Wedding photographer with camera to capture important photos on Sri Lankan wedding

Sri Lankan Wedding Photography Poses Checklist

For most of us, the wedding happens only once in our lifetime, which means you wouldn’t want to miss a special photograph shot then regret later, right?

That’s why today our team brings you a checklist to the must-have photographs for a wedding in Sri Lanka. You can bookmark this page or print it out and give it a photographer to confirm that they don’t miss a single perfect moment shot.

TIP 1: To find the best wedding photographers in Sri Lanka, please visit our Sri Lanka wedding directory’s photography section to find a suitable vendor.

TIP 2: To make sure that your essential wedding moments are perfect, take 2-5 shots so you can select the version you like.

Wedding Poses for the Bride

  • Bride dressing for the wedding
  • Mother helping Bride put on the veil
  • Mother/Maid of Honor adjusting veil
  • Bride looking in a mirror
  • Bride – Full Length
  • Bride – Half Length
  • Bride – Close Up
  • Bride leaving the house with parents and bridesmaids
  • Father helping Bride into car
  • Bride with mother
  • Bride with Both Parents – Full Length
  • Bride with Parents – Close Up
  • Bride with Grandparents
  • Bride with sisters
  • Bride with brothers
  • Bride with immediate family
  • Bride with Chief Bride’s Maid
  • Bride with Maids
  • Bride & flower girl/ring bearer
  • Father helping the Bride out of the car at the ceremony venue

Wedding Poses for the Groom

  • Groom – Full Length
  • Groom – Half Length
  • Groom – Close Up
  • Groom with Mother
  • Groom with Father
  • Groom with Parents
  • Groom with Grandparents
  • Groom with Sisters
  • Groom with Brothers
  • Groom with Immediate Family
  • Groom & Best Man
  • Groom & Groomsmen

Photographs of the Ceremony

  • Grandparents seating
  • Groom’s parents’ seating
  • Bride’s parents’ seating
  • Flower girl walking down the aisle
  • Ring Bearer walking down the aisle
  • Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
  • Maid of Honor walking down the aisle
  • Father walking Bride down the aisle
  • Father giving Bride away
  • Bride & Groom at alter
  • Bride & Groom exchanging vows
  • Bride & Groom exchanging rings
  • Bride & Groom walking down the aisle
  • Bride signing the wedding register
  • Groom signing the wedding register
  • Parents signing the wedding register
  • Bride & Groom exiting church/mosque/registry
  • Bride & Groom getting into the car

Ceremony Location Poses

  • Groom putting ring on Bride’s finger
  • Bride putting ring on groom’s finger
  • Bride and groom with officiator/Pastor/Priest
  • Bride and groom and bridal train with officiator/Pastor/Priest
  • Bride and groom at church/temple/mosque/registry door (or stained glass window)
  • Bride and groom first steps to the church/temple/mosque/registry
  • Bride and bridesmaids first step to the church/temple/mosque/registry
  • Groom and groomsmen first step to the church/mosque/registry
  • Bride and groom with the bridal train standing
  • Bride and groom with a bridal train sitting
  • Bride and groom with all of the Bride’s family
  • Bride and groom with Bride’s immediate family
  • Bride and groom with Bride’s parents
  • Bride with her parents
  • Bride with her mother
  • Bride with her father
  • Bride and groom with all of the groom’s family
  • Bride and groom with groom’s immediate family
  • Bride and groom with groom’s parents
  • Groom with his parents
  • Groom with his mother
  • Groom with his father
  • Bride and groom with both families parents
  • Bride and/or groom with special & close family members & friends (e.g., favorite uncle, best friend, generations photograph, etc.)
  • Bride and groom leaving inside of church/mosque/ceremony area
  • Getting into car or limo
  • Shot through the sunroof of the car or limo
  • Shot while seated in limo
  • Wide shot of church/ceremony site’s entrance and limo
  • Mood shots in and around the church/mosque/registry grounds and/or on the way to the wedding reception site.

Formal Pictures to Take

  • Bride & Groom – Full Length
  • Bride & Groom – Half Length
  • Bride & Groom – Close Up
  • Bride & Groom “gazing” at each other
  • Bride & Groom looking out the window
  • Close-up of rings
  • Bride & Groom with Bride’s parents
  • Bride & Groom with Groom’s parents
  • Bride and Groom with Bride’s extended family
  • Bride and Groom with Groom’s extended family
  • Portrait of Mother and Bride
  • Portrait of father and Bride
  • Brothers and sisters and Bride
  • Group shot of Bride and Bridesmaids
  • Individual shots of Bride with each Bridesmaid

Photographs to Take During Reception

  • Parents entrance
  • Bridal train entrance – Bride & Groom entrance (confetti, rose pedals)
  • Bride & Groom’s first dance
  • Bridal train dancing
  • Best man giving the toast
  • Bride & Groom with wine glasses
  • Bride & Groom’s kiss after the toast
  • Wedding Cake
  • Bride & Groom cutting cake
  • Bride feeding Groom
  • Groom feeding Bride
  • Bride tossing bouquet
  • Guests dancing
  • Parents dancing
  • Bride showing rings to bridesmaids
  • General dancing shots (wide and close up)
  • Posed departure shot of bride and groom (hugging, waving, etc.)
  • Bridal car
  • Bride and groom leaving reception area (front of family, birdseed, rose pedals)

Other Photos to Consider

  • Close up of invitation
  • Bride or Groom with special friends
  • Bride or Groom with special relatives
  • Picture of band or DJ

That’s it. If you liked this checklist, please consider sharing in your social media to become a wedding guru within your friends’ network. Also if you think we have missed any shot, please let us know in the comment and after evaluating we will add it.