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Wedding Photography Tips for Brides

Here are a few tips to know before the wedding

Wedding photography tips for brides before the wedding | Q & A

Here are a few tips to know before the wedding:

    • It is important that you provide us with a starting time and location. It is important that I know, or my associate photographer knows when and where to start to shoot your wedding. I will be always one of the photographers if you choose for two photographers. In case of one photographer, my associate photographer may shoot any pre wedding ceremonies or post wedding receptions. However, this applies only if neither the pre wedding ceremony/rehearsal dinner, etc. nor the post wedding reception fall on the wedding ceremony day.
    • Family formals do not have to take over 30 minutes. However, this is only possible if we are organized beforehand! Please list ten different groupings for family photos. For example: 1. Bride and groom with parents. 2. Bride and Groom with grandparents. 3. Bride and Groom with siblings. With- in these groupings, you can have more than one shot (ex. B&G with Grooms parents, B&G with Brides Parents, etc.) 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. Please read more about how to save time when doing family photos: https://www.haringphotography.com/weddings-i-do/blog/family-photos-tips-and-tricks/
    • Make sure there is natural light in the room where the bride will be getting ready (window light). This makes a huge difference in your images! I promise!
    • If possible, try to have all bridal details together before the photographer arrives. (Dress, jewelry, shoes, bouquet, garter, veil, etc) this will make the detail shots more efficient!
    • Keep the area near the window free of trash, bags, snacks, etc. this will be where the bride will be putting on her dress!
    • Allow more time than you think you need to get ready! It’s better to be safe than rushed!
    • Location ideas for couple/bridal/engagement photo sessions: https://www.haringphotography.com/engagements/miami-engagement-photo-locations/
    • You will find a ton of information regarding wedding planning and photography here: https://www.haringphotography.com/how-to-plan-my-wedding/
    • Don’t forget to have fun!

Questions, I would like my brides to send me before their wedding:

Q. Can you provide me with a rough timeline of the wedding day? If we haven’t already discussed this in detail, now is the time! I would love to help you create a timeline that will allow for plenty of beautiful portraits and a stress-free day! If you’re sharing a FIRST LOOK, I will need to start shooting bridal details at LEAST two hours and a half before the ceremony. Three hours is recommended if there is no extensive travel time to the ceremony venue.

Q. Will you be doing any type of “Exit” from your reception? If so, what time will this take place?

Q. If there is travel time to and from your different venues, please include that time so I am aware of it.

Q. Names of the Maid of Honor and Best Man:

Q. How many Bridesmaids? (including the maid of honor)

Q. How many Groomsmen? (including the Best Man)

WEDDING VENDOR INFORMATION:

This information is important in the event of an emergency on the wedding day & it is also 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! (example: your necklace was your GREAT grandmothers that she wore on her wedding day! When I KNOW these details, I can make sure that I capture everything that has sentimental value to you!)

(Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)

  • Dress: Store where you Purchased (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Dress: Designer (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Bridesmaids Dresses: Designer & place of purchase(Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Groomsmen and Groom attire (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Florist (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Who is your Hair & Make up Artist? (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Ceremony Venue (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Reception Venue:(Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Wedding Planner / Coordinator (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • DJ/ Entertainment Services (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Videographer: (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Cake: (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Catering: (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • What Other Vendors Are You Working With?
  • What are your COLORS? This will help me as I prepare to shoot your details!
  • Invitations (Website and EMAIL PLEASE!)
  • Rings: Designer & Place of purchase: (Please include Website, EMAIL & INSTAGRAM handle if you have it!)
  • Favors:
  • How many guests are you planning on having at your wedding?
  • Are there any divorces or separations that I should be aware of during family formals? Any family situations I should be aware of?
  • Are their any RULES or REGULATIONS for photographers at your ceremony location? Q. Is there anything I should be aware of on the wedding day? Surprises? Gifts? Etc?

 

BOOKINGS AND INQUIRES

You have hundreds of decisions to make regarding your wedding. Deciding who will bring your memories to life is one of your most important ones. Please fill out the contact form and I will respond, typically within 24 hours. I would be honored to be a part of your wedding.


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