who are dressed in beige jackets, white shirts, bow ties, and blue trousers, on a grassy lawn.

They are the loved ones that know you the best, have been by your side, laughed, cried, and ridden the ups and downs of life with you (and probably your wedding planning journey over the last 12 months)...so now's the time to enjoy making more memories together. Aim to get a mix of posed, natural reactions and celebratory shots.

48. Classic shot: Centre yourselves in the middle of your wedding party with the bridesmaids on the left holding bouquets and the groomsmen on the right

Insider Tip: This is not the shot to be holding beer and champagne flutes. For photos with arms around each other make sure they are kept at waist height to keep suits in alignment and prevent gowns from stretching or delicate fabrics from ripping.

49. Seal it with a kiss: Steal a kiss with the wedding party behind you looking on

50. Editorial arrangement: You’ll need at least one ‘magazine worthy’ shot with your wedding party arranged to either be sitting and standing or at varying heights (again, the stairs at your venue will be great for this) with a formal setting.

51. Natural photo: Have your wedding party pose together as though they weren’t at a wedding, natural and relaxed, a group of friends casually enjoying the afternoon kinda vibe!

52. Champagne showers: Now is the time to grab those champagne glasses and pop the corks. Let loose and have fun with these final wedding party shots - it’ll set the tone for the evenings festivities.

A bride and groom share a kiss under a sheer white veil. The bride is wearing an off-shoulder white gown and pearl necklace, while the groom is in a black suit with a white boutonniere. The soft lighting creates a dreamy, intimate atmosphere.
A couple dressed in wedding attire shares an intimate moment. The groom is in a black tuxedo with a bow tie, and the bride wears a white lace dress with a low back. They are gazing into each other's eyes against a dark background. The bride holds the groom's shoulders.
A blonde woman in a strapless white dress looks directly at the camera with a soft smile, while a man in a black suit gently rests his forehead against hers. The background is slightly blurred, emphasizing the couple's intimate moment.
A bride and groom stand closely together outdoors, smiling happily. The bride, in a long-sleeve beaded white dress, has her arms wrapped around the groom from behind. The groom is wearing a light gray suit with a boutonnière and a black tie. Trees are visible in the background.
A couple stands close together outdoors, smiling at each other. The woman has long, blonde hair in a ponytail and wears a sparkling, long-sleeved gown. The man has short, brown hair and wears a floral patterned suit jacket with a black lapel and a bow tie.
A couple dressed in light attire embraces lovingly. The man, in a light suit, stands behind the woman, holding her and gently pressing his face against her head. The woman, in a white dress with sheer sleeves, smiles with her eyes closed.
A groom in a navy suit kisses the forehead of his bride, who has red hair and wears a white wedding dress with floral lace details and a veil. She holds a bouquet, and string lights create a warm, romantic background. Both look serene and happy.

Relax, take a stroll together and follow the light of golden hour through the gardens. Don’t feel pressured by time, work together with your photographer to create a realistic timeline with flexibility for the moments you want to linger in. You don’t want to feel stressed or pushed...it will show through.

53. Intimate embrace: Hold each other close, breath the moment in and look into one another's eyes. This one is great to do on repeat all around your venue!!

54. Adoring gaze: Capture his adoring gaze while you look at the camera.

55. The over the shoulder lookback shot: Change it up with a relaxed gaze back towards the photographer while holding hands and a glass of champagne.

Insider Tip: Not only will it capture a more ‘natural feel’ to some of your couples shots but it’ll also capture the back detailing of your dress again.

56. Forehead kiss

57. Head on the shoulder: Take a lean and rest for a moment….and while you do, capture the moment.

58. Whisper in the ear and cheeky smile... enough said.

59. Hands around the waist: Hold each other close and have him wrap his arms around you. This style of shot would be perfect somewhere rustic.

60. Take a stroll: Enjoy the time spent taking portraits and capture the moments in between location shoots.

Insider Tip: If your tiring of a pose or feeling a little fatigued take a walk to shake it up and refresh the moment.

61. Lend a helping hand: Have your groom assist with holding your train as you stroll around the gardens, not only will it save the dress but it will make a great photo op.

62. The ‘I wouldn’t want to be doing this with anyone else’ pose: No posing required!

63. He’s looking at you: - Eyes only for you.

64. Veil Shot: Capture both of you under the veil together.

65. Dress dreaming: - Flail your dress to the side while holding hands and showcase its details.

A beautifully arranged table centerpiece features light pink and white roses, lush greenery, and tall, lit pink taper candles in glass holders, creating an elegant and romantic ambiance at an event. The table is set with more roses and candles, enhancing the decor.
A beautifully decorated wedding reception venue with wooden cross-back chairs and round tables adorned with white tablecloths, floral centerpieces, and candles. An elegant floral arch serves as a backdrop, all under a glass-paneled ceiling enhancing natural light.
A bride in a white lace wedding gown holds a champagne flute and smiles. She stands before a floral arch adorned with white and pastel flowers with a table set for a wedding feast in front. Candles on the table add a warm, romantic glow to the scene.
A bride and groom cut a wedding cake together with a knife. The cake is three tiers, semi-naked, decorated with flowers. The bride wears a white dress, and the groom wears a black suit. They are standing at a wooden table.
A white plate on a wooden table holds a gourmet meal, including a piece of meat, mashed potatoes, greens, and sauce in a small dish. A glass of red wine, a water glass, cutlery, and a folded napkin are neatly arranged around it. Decor is visible in the background.
A couple dressed elegantly in wedding attire share a romantic moment under string lights in an outdoor nighttime setting. The woman in a white dress and the man in a black suit stand close, seemingly about to kiss, surrounded by trees and soft lighting.
A bride and groom share a kiss in a romantic setting with fireworks lighting up the night sky through a large glass window behind them. They are surrounded by white floral arrangements and seated guests inside a beautifully decorated venue.
A couple embraces and kisses under a large, illuminated tree adorned with string lights. The tree's branches spread wide, creating a canopy over them. The scene is set at dusk, with the surrounding greenery softly lit, adding a romantic ambiance.
A cheerful couple walks hand-in-hand at night, dressed in formal wedding attire. They smile brightly while surrounded by a crowd holding sparklers, lighting up the celebratory atmosphere. The bride wears a white dress with a shawl, and the groom wears a black tuxedo.
A vintage red convertible drives down a gravel driveway lined with bright sparklers, illuminating the night. The car carries passengers raising their arms in celebration. In the background, people watch from a lawn and a lit house is visible.

66. Table settings: Capture the beauty of all the details of your reception set with a variety of shots of the dressed tables, centerpieces, floral arrangements and table settings.

Insider Tip: Feature lit candles heavily in your table settings for breathtaking images

67. Wander through your reception alone before everyone arrives: Before walking down the aisle browse your reception set, especially if it is drenched in stunning florals.

68. The walk-in: Capture the moment when you first walk in welcomed by the applause of family and friends.

69. The feasting before the frivolity: Savour the menu for later with shots of your entree’s, mains and deserts.

70. Toast the night away: Captur all your wedding speeches and the crowds reaction (before you dance the night away)

71. You can have your cake and then eat it too: Capture a shot pre-cutting of the cake

72. Cutting the cake as a couple: Your first official ‘act as a married couple’ **

73. First Dance: The highlight of the evening will be your first dance, cue the background fireworks for some added flair.

74. Dance Floor: Dance the night away with family and friends

75. Reception entertainment: The Shoe Game, Roving magician, Band or DJ. However you choose to delight your guests on the evening be sure to capture the moment - and everyone's responses.

76. Bouquet toss: Capture this crowd favorite as you toss your bouquet over your shoulder.

77. Night garden: Make the most of the 1000’s of fairy lights and festoon lights extravagantly hung from the trees of the Homestead.

Insider Tip: Work with your wedding planning team to find a time in the evening and your runsheet when your guests won’t miss your absence and will allow you to make the most of your night shots.

78. Parting is such sweet sorrow: Sparkler exit, firework lined driveway exit, sports car exit or simply bidding farewell with sweet adieu’s - enjoy the last fleeting moments of your wonderful night together.

79. End it with a kiss: End the best day of your life with one last kiss.

A classic, maroon vintage car is parked on a gravel driveway in front of an elegant, large house. The house features a wraparound porch, ornate trim, and a manicured garden with a fountain in the foreground. Tall trees surround the property under a cloudy sky.
A bride in an elegant white dress and a groom in a dark suit stand back-to-back, holding hands, in front of a house with light-colored wooden siding. Both look in different directions, the groom smiling and the bride with a serene expression.
A newlywed couple shares a kiss while holding large white balloons that read "Mr" and "Mrs." The bride, in a flowing white gown, holds a bouquet of flowers. They stand on a gravel path surrounded by lush greenery and string lights, creating a romantic setting.
A bride and groom stand hand in hand on a grassy hilltop at sunset. The bride is wearing a white strapless gown with lace details and is holding the skirt of her dress. The groom is dressed in a dark suit and tie. The background shows a panoramic view of fields and hills.
A woman in an off-shoulder white dress looks emotional with her eyes closed. She stands in a room with light-colored walls and paneling. A man in a suit stands in the background, slightly out of focus, by a door.
A smiling couple is pouring wine from two bottles into a stack of champagne glasses. The woman is wearing a sparkly dress, and the man is wearing a floral patterned suit jacket. They are standing outdoors at night with a fountain and trees softly lit in the background.

8o. Invitation suite: So you can remember all the little details.

81. On-the-day stationery: Place cards welcome sign and on-the-day stationery.

82. Bride/Groom seating at the reception: especially if you’ve added some personalised touches.

83. Personalised touches: If you are a DIY queen make sure you capture the styling elements you crafted to bring your day to life.

84. Remembering loved ones: If you’ve placed photos of loved ones past and present that couldn’t join you on the day be sure to capture them in your album.

85. Champagne Tower: It’s not every day you get to pour a champagne tower, so position the tower where it will only be the two of you at the centre of the event.

86. Driveway photos: Make the most of your venues stunning tree-lined stone driveway with portraits, wedding party shots and photos in front of your entrance car.

87. Car capture: Great to add to your grooms photo cache’, stagger the cars and have the grooms and groomsmen stand in front of the cars - especially if they hold special significance.

88. First looks: Choose a private place in the gardens to capture your first look.

89. First look alternatives: Sneak in a little ‘hold of hands’ or capture a moment before the ceremony together to connect before seeing each other at the altar.

90. Offsite photos: Mix it up a little by varying the landscape of your photos.

Insider Tip: Make sure you generously account for extra time that may be spent traveling to and from your venue for offsite photos. Schedule for a time in the afternoon or garden party when you won’t be missed by your guests.

91. Balloons and flower alternatives: If you’ve stepped away from traditional floral styling make sure you capture your alternatives in their own right. Play with the height of your balloons for the portrait shots of snap photos in front of baloon displays or arbors.

92. Let your lights shine: Neon signs, festoon lights, light-up letters and decadent pillar candles in hurricane displays, use the variations in light to add a point of difference to your album.

93. Group garden party shots: General shots of your guests mingling in the garden party are never disappointing.

94. Martinis and cocktails: from Espresso Martinis to Cin Cin’s and Ratu Sippers.

Aerial view of a large, elegant house with a red roof surrounded by dense forest and gardens. A winding path leads to the house, and mountains are visible in the distance under a cloudy sky.
A scenic view of a large, historic-style house surrounded by a lush garden. The home has a veranda with white railings and pillars, a gabled roof with multiple chimneys, and is framed by tree branches. A gravel pathway leads to the entrance through well-manicured greenery.
A rustic wooden house partially hidden by a large, ancient tree with expansive roots. The tree's branches stretch across the scene, with some small lights strung around the trunk. Surrounding the tree and house are lush plants and fallen leaves.
A stone cherub statue is perched on a pedestal, partially surrounded by neatly trimmed hedges. It is holding a disc above its head and leaning against a large tree trunk in the background, with soft sunlight filtering through.
A dimly lit, empty room with wooden walls and flooring. A brick fireplace is centered on the far wall. Above the fireplace hangs an ornate chandelier. Two windows on either side of the room allow minimal light to enter, casting shadows across the space.
A picturesque garden scene at dusk, featuring a large illuminated tree with fairy lights hanging from its branches. To the left, a quaint wooden cabin is partially visible. A winding gravel path leads through lush green grass and past vibrant purple flowers.
An elegant chandelier with multiple lit candle-like bulbs and hanging crystal ornaments is suspended from an ornate ceiling medallion in a well-lit room.
A bride in a white lace dress and a groom in a navy suit sit closely on a wooden swing suspended with chains. They look into each other's eyes lovingly, surrounded by greenery and tall trees in the background. The bride's dress and shoes stand out in the serene outdoor setting.
A quaint, small house with a red roof is nestled among dense, lush greenery and tall trees. Sunlight filters through the leaves, creating a serene and peaceful atmosphere around the house.

Long after the day you’ll enjoy looking back on the stunning vista’s that your wedding venue provided. Select a list for your photographer of ‘must have’ captures that you want included from your venue (a beautiful fountain, garden statues etc) but also allow space for your photographer's creativity to flow.

Insider Tip: Venue shots are great for creating montages on Instagram or other social media platforms.

95. The aerial shot of your venue

96. The front shot of your venue

97. Gardens: Towering figs, blossoming roses, rows of Clivia’s, Magnolias in flower, jewel toned autumn leaves, whatever the season, capture what your venue and gardens displayed on your wedding day

98. Swing into married life: Capture a shot of your groom sitting by your side or gently swinging you.

99. Character shots: Chandeliers or lighting features

100. Character shots: Fountains and water features

101. Character shots: Bespoke furniture, antique chairs, grand pianos and the like are the characteristics that make your venue unique so don’t miss them.

102. Hidden garden nooks and greenery

103. Exceptional service: Capture the waitstaff tray serving glasses of champagne to guests in the garden party

104. Selfie station: Make the most of your glitter wall, balloon garlands and floral walls to snap some selfies.

105. Dancing in the dark: Dance together with the festoon lights over head.

106. Dancing in the dark: Capture an additional shots under the sparkle of 1000’s of fairylights if your venue has them.

A woman is applying makeup to a young girl who is sitting on a chair. The girl, wearing a pink robe, provides a calm, patient smile as the woman concentrates on her work. The setting appears light and airy, with natural light streaming through large windows.
A bride and groom stand together under a chandelier, flanked by four children. The bride holds a bouquet of flowers and wears a white dress, while the groom is in a dark suit with a boutonniere. Two boys stand on each side of the couple, with a girl beside the bride.
Two young girls wearing white dresses with pink bows stand in front of a large mirror. They have braided hair adorned with floral headbands and are looking at their reflections while gently holding up their dresses. A woman in the background adjusts another girl's dress.
A young girl in a white dress and heels looks at herself in a mirror while an older woman and another young girl sit on a nearby sofa, smiling and watching. Multiple pairs of shoes are lined up on the floor, and the room has a large window with sheer curtains.

Whether they are your children, a valued part of the wedding party and ceremony or children of guests. Cue multiple adorable captures for your wedding album.

107. Flower girl getting ready shots: Even if it's just applying a little lip gloss, have you MUA make the youngest members of the bridal party feel apart of the excitement.

108. Flower girl trying on shoes: Every little girls dream is trying on a beautiful dress or shoes so allow time to let this happen and watch their faces light up.

109. Walking down the aisle: Cuteness at its best!!

110. Family arbor shot: If your marriage is blending a family or bringing an existing one closer, prioritise taking photos together under the arbour at the end of the ceremony.

111. Flower girl mirror shot: Just like the bridal mirror shot...just the mini version.

112. Getting ready shot: Gather your little ones in close and get a shot of you all together in your coordinating robes. It’ll make for a memorable capture and give them a little extra reassurance.

113. Waiting at the aisle for mum to walk down: If you have appropriately aged sons forgo the paige boy role and have them stand alongside your fiance' as the altar.

114. It’s child play: If you’ve organized entertainment such as outdoor games or a teepee play station then capture them doing what they do best.

115. Celebration shot: Have a fun capture where you are twirling them around or lifting them up in your arms excitement, this day is just as momentus for them as it is for you.

116. Styling the playroom: If you’ve outsourced the styling of the playroom to a vendor have your photographer capture the room before its put to good use. You’ll be busy getting ready so you’ll have a record of what the little ones in your life got treated with on your wedding day.

A person in a pink outfit lovingly holds two fluffy Pomeranian dogs while sitting on an ornate, cream-colored sofa. One dog is brown and white, and the other is tan and white. They both look content with their tongues out.
A corgi lies on a carpet with its head resting between two pairs of feet. The feet, adorned in colorful fuzzy slippers, belong to two people sitting side by side. The corgi's attentive eyes and large ears are in focus, creating a cozy and endearing scene.
A Rottweiler dog dressed in a formal white shirt with a bow tie and cuffs sits on a wooden floor in front of a black grand piano. The dog appears to be smiling with its mouth open and tongue slightly out.
Two detailed dog face cufflinks sit side by side. The left one features a fluffy brown dog with a pink tongue out, while the right one resembles a tan and white dog with a wide smile and tongue out. Both have black button eyes, capturing a playful expression.
A man dressed in formal black attire is sitting on a brown leather couch, gently petting a brown dog that is looking up at him. The scene exudes warmth and affection, with the man's smiling expression reflecting his fondness for the dog.
A bride in a white dress is standing outdoors, smiling and holding a bouquet of flowers while affectionately leaning close to a light brown horse. The background features greenery and trees with twinkling lights.

Include the four-legged loves of your life in your wedding day celebrations for that extra special touch, start with deciding together which parts of the wedding you would like to include your pet in and what holds the most significance for you both. With a little bit of planning,logistics and playing to your beloved pets strengths, you can have them perform their 'pawfect part' in your wedding

117. Right by your side: Have your pets right with you throughout the morning, have them included in the ‘getting ready’ shots.

Insider Tip: Be sure to confirm that your venue is pet friendly and discuss your plans to include them in the day. Also notify your photographer of your intentions of having a pet-friendly wedding.

118. Re-assuring snuggles: In amongst the busyness of the morning take a moment to tap into some of the unconditional love that your pet gives you.

119. Nestled at your feet: Include your pet by having them nestle under your feet as you pose for your get ready shots.

120. Walking down the aisle: If part of the processional and walking down the aisle after the ‘ahhh’s’ and ‘oooh’s have subsided from adoring guests don’t forget to capture the moment.

121. Pet accessories: The groom and groomsmen aren’t the only ones who will be looking dapper on the day, capture any pet styling accessories such as mini tuxedos, flower halo crowns or embellished leads.

122. Paw of approval: Have your furbaby give their ‘paw of approval’ at the signing table.

123. Take a stroll: After the excitement of the ceremony take a stroll with you furbaby and partner.

124. Couple shots: Include your pet in portions of your couple shots, if one of you has spent the entirety of the morning with them it’ll be a welcome addition to have photos with the both of you.

125. Bridal portraits: For elevated pet photos have them feature alongside you bridal shots

126. Pooch portraits: Let them steal the limelight for a moment with their own portrait session in a stunning location.

A couple in wedding attire walks hand-in-hand through a garden path lined with tall purple flowers. The bride's flowing veil trails behind her, and the groom is in a dark suit. The scene is lush and green, creating a romantic and tranquil atmosphere.
A bride and groom share a kiss under a large tree with twisted branches and purple flowers. The bride holds a bouquet of pink, white, and green flowers and wears a flowing white dress and veil. The ground is covered in purple petals, creating a whimsical atmosphere.
A couple, both dressed in white formal attire, sits on a white bench in front of a fountain. The man holds a drink while the woman, also holding a drink, laughs joyfully. They appear to be celebrating, surrounded by greenery and gravel ground.
A couple dressed in black leather jackets shares a kiss in front of a fountain. The woman has long, wavy hair, and the man has short, dark hair. The background features a statue and a blurred, outdoor setting with trees.
A couple dressed in wedding attire shares a kiss under a black umbrella. The groom, wearing a light-colored suit, gently holds the bride, who is in a white lace dress. The scene is set outdoors with a dark, cloudy sky and blurred greenery in the background.
Several bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne are displayed outdoors. Five bottles are chilled in a large silver bowl filled with ice, while six bottles stand on a wooden table. Trees and a building are visible in the blurred background.
A bride in a white, embellished wedding dress sits on a red vintage armchair outdoors, smiling and holding a glass. She has a large bouquet of colorful flowers in her lap, and there is greenery in the background, creating a serene and festive setting.
A bride and groom hold hands and smile at each other while walking through a grassy field with a backdrop of smoky pink and white clouds. The bride wears a flowing white dress, and the groom is dressed in a black suit with a white boutonniere. Trees are in the background.

127. Family portraits with Grooms parents and bride

128. Family portraits with Bride’s parents and Groom

129. Couple portraits of Brides parents

130. Couple portraits of Groom’s parents

131. Bride and Groom with Bride’s siblings and nephews and nieces

132. Bride and Groom with Groom’s siblings and nephews and nieces

133. All in together: Overhead group shot of all the wedding guests with bride and groom centred.

134. For those who’ve travelled: For guests who have travelled internationally or from afar to attend your wedding snap a shot together.

Insider Tip: Select a member of the wedding party to assist the photographer in identifying key guests or family members that the couple are prioritising getting photographed with.

135. Applause: Group shots don’t have to be curated, capture the moments the guests applaud after speeches or as you enter the reception for the first time.

136. Guest book and gift table

137. The sweet unscripted moments: The photo where he’s adjusting your dress for you, passing you your bouquet, helping you up the stairs or just doting on you in general.

138. Running while scooping your dress: For a playful take on couple portraits scoop your dress up to mid calf and show of those beautiful shoes

139. Resting hands: After the exchange of rings capture a close-up shot of your hands in each other and highlight your newly acquired wedding bands.

140. The lounging around shot: Find a white cane lounge and kick your feet up for a glass of champagne and the company of your loved one.

141. The sunbeam shot: In your golden hour couple shots have at least one sunbeam laden photo

142. More kissing: Don’t forget the both hands on either side of his face kissing shot...did we say you can never have enough kissing photos!

143. Wildlife shot: If your fortunate you might have a kookaburra or some of the friendly wildlife come and watch on.

144. Rainy day magic: If it happens to be wet on your wedding day use it to your advantage by sneaking a kiss under an umbrella as the rain drops fall around

145. Till Veuve do us part: Have a champagne station? Include it as a memento of toasting the afternoon away.

146. I’ll do it my way: Showcase your unique vibe, mood, spirit with a photo and pose that's uniquely you. Rewrite the rule book with this one.

147. Have matching Groom’s accessories...will flaunt them: Matching socks, ties, underwear? Let the grooms show off their coordinated attire.

148. See the world from a different angle: Lay on the freshly cut green grass beneath a blossoming Jacaranda and watch the colours pop against the crispness of your dress with an overhead capture.

149. Smoky haze: For couple shots that deliver in grandeur include some orchestrated haze.

150. Venue at night: You started the day in the morning light now capture a shot of your venue as the night closes.

A bride and groom, in wedding attire, share a kiss while holding a decorative sign that says "thank you" in cursive letters. The background features a building with an elegant outdoor setting.