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Stephanie Strickland is the wedding public relations and marketing guru at OFD Consulting LLC in Richmond, VA. She is a recent and proud graduate from James Madison University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and media arts and design. Stephanie is from the small town of Mechanicsville, VA and hopes to venture in the good ole’ south someday. During her junior year in college, Stephanie studied abroad in Urbino, Italy and wrote for the Urbino Now magazine. It was by far the most life-changing opportunity she has experienced and it’s safe to say her heart will always remain in the beautiful country of Italy. When she’s not busy, Stephanie loves relaxing at the beach, attending country concerts, dancing and channeling her “inner-Beyonce”, watching and living vicariously through Carrie Bradshaw on Sex & the City and traveling the world.

Must-Take Wedding Photo List

Weddings are filled with countless memorable moments—from the beautiful venue to the exchange of heartfelt “I Dos” between the bride and groom. As a bride, you want to hold on to every precious moment from this day, and with the help of a wedding photographer, you can do just that.

After selecting the perfect photographer who understands your wedding vision, it is important to establish a relationship with one another. Be sure to communicate exactly the type of images you are looking for, because their work is what you and your husband will look back on for years to come. You already trust the talent of your photographer and know they will do a wonderful job capturing details from your day, but there are also key photos you must be sure they snap a shot of.

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Give your photographer a copy of your invitation and “Save the Date” to bring and photograph with the wedding day details. It showcases the beautiful invites and is a nice preview into the actual day.

Photo Credit: David Abel Photography

Photo Credit: David Abel Photography

If you are one who is willing to break tradition then take advantage of the “first look” with your hubby-to-be. Before the ceremony starts, take some time to meet with your groom and surprise him with the reveal of you in your wedding dress. Make sure your photographer is right there to capture his reaction—it’s very touching!

Photo Credit: Paul Johnson Photography

Photo Credit: Paul Johnson Photography

Have your photographer ready to snap quiet moments between the bride and groom throughout the day showing how in love they are with one another.

Photo Credit: Magnolia Pair

Photo Credit: Magnolia Pair

This day is special for another important person: the bride’s father. Photograph images between the bride and her dad; Whether it is while he walks her down the aisle or during the father-daughter dance, it will definitely be a frame-worthy shot.

Photo Credit: David Abel Photography

Photo Credit: David Abel Photography

No wedding day is complete without the bride’s girls, so what better way to reminisce on a wedding than with loving pictures capturing the bond between these ladies?

Photo Credit: Don Mears Photography

Photo Credit: Don Mears Photography

You will definitely want a wide shot of all your guests enjoying your wedding day together. When you look back on an image like this, it will remind you of all the loved ones who came to support and celebrate this special day with you.

Photo Credit: Don Mears Photography

Photo Credit: Don Mears Photography

The newlywed getaway is the perfect time for your photographer to snap away with amazing images. This is hands down an image you definitely will want from your wedding day since it symbolizes the embarking of a new journey as a married couple. Everyone loves a creative getaway, so be sure to get pictures of it!

Hopefully, these ideas give you better insight on what photos you want from your wedding day. Enjoy your special day and allow your photographer to work their magic coming out with timeless images you will love!

Photographers: David Abel Photography; Paul Johnson Photography; Magnolia Pair; Don Mears Photography

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