* Bride's Name
* Groom's Name
JUST SOME BASICS TO GET THINGS GOING. YOU READY FOR THIS?
For starters, tell me about you guys! How old are you? How did you meet? What do you like to do?
Tell me about the proposal. Who did what? Where'd it happen?
Now, onto the wedding. When is it? Why'd you choose that date?
Where is your wedding? What drew you to that location/venue?
How many guests do you expect at your wedding?
Does your wedding have a theme? If so, what is it and why'd you choose it?
NOW THIS MIGHT BE A DOOZY. I WANT TO KNOW ALLLL OF YOUR VENDORS. LEAVE BLANK ANY THAT DON'T APPLY.
Save the Dates/Invites/Programs Designer
Anything else I missed?
Why'd you choose me to document your wedding day?
OKAY YOU ROCK. JUST A FEW MORE I PROMISE.
This is a biggy. Do you have an itinerary/timeline for your wedding day? You can write it here or even better, just email it to me separately. (If applicable, please make sure your itinerary includes times and locations for getting ready, first look, bridal photos, wedding party photos, family photos, reception entrance, dinner, speeches, cake cutting, first dance, father/daughter and mother/son dances, bouquet toss, garter toss, formal exit, etc.) If you don't have a planner and/or just need some guidance with this, I can send you some good timeline examples, and I'm also more than happy to help put this together for you! The number of hours of coverage we decided on plays a big role in this too. Let's make sure we have a smooth day with plenty of time to get all the photos you want. Just let me know where you're at with this and we'll get it done!
Where will both parties be getting ready? Is it important for you to have photos of both you during this time? If so, we'll make sure to plan this into the itinerary!
Do you know if you're wanting to have a first look or are you waiting for the walk down the aisle? There are benefits to both, so if you're on the fence let me know and I can give you my input!
If you are having a first look, are you wanting all of the family and wedding party photos to be done before the ceremony? This is a really good way to make the most of your time!
Please list all the groups of people you'd like photos with at your wedding. (For example: bride immediate family, bride parents, bride siblings, groom immediate family, groom parents, groom siblings, etc.) I will have this with me to make sure we don't miss anyone. And don't worry - you'll probably think of more in the moment and we'll make sure to get all of those too - this will just serve as a rough guideline.
Do you have a formal exit of any kind planned?
Are there any special moments or details, big or small, that you want to make sure are captured?
I almost always bring a second-shooter with me to help on the wedding day. Is there any reason you wouldn't want or couldn't accommodate for this person?
Will there be dinner? If so, do you plan to provide meals for me and my second-shooter? Just a heads-up - we are both vegan! We totally understand that this isn't always easy to accommodate for, so we are more than happy (seriously) to pack our own dinners if that makes things easier, just let me know!
Do you have any specific expectations or requests in regards to your wedding photos? Or any creative ideas that you think would be cool or were hoping to incorporate? I won't make any promises, but I will do my best to give you exactly what you want, so don't be shy I want to hear it!
THAT'S IT. THAT'S ALL I HAVE. YOU DID IT.
But before you go, do you guys have any questions for me? Ask away! And if you think of more later - know that you can always email me anything you're wondering about.