Wedding day questionnaire


This questionnaire is to make sure your wedding day goes by smoothly & I won't need to bother you with questions. Our goal is to make sure your wedding day does not feel like a photo-shoot. It's important to us that you are relaxed as you celebrate, trusting that we'll be documenting everything that's important to you. 

If you have a rough-draft timeline, please send that over as well. If not, we'd love to help make one. Please fill out these questions as best as possible, thanks!

(You can also see a timeline example here).

Please feel free to also send us over a simple mood board / or pinterest album / or just your favorite photos.

It may be a good idea to start the ceremony 15-30 mins later than the start time on the invite so everyone has time to arrive and find their seats.
Both sides combined
If your location has a bridal suite, we encourage you to finalize your getting ready shots at your venue, especially for the bride since we want that dress lookin' fresh!
We will be getting shots of the dress, rings, shoes, invite, etc. until your stylists finish.
This is only a possibility if you're both getting ready at the same hotel.
Planning for a first look allows for a more relaxing, un-rushed wedding day. You'll also get lots more couples photos as well as family/bridal party this way. We highly recommend a first look for every wedding. Almost all of our couples decide to do one, and no-one ever regrets it! If you want to keep it traditional, now worries! It will all work out beautifully.
Brides, I recommend you put your dress on at the venue rather than the hotel to avoid wrinkles.
If you're doing a first look, it would be best to get the bouquets and boutonnieres 3 hours prior to the ceremony start time.
Knowing this will help us capture all the details of your awesome decor. The earlier the better!
We typically take off shortly after the cake cutting. If you have an exit planned, consider adding extra coverage.
For reception lighting, we prefer to stay with the natural ambient light as much as possible. But some reception (and even ceremony) settings can be really dark at night. Sometimes we'll set up a small constant light to light up the speeches/toasts. We'll use off camera flashes for dance photos / bouquet + garter toss / cake cut / etc.
Ideally, my second shooter and I should eat at the same time you two do so we don't miss anything important! Please check with your coordinator to make sure that's possible :)
Any specific spots at the venue that you have to have a photo at together?
Please feel free to describe, or email over any exact photos if you want to recreate.
Please rate the importance of each thing below *
Please rate the importance of each thing below
Agree= Yes, please prioritize! Disagree= Not the top of the list. On a wedding day, we generally shoot in a photo-journalistic style. Which means we won't be interrupting your wedding day to create posed scenarios. We will photograph what really happens, and we'll do posed photos during the planned portrait time. We do our best to work off of a typical check-list, but since each wedding is completely different we can't guarantee that everything will be documented. Please rate below the things that are some "must-haves" for you.
Details of dress/rings/flowers
Details of ceremony/reception decor
Getting ready - hair/make up
Putting on dress/attire
Bride/groom reading cards/opening gifts
Posed Couple Photos (traditional / classic / the ones your moms will probably put on their fridge)
Candid Couple Photos (walking around / hanging out / dancing)
Conceptual Portraits ("artsy", staged for the aesthetic. Sometimes a deadpan/non-emotional look, not much interaction between you).
Landscape / Far Away Setting Couple Photos (Little people, big setting)
Intimate Couple Portraits (close up / PDA)
5 minute Sunset Photo Session (If you want, we'll steal you away for a quick minute around dinner time to get some fun sunset lit photos)
Formal Wedding Party Photos
Formal Shots w/ Each Wedding Party Member
Formal Family Photos
Candids of Family/Friends
Formal Shots of Guests
Ceremony Traditions
Reception Events
What's their email / website?
Name / Website / Email
Dress designer + boutique? Brands of suit, rings, shoes?
Florist, Make-up + Hair artists, DJ, etc.
The first kiss, together at sunset, hugging grandma, etc.