Wedding Questionnaire

Please take the time to fill out this questionnaire with as much detail as possible, as we will use it to develop your timeline and wedding day plan, as well as to write your story on my blog when I post your wedding photos. 

Wedding Date *
Wedding Date
The People

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Miscellaneous Details

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Will your wedding be held outdoors? *

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Getting Ready
PHOTOGRAPHER’S START TIME: For ideal wedding day coverage, I prefer to arrive TWO hours prior to the time that you need to leave for the first event of the day (first look, portraits, or ceremony); however, we will adjust this accordingly to best fit the needs of your day.

Would you like to schedule time in the timeline for a daddy-daughter first look?
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PHOTOGRAPHER’S START TIME: Usually 45-60 minutes is enough time to photograph the Groom’s details and some candid shots, and the last bit of the Groom getting ready.

The Details & The Vendors
In order for me to easily share images with your amazing vendors and so that I can properly credit them on your blog post, please make sure that you list the following information as accurately as possible. If you are not using one of the vendors (ie: you do not have a videographer), leave the answers blank for that vendor:

Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.

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Silhouette, sleeves, back, neckline, train, etc.

Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.

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Would you like your stationary photographed? (Optional)
If YES to above question, please have a clean copy of your save the date with the envelope, invitation suite with envelope including RSVP and envelope, programs, and any other stationary piece you would like photographed to the final location where the BRIDE is getting ready. (Note: if your stationary is DIY, please leave the stationary designer contact information blank)

Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.

Would you like your rings photographed?
If YES to the above question, please have all rings (engagement ring, bride’s wedding ring, and groom’s wedding ring) with the bride wherever she is getting ready. The MOH will get the rings back to the best man before the ceremony begins! (Optional)

Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.

Pre-Ceremony / First Look
Are you planning on having a first look?
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If you answered “not sure” on the previous question, are you open to discussing the possibility of a first look?
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If you plan to see each other before the ceremony for a first look, would you like all family photos completed before the ceremony as well?
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Do you want to do bridesmaid group photos and groomsmen group photos before the ceremony ?
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Ceremony

Please include contact name, company name, email address, phone number, and website address.

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Tell me about your wedding ceremony. Is it: (check all that apply)
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Are you planning for a receiving line?
If YES to the above question, please note: receiving lines can eat away a lot of time between your ceremony and your reception. Your guests will want to say hello and congratulate you and chat; they don’t understand that time is of the essence, especially if you still have photography needs that have not been met. If you have a large ceremony gathering, and a short amount of time between the end of the ceremony and the start of your reception, or if attending your cocktail hour is important to you, consider not having a receiving line to preserve time. Guests are receiving B+G’s at the reception at modern weddings these day’s anyway! If however, you are planning for a traditional receiving line, please be sure to consult with me about ways to minimize the time spent greeting guests if we need to utilize time between the ceremony and the reception for photography.

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Formals and Portraits

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Which FORMAL portraits do you want taken (check as many as you like). Please remember that each grouping takes about 2-3 minutes depending on the size of the group.
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Which of the following groups are MUST HAVES for wedding party photos (please check any that apply; I will try to get all of these if time permits)?
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Cocktail Hour
Are you having a cocktail hour? (Please note that I generally do not cover cocktail hour, as we are often doing portraits or setting up for the reception during that time. If you would like cocktail hour coverage, it is important that we arrange to either complete your portraits before the ceremony, or schedule enough time between the end of the ceremony and the start of the cocktail hour to complete your photography needs.)
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Do you want to be present for your cocktail hour?
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Reception

Please include contact name, company name, email address, phone number, and website address.

Do you have a:
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Dinner will be:
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What events will be happening at your reception? (choose as many as your wish)
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Your Priorities
Please rate the following list on a 1 – 3 scale – with 1 being MOST important, 2 being SOMEWHAT important, and 3 being NOT important.
Detail photos of things
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Bride & Bridesmaids getting ready
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Groom & Groomsmen getting ready
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Individual Bridal Portraits
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Individual Groom Portraits
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First Look and/or Bride+Groom Portraits
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Groom’s reaction to Bride coming down aisle
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Guests faces during the ceremony
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Receiving Line / Table Visit Photos during reception
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Formal Family Photos
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Detail Shots of Reception before guests arrive
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Guest Grab + Grins
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A Few Last Things

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If I think your wedding is perfect for submission to a wedding blog for publication, are you willing to allow me to do that?

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I’m an active Instagrammer and will most likely be pushing your photos out on Instagram (perhaps even DURING the event!). Will there be a hashtag for the wedding? If so, what? Please provide any Instagram handle names that you’d like me to include in Instagram posts I make.

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