Wedding Photo Checklist – Part III – The Process

To me these are images of the process, because they’re not necessarily of people. Rather, they’re images of people throughout the wedding day process. You see “process” through these pictures because the people are doing more than going through the motions. They’re living the moment, and these couples are lucky enough to get to relive these moments forever.

(1) Brideswomen love. A picture that shows off the brideswomen love is important and simply cannot be planned. It just happens, and you need someone there to snap the shot.

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(2) Parental Love. It’s really important to me that any emotion that Papa Hot Wings decides to show is captured! The man does not show emotion. I mean, he laughs all the time. He’s totally fun to be around. But I’ve never seen him cry or get emotional. I don’t expect it to happen on our wedding day, but if it does, oh man do I want to immortalize it… FOREVER!


(3) Family fun. Likewise, I really want to see and know that my parents had a wonderful time at our wedding. I’m really hoping for a shot like this:


(4) The awesomeness of speeches. This statement of course assumes that our speeches are going to be worth capturing and that they will evoke some sort of reaction worth capturing. No expectations of course… but if it’s memorable, I want images to prove it. :) But it’ll be memorable no matter what.


(5) Photos that will always be funny. These are the pictures that will crack you up for years to come. They simply cannot be planned for. You just have to be ready with that camera, I tell ya.


It would be way too bridezilla of me to insist that I get photos like these because they really cannot be planned or created. They are the moments I hope to have when I let it all go the morning of my wedding and say, “what’s done is done. What’s not done isn’t going to get done. Let’s go and get married already… let the memories begin.”

What memories does your inner bridezilla hope to have?

Want more checklists? Check out my first two checklists on the people and the details.


Mrs. Hot Wings

Chicago/San Diego
Wedding Date:
August 2010
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  1. frozen yogurt Member
    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:51 am

    I love these photos and that speech one is amazing!!

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    peachesandtulips 408 posts, Helper bee @ 10:07 am

    These are always my favorite shots from any wedding!

  3. argyle Member
    argyle 2519 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:09 am

    These are some of my must-haves. My checklist is long, but luckily my photographer knows what I want (and she’s good at capturing it).

    I think it is photos like these that really help to tell the story of your wedding day :)

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    Secrets Capri Weddings, Guest @ 10:16 am

    so funny! Great photos

  5. lace Member
    lace 702 posts, Busy bee @ 10:48 am

    Hanssie will do all this for you b/c she’s so awesome. :)

    And, what’s up with Asian dads?!

  6. hotwings Member
    hotwings 2200 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:54 am

    @Miss Lace: haha… My dad is totally ninja style slick too, he’ll be testing Hanssie’s ability to take his picture.

  7. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:03 am

    Love these pictures, especially the ones with bridal party and parental love.

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    krissycake 4160 posts, Honey bee @ 11:35 am

    These are great, hotwings! I mentally checked off these lists as I read your post and am happy to report we covered these bases, whew! =)

  9. misspug Member
    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:47 am

    i definitely love the getting ready time. these are so cute, especially that last one.

  10. piglet Member
    piglet 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:47 am

    These tips are awesome. Like @krissycake, I checked these off one-by-one, too!

  11. mouse Member
    Mrs. Mouse 5414 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:33 pm

    I love the “funny” pictures, too! I’m sure your wedding will have some worthy moments, and hopefully your photogs will be able to capture them!

  12. nachos Member
    nachos 1721 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:07 pm

    Haha, the last photo cracks me up! I’m hoping for a lot of candids and I’m sure we’ll get them because that’s what our photog friend is really great at.

  13. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 1:19 pm

    I totally want lots of the unplanned funny photos.

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    marieta 339 posts, Helper bee @ 9:31 pm

    When I was a BM we had one of those Brideswomen Love moments — her veil slipped off and we had to figure out how to get it back in properly — and it did get captured. I love that photo.

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:16 am

    haha, love that last picture!

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    KirstenAndRon 4 posts, Wannabee @ 11:00 am

    Great idea to do it as the process! I was using pinterest to build a list but thinking more about the people

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