Order of photography is the arrangement and sequence of photography sessions in an event. Like a plan is to a building, that is what the order of photography is to a photographer covering any event.

For wedding events, the “order of photography’ or order of photograph is one of the most important aspect of any wedding. This is because it defines the order in which the visual memory of the event will be arranged.

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Many couples regret not taking the perfect poses or having a picture with key guests, friends or family members on their wedding day. One of such reasons for this regret may be a lack of a proper order of photography employed by the wedding photographer in the course of taking pictures.

The photographer also needs to plan on his personal order of photography or order of photograph , This helps him arrange his shoots so as not to skip any important pose of subject.

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To help you plan and execute a memorable wedding photography order of posing, we have taken time to carefully list a standard order of photography for a wedding.

. Wedding Day Picture-Taking Ideas and Poses for photographers

  • Bride’s gown on a hanger
  • Bride’s Shoes
  • Groom’s shoes
  • Bride’s and Groom’s accessories (belts, ear rings, ring, perfumes,cufflins,crown, all jewelries etc)
  • Bride fixing hair & applying makeup
  • Bride dressing up, with her mom or chief bridesmaid or helping her out
  • Back view of the bride in her wedding gown
  • Bride, photoshoot of her dress’ back detail
  • Groom dressing up, bestman helping him
  • Bride leaving home/hotel for the joining (solemnization) ceremony, and getting inside the car
  • Groom leaving home/hotel for the ceremony, and getting inside the car
  • Wedding car
  • Reception site being set up

See also: Nigerian Wedding Planner Guide (Free Planner Checklist)

  1. Before the Wedding Ceremony (Order of Photography)
  • Bride alone (in wedding gown)
  • Groom alone (in suit/ tuxedo)
  • Groom with bestman
  • Bride with Chief Bridesmaid/ maid of honor
  • Bride with all bridesmaids
  • Groom with groomsmen
  • Ring bearer and flower girl
  • Bride with her mother
  • Bride with her father
  • Bride with her parents
  • Groom with his parents
  • Bride and groom with bride’s parents
  • Bride and groom with groom’s parents
  • Bride and groom with both all parents (his & hers)
  1. During the Solemnization Inside the Church (Order of Photo-Shots)
  • Church/ wedding ceremony location (with guests arriving)
  • Ushers escorting guests to their seats
  • Parents entering (bride’s, groom’s)
  • Bride’s mother getting seated or being ushered down the aisle
  • Groom’s parents getting seated or being ushered down the aisle
  • Flower girl, ring bearer walking down the aisle
  • Groom walking down the aisle
  • Groom and groomsmen at the altar (waiting for the bride)
  • Bridesmaids waiting for the bride
  • Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
  • Bride and her father walking down the aisle
  • The wedding party (all groomsmen, all bridesmaids, flower girl, ring bearer) at the altar
  • Special guests watching the ceremony
  • Photo of the altar, during the ceremony
  • Bride & groom exchanging rings
  • Bride & groom exchanging vows
  • Couple kissing
  • Signing the wedding register/ certificate
  • Close-up shot of wedding rings in the bride’s and groom’s hands
  • Bride and groom leaving the church/ worship house/court
  • Bride and groom entering the car
  • Bride and groom inside the car

If you follow these orders of photography, you are sure to come out of the wedding event with all shots and pose fully captured.

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With these guides, you will never shoot or plan an event photography and miss out on any important shot.

If you are the couple or wedding planner, copy these lists and send to your photographer to keep him or her in check.

Having this list set before you cover your event as a photographer gives you an edge. It prepares you before hand and acts your guide to shooting an excellent coverage.

As a celebrant, getting these lists sent to your photographer keeps him or her in check. So it works both ways and helps to deliver bespoke results.

Also read, seven tips to know before booking a wedding photographer.

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