The ultimate guide to planning your wedding!
(from a wedding photographer’s perspective)
Hello and welcome! I am so glad you have made it here.
Let’s get something straight right out of the gate - this is a guide. It’s definitely not a rule book! I’m all for guides, but I hate rules. Rules are not helpful to anybody - and they are certainly made to be broken.
So take this guide for what it is - a guide. You can follow none of it, some of it, or all of it. This is just here to help you plan your day and hopefully help answer some questions that you ‘sort of maybe’ already know, but you aren’t totally sure of because it’s your first time getting married. And that’s totally OK because for most people it will be the first and only time these questions need to be asked!
I’ve shot many, many weddings, and from that I get a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn’t. So I have spent some time putting this together because I would rather see this knowledge get used!
What happens next
money - balance
Making changes to your package
3) My approach to taking your photos
Direct, not pose
Do I need to practice in front of the mirror?
Getting the most out of your photographer
Do I need to include a second photographer?
What’s included in full day coverage?
4) Vendors: when to book, who to hire, and how?
Hair and Make-Up
Band or DJ
5) The Engagement Shoot
What to wear
6) The Film Package
What to expect
Good things take time
The equipment I use
7) The wedding day
Hair and Make Up
What types of shots I get, and what I don’t really need
Timings, distances to travel
Leaving the ceremony
don’t bring the certificate of marriage with you down the aisle
Feeding the photographer
Sparkler send off
What happens if it rains?
Worst case scenarios
8) Albums & Prints
Steps in putting together the album