The Must Have Reception Photos

You’ll want to have a nice long talk with your photographer before your wedding ceremony and reception to ensure you can have all the pictures you want of the touching moments throughout the day. Some photographers will bring an assistant to help them catch all of those sweet moments, so you can remember and cherish them forever. Here are some of the must have reception photos most brides want.

The Newlywed Entrance – Here, the bride and groom make their first entrance among their friends as husband and wife. It’s a beautiful moment and one for the photo album, for sure.

Reception Entrance

The Cake – You’ll want a photo of the cake table before its disturbed so you can see how lovely the display is. Of course, you’ll most definitely want a picture of the bride and groom cutting the cake together and then feeding each other the cake. This is one of the most beloved photos so it’s important not to miss out on that one.

Wedding Cake

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Wedding Cake

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Special Dances – The photographer should be able to catch pictures of each special dance at the reception, such as the mother/son dance, the father/daughter dance, and the ring bearer/flower girl dance.

Father/Daughter Dance

Mother/Son Dance

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First Dance

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The Bouquet Toss – This is another of the most beloved photos, along with the photo of the lucky gal catching the bouquet. It’s one you’ll cherish for many years to come.

Bouquet Toss

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Garter Toss

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The Newlyweds Leaving – Finally, one of the greatest opportunities for a picture comes at the end of the night, when the newlyweds are leaving together. Some groups will toss rose petals their way, or blow bubbles as they leave together. No matter what tradition you choose at your wedding, you’ll want pictures.

Reception Exit

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Reception Exit

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Make sure you discuss with your photographer the pictures you want, and create a list so he or she has a reference. This way, you can be sure you get the beautiful pictures that signify the most special moments of your big day.

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