I will be in touch and send a questionaire (if not already sent and completed)
Also a request for you to complete a shot list, a list of shots you really would like, and also the group shot list.
I will drop you a quick mail or text/whatsapp just to see if any last minute changes since last contact.
I'll be heading over to my first location, if its for getting ready shots, I'll make sure you are ready for me to come to the room, and I will get started with the days photography.
I'll meet the venue manager to have a good idea of timeline
How do you plan your day?
Will you need help during the day?
What happens during group shots?
What happens if it rains all day?
What do we need to send to you?
The first part of the day is usually the busiest for the photographer, as well as capturing the Bridal Preperation, I'll also (if at a venue) talk with the manager to see where the ceremony will be, and to get a timeline of the proceedings.
Also I will get some images of the venue, in and out, plus any details that are in place like the Cake and so on.
Using your questionaire and also confirming times with venue manager, I will move to next part of the day, and at the same time, continue to blend in to background to capture guest shots and unposed candid images, which are sometimes the best shots when looking through your gallery, because they are the unexpected ones, and ones which you dont see yourself during the day itself.
The only people I will need help from (apart from the second shooter if booked) will be possibly Maid of Honour for any helping with Dress laying and generally helping you stay chilled whilst I ask questions to her. Also venue manager can help me know where to stand and go for group shots (they will have dealt with photographers many times)
We can either do this at the Ceremony location (like a Church), or if easier at the Reception location, and then we will use the list you created (more on that later) to get everyone togther in an orderly way.
Let me know if you want a shot of everyone together, I may be able to get to a higher spot to look down on everyone.
Good old UK weather! If the worst should happen and its raining then we can find an area inside for group shots, and then with couple shots I can suggest umbrellas, under trees, under arches or inside doorways. I will always try and find a dry time of day and get some outdoor shots, even 10 minutes is good enough to get 50 amazing shots!
Please fill in the questionaire if not already completed, and also send a group shot list in an email or text message. I will print this out as well.
The Questionaire is inside your client portal, just email me back if you cant see that section