I want your photos to be flawless, and I want your day to be peaceful and full of love. As you know, my style is journalistic. I would like to be unobtrusive and ready to capture your special moments. Here are some suggestions for you:
Avoid glossy lipstick and consider foundation or powder that will reduce your chance of having a shiny face. Please note that mineral makeup can cause unflattering effects with flash and natural light because they have little elements in them that reflect light.
Please note that any guests, family, and friends not involved in the formal family portraits should proceed to the cocktail hour. The more people around, the longer it takes to complete the formal portraits.
Be kind to ensure the presence of all family members required for photos. Plan for about 5 minutes per photo for shots fewer than 10 people, and about 10 minutes per photo for shots with more than 10 people. It always takes time to gather people and pose them so that everyone can be seen, etc. Please inform people before the wedding day that they are wanted for formal portraits, and where they should wait after the ceremony.
Please note that during the formal portrait session, no other cameras or camera phones are allowed. Additional cameras distract people in the images so they are not looking at the photographer's camera. Additionally, flashes from other cameras easily unbalance our lighting, which can negatively affect your photos. An easy way to explain this to guests is to display a sign similar to this.
In order to allow for an intimate photo session with the bride and groom, I need at least 45 minutes with just the two of you. It is likely that my assistant will be there, however everyone else should proceed to the cocktail hour. Please tell your wedding planner (or a bossy friend!) in advance so everyone knows what to do.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire. Your responses are important to me, as I want you to be absolutely obsessed with your wedding photos!
Note: If you prefer to complete this form via paper/pencil and email or snail mail the completed form, please contact me so I can send you a PDF version.
Thank you for all your effort!
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