1. Choose your photographer carefully. You only get one chance to capture the day. We have both the personal and technical experience to do a fantastic job for you.
2. Get to know your photographer before the wedding day. Well before the wedding day, we would meet up for a relaxed chat when you can fill us in on what is special about your plans.
3. Why not also book a pre-wedding "engagement" shoot? That way you will get used to working with us, and it will be one less thing to worry about on your wedding day. And hopefully you'll find that being in front of the camera can be fun! You could use some of the photos on invites, orders of service or thank you cards, too.
4. As you work out a timeline for your day, be sure to schedule in enough time for both group photos and portraits of the Bride and Groom - a minimum of one hour, and preferably more. This depends on the number of guests, and on where you would like your portraits taken (maybe in both indoor and outdoor locations, for example).
5. Nominate two helpers for the group photos, one from each side of the family. They need to know everyone, and have the ability to persuade people to come for their photos at the right time. Often, although the Best Man will assist as well, he may not know everyone personally.
Countdown to your big day!
|As soon as possible:||
Book your photographer and pay a deposit to secure the date.
Schedule a date to chat about your plans.
Schedule your pre-wedding photo shoot
|2 months to go:||Pre-wedding photo shoot. Schedule final meeting.|
|1 month to go:||
Meet to see your pre-wedding photos. Update with any changes to plans.
Find a date to meet up and see your photos after you return from honeymoon.
Pay off the balance.
|1 week to go:||Double check the photographer and your other vendors are all set.|
|On the day:||Enjoy your big day. Relax, go with the flow, have fun!|