Please List Addresses to the CEREMONY & RECEPTION locations:
What address should I arrive first? (Where are you getting ready? It's ok if it isn't an address above.) Please give actual address for GPS purposes.*
What address should I send the 2nd photographer to first (if you have one in your photo package)? (Where is your partner getting ready) Please give actual address for GPS purposes.
What time will you arrive at the ceremony location?
What time have we decided that I should start shooting?
What is the name and phone number for the best contact for the day of (not you). This would be someone who is with you the whole day or a planner):
Based on the coverage time you have purchased and our starting time, what time will we be ending our coverage?
If you answered "yes," what do you plan on doing?
If you answered "yes," what time will this take place?
WEDDING DAY TIMELINE: Can you provide me with a rough timeline of the wedding day? If we haven’t already discussed this in detail, now is the time! I would love to help you create a timeline that will allow for plenty of beautiful portraits and a stress-free day! If you’re sharing a FIRST LOOK, I will need to start shooting bridal details at LEAST 2.5 hours before the ceremony. 3 hours is recommended if there is no extensive travel time to the ceremony venue. I wrote this if you need more detailed reference: https://www.caseybrodley.com/blog/wedding-day-timeline-recipe
Family formals do not have to take over 20 minutes. However, this is only possible
if we are organized beforehand!
Please list 10-20 different groupings for family photos. Including names helps me call out specific people.
1. Couple with parents.
2. Couple with grandparents.
3. Couple with siblings.
Please also consider if you want multiple different groupings with the same people (ex. Bride with her parents, Groom with his Parents, Couple with both sets of parents, etc.)
Each grouping typically takes 1-2 minutes to set up and take the photo. It's very important that you let everyone on this list know when we are taking these photos so everyone is present. If you have a very large family and more than 20 group photos, I suggest saving some of the extended family shots until the reception so that family portrait time will not interfere with your romantic portraits and you will not keep your guests waiting at the reception.
**Please inform me of any family members that may not get along and/or may not want to be grouped with a certain other family members so that we can avoid and awkward interactions during family formals. Thank you!!
Are there any divorces or separations that I should be aware of during family formals? Any family situations I should be aware of?
Are their any RULES or REGULATIONS for photographers at your ceremony location?
What is your wedding hashtag? (if applicable)
Please list your VENDORS for me, including their website + e-mail.
Videography (if using a company other than me)
Who designed your dress? If vintage, write "Vintage"
Would you like me to try and submit your photos for publication?
I don't care
If yes, what blog or magazine is your number one choice?
If there are any specific requests for photos (aside from whats listed in the family shot list) please include those requests here.
Is there anything else I should be aware of on the wedding day? Surprises/ Gifts/ Special Details/ Etc?