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50 Pictures You Need to Get On Your Wedding Day

October 23, 2017 by The Marquardt Ranch

We know you’ve heard this before, but it’s true. Your wedding day will fly by! All the excitement, anticipation, and pure joy on the best day of your life make it go by in the blink of an eye. That’s why great wedding photos you can look back on and cherish for a lifetime are so important. To help you capture the sweetest moments on your big day, we teamed up with Snap Chic Photography to create a list of 50 must-have photos for your wedding day.

All photos taken at The Marquardt Ranch by Snap Chic Photography.

Getting Ready

  • Invitation details shot
  • Bride’s dress hanging up
  • Bridesmaid dresses—remember to bring cute hangers!

  • Bridesmaids doing hair
  • Bride’s finished hair
  • Bride & groom + wedding party getting ready
  • Just the rings
  • Bouquets and boutonnieres
  • Bride’s “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”
  • Bride getting makeup done

  • Bride putting on lipstick or mascara
  • Bride’s shoes
  • A bridal portrait (if not done prior to the wedding)
  • Portrait of groom
  • Groom tying tie or fixing bowtie
  • Mom lacing up dress
  • First look with bride and her dad, and his reaction
  • Individual photos of bride and groom with each wedding party member


  • Shots of ceremony venue

  • Bride and dad walking down the aisle
  • Groom’s reaction of bride
  • Bridal party standing at ceremony

  • Parents/family members’ expressions while watching the ceremony
  • The Kiss
  • Backdrop details
  • Walking down the aisle post-ceremony


  • First dance
  • Father-daughter dance
  • Mother-son dance
  • The cake
  • Kissing after cutting the cake

  • Reception signs
  • Place cards
  • Table settings

  • Centerpieces
  • Bouquet toss
  • Garter toss
  • Bride & groom and friends at reception
  • Guests and bridal party dancing
  • A creative exit photo (sparklers, lavender, confetti, etc.)

Portraits & Family

  • Full bridal party
  • Bride with groomsmen
  • Groom with bridesmaids
  • Bride with parents (and with each individual parent)
  • Groom with parents (and with each individual parent)
  • Bride with siblings
  • Groom with siblings
  • Bride and groom with all siblings
  • Bride and groom with grandparents
  • Bride and groom with immediate family

Of course, these are just the must-haves! We didn’t even begin to list the special shots featuring just the bride and groom. Your wedding is one of the best days of your life…make sure you invest in the perfect pictures to cherish it for a lifetime!

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