Ensure your wedding album is picture-perfect with this wedding photo checklist, complete with all the must-have wedding photos and wedding photography poses that your photographer should capture.

Your wedding day is a day in your life that you'll want to remember forever — and you will. You'll remember the details, the feeling of your post "I do" kiss and even a couple of songs that you broke it down to on the dance floor. But the best way to make sure your wedding memories are captured and recorded for a lifetime is through the photos that you take on the big day.

You'll have the urge to tell your photographer to snap photos of everything at every second, and, while that sounds like a good idea, it's better to come to the table before your wedding with an organized list of must-have photos. The kind of photos that represent the key moments of the wedding and the people who filled the day with endless love, support and excitement as they stood by your side and danced with you on the dance floor.

Besides the group photos of you and your husband, the bridal party, and the guests, there's a long list of other detail shots you'll want captured. There are so many small and intricate details that you'll want your photographer to prioritize shooting, like your invitations, welcome bags and other décor. You'll not only want these to preserve the memory of those special details, but, as the bride, you'll find yourself floating with nerves and excitement — you might very well miss the stunning centerpieces and pulled-together place settings that you spent so many hours grueling over on Pinterest. It's those special elements that you'll be able to look back on and appreciate having in your wedding album.

So if you're wondering what must-have photos to have on your shot list, we have you covered. We've flipped through countless real wedding albums and broke down the key moments of the wedding to bring you a list of 50 photos you should absolutely have your photographer capture. This way, for years to come after your wedding, you can sit back with your spouse, relax, and relive the magic of the best day of your lives. Let's take a look at those 50 photos.

Photo: Sasithon Photography and Illustration: Katie Buckleitner

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