The Ultimate Wedding Photography Checklist | Nitin Arora Photography

When your much-anticipated D-day is kinda over, your wedding photos captured professionally at your wedding will become the memories you cherish and relive for a lifetime. So, a professional photographer must make sure all of the important things or gear is ready before you even start shooting.

Indian Wedding Photography is a big deal for your client. If you’re hired for the job, you better get ready for the shoot with a super perfect checklist, so that you don’t miss out on many important things or the photo you must capture at the couple’s wedding. 

Since it is a very crucial day for the couple, you, as the photographer, must ensure to pick up the right gear to capture the right pictures that the couple treasures for a lifetime. 

In case you forget to pick important things or miss capturing some shots you always want to or recommended from the client, you must make sure that you prepare ur checklist.

Not sure where to start? Nitin Arora Photography have compiled The Ultimate Wedding Photography Checklist here, from the gear you need to ask the couple for online review - the checklist has all you need.


Pre-wedding Photography Checklist


Once you get the job, make sure you start compiling the checklist according to your style and your client’s requirements. How to do that? Here’s everything in order: 

Meet the couple and ask all the questions you have in your mind. The information will help you with better understanding and preparation for the day. Here’s what you could to ask.

  • What sort of style you’re anticipating from a photographer?
  • What is the theme of the wedding?
  • How many photos are they expecting?
  • What are the best poses they feel must be captured by the photographer?
  • How would your D-day look like? You can ask them for a timeline of the day so that you know how to plan your shoot. 
  • Do you want any guest pictures? How many guests are coming? 
  • Talk about videos, are they expecting any video shoot from you.


A Day-Before Wedding Photography Checklist

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Now the day is almost here! You must be all prepared with your plan. Make sure the timing of the events are the same, check with the wedding planner or coordination about the latest or updated timeline so that nothing comes as a surprise to you on the day of the wedding. Here’s the Ultimate Indian Wedding Photography Checklist for the day Before The Shoot:

  • Double-check the time and shoot location.
  • Double-check the gear you’re packing
  • Plan your outfit, you don’t want to be uncomfortable with the dress you’re wearing on the wedding day. Make sure you’re comfortable with whatever you’re planning.  


Wedding Photography Equipment Checklist

Wedding Photography Equipment Checklist


Make sure everything is ready and so is your gear. Here’s all you need to pack:

  • The Camera, of course
  • Tripod
  • Batteries (make sure you’re caring enough of them)
  • Lenses
  • Flash
  • Extra memory cards 
  • Camera strap
  • Mask and Handrub (you’re new and mandatory health gear)
  • Water bottle and sunscreen!


Pre-wedding photography shots


  • The hanging dress
  • Bride - getting ready
  • Her makeup and hair
  • The bridal party
  • Bride with friends
  • Bride with parents
  • Close up shots of bride or groom
  • Candid shots of groom getting ready
  • The decorated vehicle for the couple
  • Jewellery Photography
  • The bouquet (by itself)
  • Wedding invitations
  • Wedding programs
  • Wedding rituals


The Wedding Ceremony


  • Shots of the empty venue before the function 
  • The bride or groom, together
  • Couple’s parents entering the venue
  • Grandparents entering the venue
  • Guests entering
  • The entry of the bride and the groom
  • The ring exchange
  • The final rituals 
  • A wide-angle shot of the crowd
  • Reaction of parents and the wedding guests
  • Speakers, readers, and musicians
  • The kiss may be!
  • The wedding party exiting
  • The couple in the decorated wedding vehicle 
  • Couple bidding farewell


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Shots you mustn’t skip at a Wedding:


  • Bride alone
  • Groom alone
  • Bride with bridesmaid and her parents
  • Groom with groomsman and his parents
  • Couple with groom’s parents
  • Couple with bride’s parents
  • Couple with both sets of parents
  • Bride/groom/couple with any other requested relatives
  • Bride/groom/couple with friends: work/school friends, teammates, etc.


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