10 Must-Take Photos for Your Wedding Day

If you’re in the throws of wedding planning, read on because getting beautiful wedding day photos is now one less thing to worry about it.

Firstly, there is no doubt you will be photographed a lot on your wedding day. From the moment you open your eyes to the last toast, all lenses will be on you. While you want every moment of this special day to be captured, you also want to tell a natural but elegant story to your big day— one that captures the key highlights (as well as the candid in-between moments). In our humble opinion, the best way to get the photos you want from your wedding day is to create a list of shots you’d love to have taken. So, to give you a little guidance on what should be on your short list, we caught up with expert wedding photographer  Christian Oth founder of Christian Oth Studio in New York City, to share his expert opinion of photographs that really matter on your wedding day.

“Whether you’re camera—trained or a bit shy in front of a lens, being photographed is a very personal experience,”  says Christian whose fashion-forward photojournalism is showcased in timeless shots that capture the unselfconscious beauty of the bride, groom and those they love most. “This is the philosophy behind the “unposed pose”, a concept born from a decade of experience working with clients to bring out an individual’s unique beauty in their most natural state.

Keep scrolling for your wedding photo short list from Christian Oth.

1. Bride – Beauty Shot

PHOTO: Christian Oth Studio
Gemini Two Piece
Gemini Two Piece ($588)
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Wedding Belles New York Crystal Floral Headband
Wedding Belles New York Crystal Floral Headband ($99)
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Betsey Johnson Mrs. Embroidered Bridal Terry Robe
Betsey Johnson Betsey Johnson Mrs. Embroidered Bridal Terry Robe ($79)
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2. Bride with Bridesmaids

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Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Wing Sandals
Giuseppe Zanotti Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Wing Sandals ($1595)
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Ariel Dress
Ariel Dress ($198)
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Jenny Packham Jewel Headdress IV
Jenny Packham Jenny Packham Jewel Headdress IV ($384)
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3. Candid Getting Ready Moment

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Bridal Halter Neck Lace Maxi Dress White
Missguided Bridal Halter Neck Lace Maxi Dress White ($204)
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Celia Dress
Celia Dress ($248)
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Reem Acra Crystal Belt
Reem Acra Crystal Belt ($400)
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4. Car Shot

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Bridal Flower Rhinestones Crystal Wedding Headband Tiara (Clear Crystals Silver Plated)
Bridal Flower Rhinestones Crystal Wedding Headband Tiara (Clear Crystals Silver Plated) ($27.99)
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5. First Dance

PHOTO: Sue Kessler/Christian Oth Studio
Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Heel
Stuart Weitzman Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Heel ($398)
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Lance metallic leather sandals
Lance metallic leather sandals ($895)
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6. First Look

PHOTO: Sue Kessler/Christian Oth Studio
Jenny Packham Tesoro Hair Comb
Jenny Packham Jenny Packham Tesoro Hair Comb ($376)
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7. It’s All About the Dress and Veil

PHOTO: Sue Kessler/Christian Oth Studio
Veil Trends 'Rosalie' Cathedral Veil
Rosalie Veil Trends ‘Rosalie’ Cathedral Veil ($412)
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8. Must Frame Couple Shot

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9. Romantic Couple Shot

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Monique Lhuillier Waterford Sunday Rose Frame, 4
Monique Lhuillier Waterford Monique Lhuillier Waterford Sunday Rose Frame, 4″ x 6″ ($70)
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Jay Strongwater Diamond 2
Jay Strongwater Jay Strongwater Diamond 2″ Square Frame ($175)
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Nambe Dazzle Double Invitation Picture Frame
Nambe Nambe Dazzle Double Invitation Picture Frame ($100)
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10. Scene Setter

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Malden 3-Opening ''Our Wedding Day'' Burlap 4'' x 6'' Frame
Malden 3-Opening ”Our Wedding Day” Burlap 4” x 6” Frame ($39.99)
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Cathys Concepts Cathy's Concepts Tie The Knot Heart Wedding Cake Topper
Cathy’s Concepts Cathys Concepts Cathy’s Concepts Tie The Knot Heart Wedding Cake Topper ($39.99)
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Do you have a wedding day pose you absolutely loved? Share it with us in the comments below!