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Toronto Wedding Show – Total Wedding Show


Had a great time on Sunday at the Total Wedding Show with Creatively Beautiful Team. Took some fabulous photo’s of the Wedding fashion show and of the team and the brides.

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Toronto Wedding Show


Total Wedding Show – Toronto

Really looking forward to working with my absolutely favorite salon tomorrow, and shooting their super talented team doing the hair and make up for the Fashion Show at the Total Wedding Show in Toronto! Their work is truly second to none! Can’t tell you how many people I have recommended their services!

It is always wonderful to take wedding pictures of talented models and brides to be.

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Wedding Checklist

Wedding Checklist


Wedding Date
Wedding Start time
Ceremony Length
Reception Start Time
Wedding Ceremony Location
Wedding Photographs Location
Wedding Reception Location


At the Brides Home

  • Mother/Chief bridesmaid adjusting veil
  • Bride putting on garter with bridesmaid/s looking on
  • Bride in bedroom mirror getting ready
  • Corsage being pinned on mother
  • Corsage being pinned on father
  • Portrait of mother and bride
  • Portrait of father and bride
  • Brothers and/or sisters and bride
  • Group shot of whole party
  • Bride with individual bridesmaids etc
  • Bride leaving house with parents and bridesmaid/s
  • Father helping bride into car
  • Shot of bride in back of car from the front seat looking back

At the Church Prior to Wedding Service

  •  Groom waiting
  • Groom and best man
  • Groom, best man and page boys
  • Best man adjusting grooms tie
  • Groom and best man shaking hands
  • Groom with father
  • Groom with mother
  • Groom and best man at front of church waiting
  • Guests arriving at the church
  • Bride arriving in car
  • Bride exiting car father helping
  • Bride kissing father on the cheek
  • Bride with mother and father looking on
  • Bride and bridesmaid/s group shot in church garden or vestibule
  • Any candid shots of wedding party

 During the Wedding Ceremony

  •  Bridal party coming down the aisle
  • Bridesmaid/s, flower girls etc. coming down the aisle
  • Bride and father coming down the aisle
  • Father giving bride away
  • General shots of ceremony (wherever allowed)
  • From rear of church looking down the aisle at couple
  • Above from organ area or balconies
  • Ad hoc shots of guests/church
  • Breaking of glass/jumping of broom etc
  • Soloists
  • Readers
  • Ring ceremony
  • Kissing
  • Exchanging of vows

 After the Wedding Service Inside the Church

  •  Bride signing the register
  • Groom signing the register
  • Bride and groom signing the register
  • Best man signing the register
  • Maid of honour signing the register
  • Bride and groom coming back down the aisle

 After the Wedding Service Outside the Church

  •  Groom kissing bride full length
  • Groom kissing bride ¾ length
  • Groom kissing bride close up head shot
  • Bride and groom looking at ring
  • Bride and grooms hands with rings and flowers
  • Bride and groom with vicar/registrar etc
  • Bride, groom and bridal party
  • Any other shots set up if missed during the service
  • Bride with bridesmaid/s and flowers
  • Bride with best man and groomsmen
  • Groom with bridesmaid/s
  • Bride and groom in church door
  • Bride and groom leaving church
  • Bride, groom, bridesmaid/s, best man and groomsmen outside church
  • Group shots (to be arranged as per the family)
  • Bride and groom with bride’s parents
  • Bride and groom with groom’s parents
  • Bride and groom with bride’s immediate family
  • Bride and groom with groom’s immediate family
  • Bride with her mother
  • Bride with her father
  • Bride with both parents
  • Groom with his mother
  • Groom with his father
  • Groom with both parents
  • Bride and groom with both sets of parents
  • Bride and groom or either with special members of family/friends
  • Couple getting into wedding car
  • Shot of couple from front seat or through sunroof etc
  • Shot of car with couple and church in background


Special Wedding Photographs

  • Various shots at a predetermined destination
  • Couple sitting with dress train spread out
  • Couple on bridge looking at water
  • Couple next to a tree
  • Couple walking in woods
  • Couple walking on beach
  • Couple in ruins of old building

Any other special shots

  •  Please Note:

At the Wedding Reception

  •  Receiving line
  • Couple greeting guests
  • Wedding cake
  • Guest book (assuming names already in there)
  • Guests signing book
  • Gifts
  • Toasts
  • Close up of bride and groom on top table
  • Close up of bride and groom toasting
  • Various shots of guests during meal/speeches
  • Bride’s fathers speech
  • Grooms speech
  • Best mans speech
  • Any other speeches
  • First dance
  • Bride and father dancing
  • Groom and mother dancing
  • Other family or guests dancing
  • Candids of any shenanigans during reception (keep it clean)
  • Cutting the cake
  • Bride throwing bouquet (mock up)
  • Bride throwing bouquet (actual)
  • Set up of bride and groom leaving
  • Actual shot of Bride and groom leaving (if you are still there)
  • Shot of decorated car
  • Car leaving reception
  • Formal Shots at Reception

 Any Other Wedding Photographs?



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