Bride & Groom Questionnaire

This first section is just basic information about the wedding day! Here are a few tips to know beforehand:

  1. Make sure there is natural light in the room where the bride will be getting ready (window light). This makes a world of difference in your images! I promise!
  2. If possible, try to have all bridal details together before the photographer arrives. (dress, invitation, jewelry, shoes, bouquet, garter, veil, perfume, something borrowed, something blue, etc) This will make the detail shots more efficient!
  3. Keep the area near the window free of trash, bags, snacks, etc. This will be where the bride will be putting on her dress! 
  4. Allow more time than you think you need to get ready! It’s better to be safe than rushed!

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Ceremony and Reception:
Where will the bride be getting ready?
Where will the bride be getting ready?
If applicable, please include the room number.
Where will the groom be getting ready?
Where will the groom be getting ready?
If applicable, please include the room number.
Where will the ceremony be held?
Where will the ceremony be held?
Where will the reception be held?
Where will the reception be held?
What time will the bride begin getting ready?
What time will the bride begin getting ready?
What time will the bride travel to the ceremony site?
What time will the bride travel to the ceremony site?
*If the ceremony is at a separate location.
What time have we decided that shooting will begin?
What time have we decided that shooting will begin?
Are you planning to do a first look?
What time does the ceremony begin?
What time does the ceremony begin?
Example: Candle lighting, sand ceremony etc.
Will there be a cocktail hour following the ceremony?
If applicable, what time is dinner being served?
If applicable, what time is dinner being served?
Reminder: A meal is required for the photographer, assistant, and second shooter (if applicable) for weddings over 5 hours in length. It is easiest for us to line up at the same time as the bridal party so we can eat quickly and get back to setting up equipment and shooting
For example: bridal party intro, dances, bouquet and garter toss, toasts, cake cutting, etc.
What time have we decided that coverage will end?
What time have we decided that coverage will end?
Are you interested in adding additional time?
Are you interested in a second shooter?
This may be necessary if you have a large bridal party or would like to have coverage of both the bride and groom getting ready and can also be beneficial for getting a varitety of angles.
For example: surprises, gifts, etc.
For example: Use of flash, how close I may stand to you during the ceremony, etc.
Will the reception site be set up to photograph before the ceremony begins/ is the cermony site being transformed for the reception?
If so please describe (flower petals, confetti, twirlers, lights, sparklers, ribbon, bells, smoke bombs, etc).
Bridal Party & More
Who is a good point person that will be at the wedding the entire time and can help keep things on track?
Who is a good point person that will be at the wedding the entire time and can help keep things on track?
Please list one person other than the event coordinator if you have one.
Maid of Honor
Maid of Honor
Best Man
Best Man
Flower Girl
Flower Girl
Ring Bearer
Ring Bearer
Wedding and Vendor Information:
Please include contact information or a link to the website.
Please include contact information or a link to the website.
Ceremony contact person:
Ceremony contact person:
Venue contact person:
Venue contact person:
Wedding planner or coordinator:
Wedding planner or coordinator:
Please include contact information or a link to the website.
Please include contact information or a link to the website.
Please include contact information or a link to the website.
Please include contact information or a link to the website.
Please include the designer and the place of purchase.
Please include the place of purchase.
Please include contact information or a link to the website.
Family Formals
Family formals do not have to take over 20-30 minutes. However, this is only possible if we are organized beforehand.
Please list ten different groupings for family photos. For example: 1. Bride and groom with parents. 2. Bride and Groom with grandparents. 3. Bride and Groom with siblings. Within these groupings, you can have more than one shot (ex. B&G with Grooms parents, B&G with Brides Parents, etc.) If you have a very large family and more than 10 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. Please list 10 family groupings. (Please include names so that I can call family members by their first name as we organize the portraits). Also please specify if there are step parents and step siblings involved in portraits.
Information for the blog:
Prior to delivering your full gallery of images I will write a blog post about the two of you and your beautiful wedding day where I will give a sneak peek and showcase some of my favorite images from the day. Adding special information here will make your post even more special to your friends and family when they read it. You don’t have to answer every question … just the ones that stand out to you!
Other helpful information: