Questions for Stacy: Wedding Day Shot List

Question:
Hi Stacy.  My wedding day is fast approaching!  The photographer I’ve hired has asked me for a ‘shot list’: a list of photographs I definitely want to see captured before and during the ceremony and reception.  Do you have a list of recommended shots I can pass along to my photographer?

Answer:
When composing this list, it’s important for you to focus on posed photographs only ( for example, a photo featuring you and all your bridesmaids.  See below. ) so that you and your photographer are on the same page.  Having said that, the photographers that we most commonly work with are truly creative artists whom we’ve entrusted to tell the story of your wedding day.  We feel that providing them with a highly structured and agressive shot list might interrupt the creative process so that they’re unable to capture the special candid moments that take place throughout the day.  Therefore, we suggest you create a short list of your ‘must-have’ posed shots, and that you have a conversation with your photographer to describe how you’re hoping your wedding day story will be depicted.  Then relax, enjoy the day, and allow the photographers to do the job they’ve been hired to do!
Cheers,
Stacy
Photo Credit: Kate Webber

Photo Credit: Kate Webber

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