Wedding date *
Wedding date
Name and Address if not the ceremony location
Will the groom like getting ready photos taken?
This is realistic if bride and groom are getting ready at the same location.
Are you planning on seeing each other before the ceremony?
Venue name & address, contact name & email
Venue name & address, contact name & email
Please note which if so
This could be anything outside of standard photos--pep talk with mom, rice throwing, dove releasing, etc.
(e.g. Bride and groom with bride's sister, Sarah) Please allow 3 minutes for each additional shot when considering timeline
Do you have a formal exit planned?
If needed, you can use the following list as your guide to mark the times. If any of these items are not planned, please mark them with an X. Bride hair and make-up start time Bride departs for ceremony location Ceremony start time Ceremony estimated finish time Guests brought into reception room Bride, Groom and Wedding Party introduced Bride and Groom first dance Bride and Father dance Groom and Mother dance Welcome toast Blessing Best Man toast Maid of Honor toast Cake cutting Bouquet toss Garter toss Reception End time
Important Image Shot List
While the following images are typically covered in wedding photography coverage, please check the items that are especially important to you.
Pre-Ceremony
Ceremony Site
Formal Portraits
Reception Site
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I want your wedding photos to be flawless. I will be unobtrusive and ready to capture your special moments. Here are some suggestions for you to help get us to perfection: Avoid glossy lipstick and consider foundation or powder that will reduce the chance of having a shiny face. Please note we have seen mineral makeup cause unflattering effects with flash. The minerals have elements in it reflecting light. In order to allow for a private photo session of bride and groom, we will need at least 45 minutes of your time alone with the photographer. Please note that any guests including family not involved in the formal portraits should proceed to the cocktail hour. The more people around, the longer it can take to complete the formal portrait session. The personal portraits of just the two of you will only include yourselves, the photographer and the photographer’s assistant. Please note that during the formal family portraits session, wedding party portraits session and private Bride and Groom session, no other photographs are allowed. Modern flashes measure and calculate the necessary light output needed based on the light at the time of reading. Outside flashes can impact these readings causing improper flash exposures. In addition, this can distract people in the images so that they are not looking at the photographer’s camera. Be kind to ensure the presence of all the family members required at your wedding photos. Plan for about 3 minutes per photo for shots with fewer than 14 people, about 6 minutes per photo for shots with more than 14 people. It always takes some time to gather people together and pose them so that everyone can be seen, etc. Before the wedding day inform the people you want in posed photos where and when they will be needed for pictures. Pre-assign a family member or friend who knows the people to be in the pictures to round them up for the photos. Getting people where they need to be for the photos is by far the most time consuming part of group shots. Please, make sure the cutting of the cake occurs within the booking time. Thank you for taking your time to complete this questionnaire. Once I have received this information I might contact you with comments, questions and suggestions. Have a wonderful day!