Having a Wedding Photography Plan

Too often, well after the wedding when the photos are delivered, it’s discovered that important family members or other guests have been left out of the wedding photos. This should never happen.


Being organized and having a written plan will either ensure that this doesn’t happen or at least greatly minimize the chances that it will.

Whether you are a professional or an amateur, knowing what the bride and groom want in advance and having a plan which describes the format, the style and any special shots will help prevent unnecessary tears and disappointment later.

A wedding photography plan often will include the following:

  • Bride and Groom with bride’s parents
  • Bride and Groom with bride’s parents and grandparents
  • Bride and Groom with bride’s parents and grandparents and immediate family
  • Bride and Groom with bride’s parents and grandparents and immediate family and extended family of partners and their children
  • Groom’s parents
  • Bride and Groom with groom’s parent

Then work on photographing the other side of the family.

Next would come the groomsmen, bridesmaids and friends… at which point you will have probably photographed everyone at the wedding.

Planning and being organized are essential to the professional wedding photographer.

Proof and Sell Wedding Photos Online

As a website service provider one of the most common questions wedding photographers ask me is, “How can I sell my wedding photos online?” Not too many years ago the solution required custom programming a shopping cart to accommodate multiple variables like different print sizes, finishes and frames. Today the possibilities are much less complicated and incredibly affordable. One solution I recommend trying for selling wedding photography online is from SmugMug. Visitors can browse your gallery of thumbnail images, click to view larger versions, click on the ‘Buy Now’ button and choose from various standard size photos, square sized photos or even photos printed on Giclée canvas. You set the available options and you set the prices.  To learn more and see a demo for yourself click on the SmugMug Pro icon below.

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