HELLO & WELCOME
Thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer, I am truly honoured to be part of your day and I cannot wait to capture all the magic!
WHAT TO EXPECT
To best plan your day I start by getting to know you both and your style of wedding. I will send out a questionnaire shortly after booking. Then I will send you a draft wedding photography time-line, which essentially will provide you with recommendations for how long and what time to schedule your events around the best location and lighting of your day. I want you to have the best opportunity of light and location for stunning images.
Please contact me anytime if you have questions. I am here to help and will look after you every step of the way from planning to the very last moment.
1.5 months before your wedding:
A month and a half before your wedding I will get in touch to gather the final details of your day and will send you a final questionnaire to ensure I have all your correct details and your most up to date time-line.
PHOTOGRAPHY TIME RECOMMENDATIONS
Please find below rough time recommendations in order to get the best out of your wedding day photography.
45 minutes - 1 hour
I will arrive 15-30 minutes before your ceremony begins
Group Shot & Family Photos
The above time recommendations will vary for each wedding due to: varying locations and distance between the locations, amount of family group photo combinations, style of weddings, sunset time (amount of daylight left after ceremony), how much you love photos, and personal choices. As each wedding is unique, I will send you out your own individualised wedding photography scheduling time-line recommendations.
WEDDING DAY PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Here is a list of wedding day photography tips to maximise the beauty of your images, and also some wedding day tips that may help your day run a little smoother.
Wedding day morning:
When choosing your getting ready location lighting is everything. From a photographers perspective we love well lit rooms filled with natural light. Have a look around for a space that has a lot of light from a window. To improve the aesthetics of your images it is ideal to un-clutter the room, collect all bags ect off the floor, bed etc.
Little details can really help to tell your story and reflect your style of wedding. A lot of thought has gone into matching the florals with the invites or table decor. Photography can really bring it all together. Wedding mornings can get very busy, but before we get there maybe you could gather up your special details that you would like photographed. Having them in the one place makes it easy for the photographers and videographers. Details such as: rings, invites (the whole set or two sets of invitations) jewellery, shoes, gifts ect. If you and your partner are exchanging gifts/cards, you may wish to wait to open until your photographer and video videographer are there, so we can catch those smiles or tears of joy!
In general most wedding run 10-15 mins behind schedule. One thing we often find runs behind is hair and make up. To avoid the stress & rush to get ready (not only stressful, but you may also not experience those precious moments that usually happen when getting ready), schedule a little leeway. If your hair and make up does run on time, then at least you'll have a little time to relax.
The grand entrance. Okay let's face it who likes walking down an aisle with hundreds of eyes on them? The tendency is to sprint down the aisle (even though it feels like forever). A possibility is having each person waiting for the one before to reach the front completely before stepping out. This ensures nothing is missed, but also your guests get to take in the beauty of each and every one of you.
Photography is a lot about symmetry. For the ceremony if you have a ceremonial backdrop, try to stand in the centre. Floral arches and backdrops can really add magnificence when it comes to photography.
The grand exit. When exiting you may like to walk hand in hand so you stay together as you get pulled to each side of the aisle from loving guests.
Confetti/Rose petals. If allowed I highly recommend them for your grand exit. I also recommend you hand out large amounts to for maximum impact in your images. Another option is confetti guns, you will however need ask/teach two of your guests to how to use them.
Group shot & Formal photos
The way we organise your group shot and formal family photos that is the least disruptive is:
1. group shot first immediately after ceremony
2. largest side extended family and immediate family
3. that same side but just immediate family
4. that same side just parents
5. then both sets of parents
6 the other side parents
7 other side immediate family
8. the other side immediate and extended family
For various reasons the above may not apply to your wedding, therefore if you would like to create your own combinations please let us know. As we will not know your family it may be helpful to delegate an organised and loud friend who knows the majority of people well, who can assist me in gathering up your groups. This will save a large amount of time and not interfere with your location shoot time.
Usually the location shoot occurs after your ceremony. However, certain factors can influence what time you choose such as how much daylight you have after your ceremony, or if you'd like to do a first look prior to your ceremony. I will be in contact to collaborate and tailor the best plan for your day, so you don't have to worry about working this out. Should we aim to catch golden hour? Golden hour is a photographers dream. It is the sort of image where everything and everyone looks the most beautiful, the light warms the skin tone, the landscape looks much more interesting. Golden hour occurs 1 hour before sunset. However if if sunset is much later in the evening on your wedding day we could schedule 10 minutes during your reception to pop outside to catch it if you wish, you won’t regret it!
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Thank you again. Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime for anything big or small. I am here to help!