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  • Writer's pictureOlivier Lefebvre

10 things to include in your wedding albums

Updated: May 11, 2023


Montreal wedding couple posing



I thought I'd share a little guide we think help create and makes your album help wedding couples and their families relive their wedding day and favorite moments. We typically go through a few rounds of reviews before making the finale cut but these are pictures that showcase cute or fun moments, people you love, all the small and big details to tell your unique wedding day. Here are 10 things we always try to include and other photographer should also include within their albums.


1. We always start with getting ready photos as this really helps create your story of the best day ever. We all get to see if you were nerves, there's always fun moments with the guys trying to tie a bowtie or regular tie. All the girls in their morning robes, drinking champagne and getting their makeup done and the moments in between.



Groom getting ready for his wedding ceremony

Groom getting ready for his wedding ceremony

Groom getting ready for his wedding ceremony


Bride getting her makeup done for her wedding day

Bride getting ready for her wedding day


bridesmaid helping extend the wedding dress

emotional moment between the bride and her father

groomsmen helping the groom get ready

Bridesmaid trying to make sure the makeup doesn't get ruin

groom getting ready for his big day



2. Sometime couple will choose to have a "first look" before the ceremony especially when they have the time. This some very cute moments between the both of you and they we can also headed into your portrait session.



A perfect first look as the couple giggles with anticipation

the first look at each other - wedding couple



wedding ring

The groom tearing up when he saw his bride for the first time

That moment right before you see your bride for the first time

3. We love to photograph every step along the way and capturing our couples as they head towards the ceremony is definitely a must. They're a ton emotions that begin coming out the closer we get towards the aisle or in front of the officiant.


The bride and her girls getting into the limo

The bride making her way to the church

The bride and her father walking to the church

The bride waiting to make her big entrance

The bride making her way to the church


Groom walking with his family after the milni - Sikh wedding

The groom and his family during the baraat, arriving to the gurdwara with colorful smoke bombs

The groom and his family during the baraat, arriving to the gurdwara on a horse

The Bride making her entrance - Sikh wedding

The wedding couple making their way to city hall.


4. The Ceremony. This goes without saying - this album would not be made without a ceremony. Walking down the aisle and the grooms reactions are always my favourites.


Groom reacting to his bride as she is walking down the aisle.

Groom reacting to his bride as she is walking down the aisle.

Bride walking down the aisle with her father

Bride walking down the aisle with her father

Bride walking down the aisle with her family and son

emotional father giving her daughter to her groom during the entrance

Bride getting emotional as she make her final steps

Groom and bride during catholic wedding ceremony

Groom and his family making their entrance and paying respect to Guru Granth Sahib

Groom reading his vows to his bride during Jewish ceremony.

Bride and groom during the catholic ceremony.

The priest talking during the catholic wedding ceremony

Wedding couple laughing during ceremony.

Beautiful architecture at St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral with wedding couple standing

The moment they exchange their wedding rings during the ceremony at Canadian Memorial United Church

Bride crying as her father hands her the palla

Destination wedding in mexico for a sikh wedding. Couple walking the first lap of their lavan

Artistic shot during the standing ceremony at a Sikh wedding
Father of the bride delivering a few verses of her favorite poetry



Artistic shot during the standing ceremony at a Sikh wedding

a cute moment between the bride and her sister while the groom is signing the papers

5. The first kiss. This is optional to some religions but we will never miss the moment to capture this photograph.


The first kiss during the wedding ceremony.

The moment right before the first kiss as the couple is extremally joyful during the wedding ceremony.

The first kiss during the wedding ceremony.
The first kiss after signing the papers at city hall in san Francisco


6. The exit out of the ceremony. This is were you can finally say you both did and all the hard work finally is finished. After this point its time to party!


As the couple exits St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church the family blows bubbles.
This couple showing their excitement at the end of their elopement

Rice is being thrown at the couple as the exit the church

The couple walking down the aisle as their families throw flower pedals.

Couple making their exit and friends and family blowing bubbles, classic wedding exit.


Bride and groom showing their joy as the ceremony ends
One last kiss before exiting the church.


Bride and groom showing their joy after the ceremony.

Little princess helping the couple as they walk away from city hall.

7. As photographer this is our favorite part. Couples Portraits!!! No matter if you did this part right after your first look or after the ceremony, you wedding day can't go without a few portraits of you guys in your wedding attire. You didn't spend a few hour getting makeup for nothing.



Portrait of the bride.

Portrait of the bride
Portrait of the bride and groom

Silhouette of the bride and groom


the cute moment between bride and groom.

bride and groom walking down the winery fields.

Portrait of the bride


Portrait of the bride and groom

Portrait of the bride and groom posing

Portrait of the bride and groom posing

Portrait of the bride and groom posing

Portrait of the bride and groom posing

Portrait of the bride and groom posing

Portrait of the bride and groom posing

cute moment of the bride and groom

Portrait of the bride and groom laying down on the ground

Portrait of the bride and groom with blooming flowers surrounding them

adorable moment between the bride and groom as we try to pose them

Portrait of the bride and groom kissing

Portrait of the bride and groom posing

Portrait of the bride and groom posing

Portrait of the bride and groom on their wedding day

Portrait of the bride and groom kiss on the cheek

Portrait of the bride and groom kissing

Portrait of the bride and groom underwater in mexico kissing

8. Group shots and Family photos. A photo album would not be complete with some group images showing all the loved ones that made your day a little more special.



Group shoot with the bride and her bridesmaid popping champagne

Group shoot with the bride and her girls

Group shot of the bridal party with burgers.

The groom and his boys with cutout of the grooms face!

The bridal party in the limo bus playing music and bouncing

A perfect bridal party shoot

The bride and her girls posing for a group shoot.

The groom and his boys walking towards the camera

The bride and groom standing with their whole bridal party popping champagne

The groom and his groomsmen jumping in the air

Girls posing her a selfie



The bride and bridesmaid chatting together

The bridal party running for the rain.

The bridal party posing for a vogue style photograph.

The bridal party posing for a vogue style photograph.

The bridal party posing at a hardware store for a group shoot.

9. Reception + cocktail moments. This could be a time while friends and family are playing a game or your maid of honor made your cry during her speech. Maybe it's a moment you might not have seen but we captured. There so much happening within your day this part of the day is always so fun to see what everyone was doing.



The bride and groom making their big entrance for the reception.

The bride and groom making their big entrance for the reception.

The bride and groom making a speech.

The couple laughing and enjoying their reception.

Father of the bride making a speech

Sister of the groom making a speech


The bride crying during her sisters speech.

Friends sending the couple some love.

Father of the bride finishing his speech with style.

The bride and groom making their big entrance for the reception.

The wedding couple reacting to a home made video of them.


Bride and Groom tearing up and embracing his best man after the speech

10. Lastly you can't forget to add your first dance and everyone else having a hilariously good time. Moments you also get to talk to most of your guys and also enjoying your day to the fullest.



Candle lit first dance.

Lifting the bride is a typical part of the wedding reception as the party begins.


Bride and groom's first dance.

Lifting the bride and groom is a typical part of the reception as the party begins.

The bride and grooms first dance with a live band in the background.

Bride and groom standing on a table is a classic Jewish tradition during  their reception.

Bride and groom's first dance.

groomsmen starting to have fun at the reception.

unexpected lap dance during wedding reception.

glow in the dark glasses and glow sticks are a ton of fun towards the end of the reception.

Another classic tradition where the women link arms to hold up the bride and throw her into the air.

Another classic tradition where the women link arms to hold up the bride and throw her into the air.

Classic Jewish tradition of throwing the groom into the air on a table cloth.

ending the party with everyone blowing confetti on the couple.

slow shutter image of the bride dancing

Bride and groom dancing.

Bride and groom cutting cake.

Bride using a tequila squirt gun.


Bride and bride kissing while everyone's setting off the party poppers.













































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