What to Wear (Engagement Session)
What are the 3 most important things you want to remember on your wedding day?
What is the full schedule/itinerary of the day? The more detailed the better. Haven’t created it yet? Perfect, because I’d love to help. You might think you’ll know how long things will take, but you’ve never done this before, so let me help. I’ve been through this plenty of times. Let’s hop on the phone and talk it out.
Wedding Venue Address?
Reception Venue Address?
Address of where the bride is getting ready?
Address of where the groom is getting ready?
Address of specific places you'd like to take photos? I might have some of my own, but go ahead and share your's.
Exact times of photography coverage (ex : 11am-9pm for 10 hour package, 2pm-10pm for 8 hour package, etc.)?
How many guests do you expect?
How long do you expect your ceremony to last?
Do you have a wedding videographer? We might bump into each other, so I'll need to correspond with them ahead of time about preferential shots.
For your ceremony, is it okay for me to walk through the aisle and up front to get better shots?
If you're working with a wedding planner, please give me their name and contact info! If not, include the Mother of the Bride and the Groom's contact instead.
Maid of Honor and Best Man's name and contact info? If they're not very responsible or "on top of it," who in each wedding party should be my point person?
Here's the biggie: I need a comprehensive shot list of each and every family photo you want. This will take a while to do, but then we'll make sure to not forget anything or anyone that day! Please include their actual name, not "Mom" or "Grandpa."
Are there any family situations that I should be aware of for family photos (deaths, divorces, tensions, etc.)?
Besides group photos that are obvious (bridal party, family, etc.), are there any other specific people you'd like photos with that I wouldn't be obviously aware of? An example would be with a neighbor who basically raised you, or a group of old friend from college.
Anything you think I should know to be able to better photograph you two, your families, or your friends?
Can you do me one last favor? Can you go ahead and snag that Wedding Guide and Wedding Contract I sent you and read it over one last time before you submit this? Might take you a few minutes, but it'll make sure we're on the same page and have equal expectations. You rock. I'M FLIPPIN EXCITED FOR YOUR BIG DAY!