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Paul J. Hughes Photography - Nashville Wedding Shot List
 



Here's a printable list of over 150 wedding pose ideas which may work for you. This type of photography is usually associated with the photojournalism wedding picture style and will tell the story of your day, and not look like everyone else's!  Some of these poses will work for your wedding day while some of them may not be appropriate. 

 


Before the ceremony

__ Bride arriving at church with wedding dress in-hand or with bride's maids
__ Groom and Best Man getting prepared
__ Bride alone in mirror
__ Mother adjusting Bride's veil
__ Bride pinning boutonniere on Dads lapel
__ Bride pinning corsage on Mother
__ Bride alone looking out window or looking up at stained glass window
__ Groom alone (full length)
__ Groom alone (3/4 length)
__ Groom alone (head & shoulders)
__ Groom profile
__ Bride looking at Groom's ring
__ Groom looking at Bride's ring
__ Bride and Mother
__ Bride in foreground with Father (or Father & Mother) looking at her from background.
__ Groom and Mother
__ Groom in foreground with Mother (or Mother & Father) looking at him from background.
__ Father kissing Bride on forehead (or cheek)
__ Bride and Father
__ Groom and Father
__ Groom pinning boutonniere on Dads lapel
__ Groom pinning corsage on Mother
__ Mother pinning boutonniere on Groom
__ Bride, Mother and Father
__ Groom, Mother and Father
__ Bride and Flower girl (looking at each other)
__ Bride and Flower girl (looking at camera)
__ Flower girl admiring Bride's gown
__ Groom and Ring bearer
__ Bride giving bouquets to Bridesmaids
__ Bride and Maid (or Matron) of Honor full length
__ Bride and Maid (or Matron) of Honor head & shoulders
__ Groom and Best Man
__ Best Man showing Groom watch
__ Best Man wiping Groom's forehead with handkerchief
__ Bride and Bridesmaids
__ Groom and Groomsmen
__ Groomsmen dragging Groom into church
__ Bride and Groomsmen
__ Groom and Bridesmaids
__ Individual portrait of each Bridesmaid
__ Individual portrait of each Groomsman
__ Mother putting Garter on Bride
__ Maid of Honor putting Garter on Bride
__ Guest book & Attendant
__ Guest signing guest book

During the ceremony

__ Ushers seating Groom's Grandparents
__ Ushers seating Bride's Grandparents
__ Usher seating Mother of Bride
__ Usher seating Mother and Father of Groom
__ Soloist and musician(s)
__ Bride, Father, and attendants lined up ready to enter Sanctuary
__ Groom and Family (Mom, Dad, Bro., Sis.)
__ Bride and Family (Mom, Dad, Bro., Sis.)
__ Groom with Brothers & Sisters
__ Flower girl & Ring bearer coming down aisle
__ Individual Bridesmaids coming down aisle
__ Bride with Brothers & Sisters
__ Bride & Father coming down aisle (front view)
__ Bride & Father coming down aisle (back view showing full train)
__ Time exposure from back of church during ceremony
__ Bride & Groom lighting unity candle
__ First Kiss as Husband and Wife!
__ Bride & Groom with flower girl and ring bearer
__ Bride & Groom taking Communion
__ Bride and Groom returning from Altar
__ Reception (receiving) line (with
__ Exterior view of Church

Formal poses

__ Bride posed alone (front view-full length)
__ Bride posed alone (back view-full length)
__ Bride posed alone (front view-3/4 length)
__ Bride posed alone (back view-3/4 length)
__ Bride posed alone (head & shoulders)
__ Bridal profile
__ Bride with Grandparents
__ Bride and Groom together looking at camera (full length)
__ Bride and Groom together looking off camera (full length)
__ Bride and Groom facing each other, holding hands (full length)
__ Bride and Groom together (3/4 length)
__ Bride and Groom together looking at camera (head & shoulders)
__ Bride and Groom together looking off camera (head & shoulders)
__ Bride (w/back to camera) facing Groom (both looking off camera - head & shoulders)
__ Groom with Grandparents
__ Bride and Groom with Bride's Parents
__ Bride and Groom with Bride's Grandparents
__ Bride's Grandparents (together)
__ Bride's Grandmother
__ Bride's Grandfather
__ Bride and Groom with Groom's Parents
__ Bride and Groom with Groom's Grandparents
__ Groom's Grandparents (together)
__ Groom's Grandmother
__ Groom's Grandfather
__ Bride and Groom silhouetted against stained glass window
__ Bride and Groom with preacher
__ Candid of Clergymen congratulating couple
__ Bride with attendants looking at ring
__ Time exposure of Bride and Groom looking at rings with candles in foreground
__ Time exposure of Bride and Groom kissing with candles in foreground
__ Bride and Groom kissing with wedding party peeking from background
__ Bride and Groom with wedding party
__ Bride and Groom leaving church (running through rice, etc.)

After the ceremony

__ Bride's Cake alone
__ Bride and Groom cutting Bride's cake
__ Photograph(s) of Bridal table setting
__ Bride feeding Bride's cake to Groom
__ Groom feeding Bride's cake to Bride
__ Groom's Cake alone
__ Bride and Groom posed on front steps of Church
__ Entire wedding party posed on front steps of Church
__ Bride and Groom cutting Groom's cake
__ Bride feeding Groom's cake to Groom
__ Witnesses (Best man, Maid of Honor) signing Marriage license.
__ Groom feeding Groom's cake to Bride
__ Bride and Groom at dinner table
__ Wedding party at dinner table
__ Punch and cake servers
__ Bride and Father dancing
__ Bride and Groom with wine glasses
__ Best man toasting Bride and Groom
__ Close-up of hands, rings
__ Close-up of hands, rings, napkin
__ Close-up of hands, rings, flowers
__ Gift table alone
__ Gift table with couple
__ Bride and Groom opening gifts
__ Groom removing garter
__ Groom throwing garter (posed, looking at camera)
__ Groomsmen & other men catching garter
__ Bride throwing bouquet (posed, looking at camera)
__ Girls catching bouquet
__ Spotlight of the invitation and bouquet
__ Bride and Groom dancing together
__ Groom dancing with his Mother
__ Groom dancing with Brides Mother
__ Bride dancing with her Father
__ Bride dancing with Grooms Father
__ Photograph of the Disk Jockey or Band
__ Candid photos of any special friends of Bride & Groom
__ Candid photos of certain (or all) tables at reception
__ Outdoor, romantic poses of Bride and Groom (full length, close-up, etc.)
__ Wedding Party/Friends Decorating Bride & Grooms Car
__ Decorated car ready to leave
__ Bride with Groom looking on from background
__ Groom with Bride looking on from background
__ Candid of soloist
__ Candid of organist
__ Bride with friends
__ Groom with friends
__ Parents hugging/kissing couple good-bye
__ Bride and Groom with car decorated (exterior view)
__ Groom carrying Bride in arms (with decorated car in background)
__ Groom holding car door open for Bride
__ Bride and Groom in car ready to leave
__ Bride and Groom in car leaving Church or Reception
__ Bride and Groom looking out rear window of car
__ Large Family Groups
__ Bride's Father with pockets turned inside out