One common thought that I’ve heard from many of my recently married friends is that the day goes by in a flash. You spend months and months planning, and then it’s over in a matter of hours. There’s not much getting around that, I suppose, which is why it’s so important to have beautiful photos that will last you a lifetime. Your wedding is only one day, but the photos are something you have to cherish and hang on to forever. So, with, that in mind, I’ve been working with my wedding photographer Elizabeth Messina to put together a list of the moments that I want to capture on my big day. From cute shots with my ‘maids to romantic portraits of William and I, here are 10 wedding day snaps on my must-take list…

Tuesday Ten: Wedding Photos Every Couple Should Take

1. Tangled
Entwine the two of you in your flowing veil for an intimate, romantic portrait.

Tuesday Ten: Wedding Photos Every Couple Should Take

2. Candid Camera
Posed portraits are stunning, but it’s also sweet to capture candid moments like this one during dinner.

Tuesday Ten: Wedding Photos Every Couple Should Take

3. Happy Feet
Let your wedding shoes have the spotlight in a photo focusing on just the hem of your gown and your footwear.

Tuesday Ten: Wedding Photos Every Couple Should Take

4. Jump for Joy
It is the happiest day of your life after all… If that doesn’t deserve a little jumping on the bed, I don’t know what does.

Tuesday Ten: Wedding Photos Every Couple Should Take

5. Cluster of Bridesmaids
Having your bridesmaids pose in a less traditional formation makes for a breathtaking shot that feels very editorial.

Tuesday Ten: Wedding Photos Every Couple Should Take

6. Bridal Headshot
Along with all of the portraits of you and your hubby and your whole wedding party, take the opportunity to snap a few individual shots showing off your hair and makeup.

Tuesday Ten: Wedding Photos Every Couple Should Take

7. Completely Floored
If your gown has a full skirt with lots of tulle and lace, take a seated photo with your dress spread out all around you.

Tuesday Ten: Wedding Photos Every Couple Should Take

8. Soft Focus
Play with perspective when you’re capturing details like the cake by having you and your hubby out of focus in the background.

Tuesday Ten: Wedding Photos Every Couple Should Take

9. Wide Angle
If your venue has a view, make sure to get a wide shot that includes the breathtaking landscape around you.

Tuesday Ten: Wedding Photos Every Couple Should Take

10. Rainy Romance
If it happens to rain on your wedding, don’t let it ruin your day. All you need is a clear umbrella to get this utterly romantic shot.

So romantic! I’m looking forward to recreating a few of these shots on my own big day.

Do you have any must-have wedding photos to add to my list?

Let me know below.

XO Lauren

P.S. Here’s my advice on how to look amazing in photos.

Photos: Style Me Pretty, Snippet and Ink, Nordstrom, Kiss The Groom, Amy Osaba, Fascinating Creations, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled
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