You've booked your wedding photography! NOW WHAT?

First off, thank you so much for booking with me! 

I know there are so many photographers, and having your business and trust is something I don't take lightly. I want you to feel free to contact me at any time. You'll have my full attention. 

Work - 720-515-2606
Cell - 801-636-3566

So, what's next? Well, depending on how soon your wedding is and if we're shooting engagements, there might not be too much for a while. Over the years, I've discovered that, during the planning process, a lot gets changed, so doing too much planning in advance is often in vain. That being said, there are a few things we ought to do fairly soon, and a few other things that need to be done a week or two prior to the wedding. 

Timeline: I can't express how important a good timeline is. I will capture your wedding day as it happens in a a fun, creative, documentary style. That being said, creating specific, unique photos takes time and planning. You’re not going to have sunset photos if you’re eating dinner during sunset. A good timeline will take all things into account as you balance priorities. As soon as you’re ready, I’d love to do a video chat, or meet in person, and help you layout the beginning of your timeline. From those beginnings, you can finalize and create a detailed timeline that we’ll go over together a week or two prior to your wedding.

Family Formals: Family formal portraits can be a stressful time, and I want to help minimize that stress and have it go as smoothly and quickly as possible. No one likes to be standing in line to have their photo taken for an hour. I would recommend no more than 15 formal groupings. Of course, you know the family dynamics and titles best, but below is the general concept I like to adhere to:

A. Whole family group (mastershot)
B. Bride and Groom, Bride’s parents
C. Bride and Groom, Bride’s parents, Bride’s siblings
D. Bride and Groom, Bride’s family (grandparents, cousins, etc.)
E. Bride and Groom, Groom’s parents
F. Bride and Grooms, Groom’s parents, Groom’s siblings
G. Bride and Groom, Groom’s family (grandparents, cousins, etc.)
(Send the masses to cocktail hour)
H. Wedding Party
                Bride with all bridesmaids
                Bride with each bridesmaid
                Bride with groomsmen
                Groom with all groomsmen
                Groom with each groomsman
                Groom with bridesmaids

Emergency Contacts: At some point, I need to get information for two individuals I can contact in case of emergency. These should be people who will have their cell phones with them (on silent) at all times. If you have a wedding planner or coordinator, he/she should be one of these contacts.

Your Story: Before the wedding, I would love to get from you a short, fun story about the two of you, as I often include these in my blog posts. Anything that you’d be willing to share would be great. Couples often share stories about how they met, about their relationship, and about the proposal. 

Vendor List: I often submit wedding photos to blogs, magazine, websites, etc. for publication. To increase the likelihood of publication, I need a thorough vendor list. I’d love to get a list from you of EVERY company that helps with your wedding in any way, everything from where you got your engagement ring and who made your cake to who coordinated, DJ'd, and took your amazing photographs ;-).  (Other examples: venue, florist, catering, officiant, bakery, transportation, dress, hair, makeup, rentals, etc.).

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