Establish the timeline for your day so you can identify the times when you want to shoot photos.
Do you want pictures before your wedding? Will you have a reception line? After the wedding do you want to do posed group pictures? Will this include family? Wedding party? Do you want to go to special photo locations after your wedding but before your reception? Are there any specific pictures you want of particular people or events? Is there anyone in your family with special needs or a health condition?
It’s good to look around. Start saving examples of things you like so you can show them to your photographer. You can use Pinterest to collect and share your favorite ideas. It’s a way to collaborate online and it has worked well in the past.
Decide what is important to you in terms of the coverage for your wedding day and express your priorities. From experience, we know that every couple has different likes and dislikes. Some are traditional. Some want pictures of settings, flowers and cookies. Some only people. Sometimes the bride and groom have different priorities but this information is all important to us. And these choices are all up to you and they are worth thinking and talking about in advance.
Make sure your photographer understands what you want. Do you like lots of shots of people having fun at the reception? How about special people, nieces, nephews, grandma, grandpa? Try to have someone point these people out to us or tell us in advance.
And we will work all day for you to capture as many moments, images and memories as we can. Of course, this is completely Your Day. We tell our brides, grooms and their family to just grab us if they want a particular picture. We are completely at your service.
Sometimes thunder clouds over your special day can be avoided. Watch out for obvious problems:
1. A bossy photographer
2. A slow photographer
3. A “wet behind the ears” newbie
4. A cranky photographer
5. A flood
6. A Zombie Apocalypse