Detail Shot List for Wedding Photographers - Details You Can't Miss as a Wedding Photographer

Detail Shot List for Wedding Photographers

First thing’s first: details are what make up a wedding. The effort that the bride(s) or groom(s) put into this day have painstakingly taken them hours, days or even weeks to decide on. What might look insignificant to their guests was a major decision they made in their planning process. It is so important to try to capture every detail as a wedding photographer. These are the major details you can’t miss as a wedding photographer. Showing your attention to these details, or having your second shooter check them off, will allow the bride(s) or groom(s) an unforgettable wedding experience. Let them know that their hard work did not go unnoticed with this detail shot list for wedding photographers.

Wedding Detail Shot List


  • Stationery/invitations

  • Bride(s) Accessories

    • Necklace

    • Earrings

    • Bracelet(s)

    • Hairpiece, if any

  • Veil

  • Garter

  • Bride(s) Shoes

  • Back of dress

  • Dress lace/jewels/details

  • Bride’s dress alone

  • Bridesmaids dresses

  • Groom(s) Accessories

    • Cufflinks

    • Watch

  • Groom(s) Shoes

  • Groom(s) tie/bowtie

  • Rings

  • Boutonnieres

  • Bouquets

  • Ring pillow/box


  • Programs

  • Aisle decor

  • Arch/altar decor

  • Unity candle/unity tradition

  • Written vows papers


  • Guest Book

  • Napkins

  • Plates

  • Glasses

  • Menu cards

  • Place Settings

  • Table Settings

  • Centerpieces

  • H’ors d’oeuvres

  • Special wines/drinks

  • Dinner

  • Wine bottles

  • Cake before, during and after cutting

  • Cake topper

  • Desserts

  • Sentimental items

  • Signage

  • Candles

  • Floral centerpieces