Wedding Day Questionnaire

Wedding Day Timeline 

Wedding Day Timeline Questionnaire

This questionnaire is to make sure your wedding day goes by smoothly & fun. Our goal is to make sure your wedding day does not feel like a photo-shoot. It's important to us that you are relaxed as you celebrate, trusting that we'll be documenting everything that's important to you. 

If you have a rough-draft timeline, please send that over as well. If not, we'd love to help make one. Please fill out these questions as best as possible, thanks!

(You can also see a timeline example here).

Please feel free to also send us over a simple mood board / or pinterest album / or just your favorite photos.

Its a good idea to plan to start the actual ceremony 15-30 minutes later to give guests time to arrive / take a seat.
Planning for a first look allows for a more relaxing & fun day. You'll also get many more photos together & with family/bridal party this way. We highly recommend a first look for every wedding. Almost all of our couples decide to do one, and no-one ever regrets it! If you'd like to keep it traditional, no worries, it'll all work out fine. :)
We encourage to get ready at the venue as much as possible, we'll most likely meet you there for the final getting ready photos.
Since we do bridal party photos prior to ceremony, it's best to have all the bouquets dropped off at least 3 hours before ceremony time.
Knowing this will help to know when to photograph details of your sweet set up. The earlier the better!
We typically leave shortly after cake-cut.
For reception lighting, we prefer to stay with the natural ambient light as much as possible. But some reception (and even ceremony) settings can be really dark at night. Sometimes we'll set up a small constant light to light up the speeches/toasts. We'll also use off camera flashes for dance photos / bouquet + garter toss / cake cut / etc.
Both sides combined=
Any certain spots at the venue that you have to have a photo at together?
Please feel free to describe, or email over any exact photos if you want.
Please rate the importance of each thing below *
Please rate the importance of each thing below
Agree= Yes, please prioritize! Disagree= Not the top of the list. On a wedding day, we shoot in a photo-journalistic style. Which means we won't be interrupting your wedding day to create posed scenarios. We will photograph what really happens, and we'll do posed photos during the planned portrait time. We do our best to work off of a typical check-list, but since each wedding is completely different we can't guarantee that everything will be documented. Please rate below the things that are some "must-haves" for you.
Details of dress/rings/flowers
Details of ceremony/reception set up
Getting ready - hair/make up
Putting on dress/attire
Bride/groom reading cards/opening gifts
Posed Couple Photos (traditional / classic / the ones you parents will probably put on their fridge)
Candid Couple Photos (walking around / hanging out / dancing)
Conceptual Portraits (Artfully staged, just for the aesthetic. Sometimes a stale/deadpan/non-emotional look, not much interaction between you).
Landscape / Far Away Setting Couple Photos (Little people, big setting)
Intimate Couple Portraits (close up / PDA)
5 minute Sunset Photo Session (If you want, we'll steal you away for a quick minute around dinner time to get some fun sunset lit photos)
Formal Bridal Party Photos
Formal Family Photos
Candids of family/friends
Ceremony traditions
Reception events
What's their email / website?
Name / Website / Email
Dress designer + boutique? Brands of suit, rings, shoes?
Florist, Make-up + Hair artists, DJ, etc.
The first kiss, together at sunset, hugging grandpa, etc.


Thanks so much for taking the time to fill out that lengthy questionnaire, please let us know if you have any questions. :)