To the lovely Bride and Groom, This questionnaire has been designed so that I can photograph your wedding day to the very best of my ability. It is so important for me to collect all of this information ahead of time so that I know exactly what to expect for your coverage needs. I want to ensure that I am able to capture all of the special little details and unique aspects of your wedding!

Please plan on setting aside about 30 minutes to complete this questionnaire in one sitting so that your information is not lost mid-process. The sooner you can get it back to me, the better!

We're closer than ever and I am SO excited!! I can't wait to see the two of you again! 

Contact Information
It isn't likely, but in case of an emergency we may need this contact information to get in touch on the wedding day. You two will be quite busy enough, so please provide your most reliable emergency contacts other than yourselves.
Please be sure to include the addresses for each of these locations for GPS purposes! We want to make sure we are going the SAME places YOU are! It's kind of important. :) Please also include the DRIVING TIMES from each location to the next. For example: The Bride will be getting ready at The Hilton, 123 Main St, Anytown, VA, room #304. Drive time to ceremony venue: 25 minutes
Is this a religious wedding ceremony? *
Estimated ceremony length: *
The First Look
There are a number of different ways you can choose to do a first look! It is so fun to customize it according to the couple's unique style. Depending on the space we have available, any of the following could be a possibility: - Groom faces away, Bride walks up behind him and he turns around to see her - Bride and Groom stand back-to-back and read letters before turning around to see each other - Bride and Groom stand facing each other with hands covering their eyes and on the count of three - surprise! - Brides rounds a corner to her Groom, who is watching for her with anticipation Alternatively, if you choose not to do a first look, the Bride and Groom could hold hands around a corner to say a prayer or exchange letters. Sometimes the Bride even chooses to do a first look with her father or other important persons instead! It's entirely up to you!
Are the Bride and Groom planning on doing a first look? *
If you have decided to do a first look, who is allowed to witness the moment? *
Is the Bride planning on doing a first look with anyone else (e.g. Father of The Bride, Bridesmaids)? *
Coverage Specifications
A quick note on the ceremony: some Catholic ceremonies only allow photography from the back of the church, and some pastors and officiants are wary of photographers disrupting the service. For photographers, this sacred time of your wedding day is often a balance between making sure you get the pictures you need and not disturbing the guests in any way.
With respect to the preceding rules, regulations, and/or restrictions, during the ceremony would you rather your photographers: *
RECEPTION TIP: Venues, planners, and caterers all have varying standards for when wedding vendors should be served their meal at the reception. If possible, the best time for photographers to take their meal is when the Bride and Groom themselves are eating. By doing so, you are protected from awkward chewing-food pictures and we are all finished eating at the same time. This ensures you receive the most SEAMLESS coverage possible!
Family Formals
Family formals do not have to take over 20 minutes. However, this is only possible if we are organized beforehand!!! Please list ten different groupings for family photos. It is important to include names so that we can call family members by their first name as we organize the portraits. Also, please specify if there are step-parents and/or step-siblings involved in portraits. For example: 1) B&G with Bride’s Parents (Stephen & Karen) 2) B&G with Groom's Dad (Allan), Step-Mother (Cheryl), and Step-Siblings (Kyle, Martha, and Eric) 3) Bride with Brothers (Bob, Chris, and Stan) 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 others so that we can avoid and awkward interactions during family formals. Thank you!
Are you willing to have family pictures taken outside, even if your ceremony is indoors? *
Wedding Vendors
This information is important in the event of an emergency on the wedding day AND is needed if your wedding is submitted for publication (magazines or blogs)! When submitting to any publication, they will need ALL of your vendor information. Please complete whatever information applies to your wedding! Little details are the best! For example, your necklace was your great-grandmother's that she wore on her wedding day! When I am made aware of these details ahead of time, I can be sure to capture everything that has sentimental value to you!
Post Wedding
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