Getting Ready for your Wedding

There are a million things to remember on your wedding day, and sadly I’m adding a few more, but they are mostly things we can figure out before your day. These are all things we will discuss at your pre wedding meeting and make a plan for success.

1: Timeline

We will talk through your timeline together. Some questions I will ask. What time do you want me to arrive and where? Do you want getting ready photos? Where would those be taken? I can help you walk through your timeline and make sure we have enough time to accomplish everything. If you need an idea of what a timeline looks like, this is a good example of what a great one looks like.

2: Family Photos

Obviously everyone wants to recognize family at weddings. It can be rare to have that many family members all together. I don’t want to miss any important shot, so we list them all out beforehand to make sure we don’t miss anyone. I print out your list and go through it one by one and cross people off. One thing that helps this go faster during the day is if you had a cousin or bridesmaid who knows everyone and could help wrangle people as well. This is an example of what a family photo list.

3: Family Names

I love to call your Mom or Dad by their name. It’s a special day, so I love to remember as many names as possible. If you can add a list of family and bridesmaids names to your family photo list, it really helps me give respect to your special guests. Speaking of family, if there are relationships I should be careful around, please let me know.

4: Something Borrowed

I want to make sure I capture the things that make your wedding special. Let me know if there are specific things, objects, or people I should pay special attention too.

5: Let’s Eat!

I will take a short break while people are eating. No one looks great when they are diving into a spinach salad. It’s most convenient for me to have a meal with the rest of the guests, as opposed to a separate room, so I can grab a few bites while photographing speeches and toasts. So count me in for a dinner, and a seat at a table.

6: When will I get my photos?

You will receive your finished photos within a month of your wedding date.