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November 20, 2018

How is it Thanksgiving week already!? The snow has arrived here in Michigan already. But the lights are going up and that magical time of year is upon us. While I’m a warm weather person (why do I choose to live in Michigan?), and boy do I love a beach wedding, but I find that the photos of winter weddings are just unbeatable. The moon glistening off the snow, the twinkle lights dancing in the night, it’s all so perfect. Your photographer won’t even care that he or she will have to trudge through the snowy forest, because the photos will be epic! The possibilities of capturing the beauty are endless, but not to worry, we have you covered for all the best winter wedding photos to add to your shot list.

What’s a shot list you ask? If you’re asking, don’t worry, you didn’t miss something in “wedding 101,” you’re not a terrible bride, I’m an organized planner and stylist. And a bonafide expert in shot lists. A shot list is a list of photos you want your photographer to capture. You’re probably already doing this subconsciously if you’re on Pinterest. But in the case that you’re not, you should begin gathering a shot list. It can include anything from bride with Grandma, to bridesmaids in yoga poses, to epic shot on the mountain top or sparkler exit photo. Be sure to share your list with your photographer before your wedding day in case there is something special that they need to prepare.

Now that you are up on your photographer/stylist jargon, here are 15 photo ideas you should not over look at your winter wedding.

The Ultimate Shot List for Your Winter Wedding


THE COZY BLANKET WRAP

Must have winter wedding photos, blanket wrapped. via: Saja Wedding


THE DECKED OUT FIREPLACE

Must have winter wedding photos, a cozy fireplace. photo: Cedarwood Wedding // via: Domino


FESTIVE FLOWER GIRLS

Must have winter wedding photos, festive flower girls. photo: Weddings By Nicola and Glen // florals: Flowers By Passion // via: Style Me Pretty


WINTER-READY LIPS

Must have winter wedding photos, moody lips. photo:B Matthews Photo // event planning: Jessika McCuinweddings // dress: Calla Blanche via Inverness Bridal // florals: Tanarah Luxe Floral // via: Junebug Weddings


THE WREATH SHOT

Must have winter wedding photos, the wreath. photo: Two If By Sea Photo // event design: MOD Events // calligraphy banner: The Petal Report // dress: Mikaella By Poloma Blanca // venue: Oakley Farms // via: Rustic Chic


A FESTIVE TABLESCAPE

Must have winter wedding photos, the festive table shot. photo: Kathrine Krok // florals: Goldenregen Floral Design // venue: Homburger Papiermuehle // via: Junebug Weddings*


THE PORTRAIT IN THE WOODS

The forest portrait, a must have winter wedding photo. photo: Leah Bullard // florals: Samuel Franklin // beauty: Bangs & Blush // dress shop: Lilian Ruth Bride // fur wrap: Royal Scout and Co. // venue: Castleton Farms // via: Rustic Chic Weddings


COZY BRIDESMAID SHOT

Velvet clad bridesmaids - must have winter wedding photo. photo: Alyssa McElheney


A VELVET TOUCH

Velvety touches, must have winter wedding shot. photo: Clayton Austin // styling and design: Taylor Lord // florals: Without Wax Katy // via: Style Me Pretty


WINTERY CAKE

Snowy looking cake, a must have winter wedding photo. photo: Krizel Photography // cake: Frosted Cakery


THE TWINKLE LIGHT MOMENT

Must have winter wedding photos, twinkle light moment. photo: Braedon Photography // design: Gather Events // via: Green Wedding Shoes


A STYLED HOT COCOA BAR

How about a hot chocolate bar for your winter wedding? via: Project Nursery


THE SNOWY SNAP

A must have winter wedding shot, snow snap. photo: Erin Kate Photo // via: Instagram


THE SHOWSTOPPER DRESS

Would you dare to wear a show stopper dress for your winter wedding? photo: Chad She Hee // via: Instagram


THE MISTLETOE SCENE

Must have winter wedding photo, under the mistletoe. photo: B. Miller Photogrpahy // design + cordination: Eventity Inc // floral design: Sweet Pea Flower Company // via: Style Me Pretty


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Lauren Koster is the owner of Lauren Koster Creative, a West Michigan based wedding design company that specializes in the unique and whimsical look. Her eclectic style and modern hipster vibe always has us entranced. We always love when she graces our blog with her monthly “Steal This Style” article. Want to know more? You can personally follow or find her from these links below:

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