Stress Free Planning, means great photos for you!
Below are tips for your Wedding, please make sure you read these. At the end of this form you can fill in the information we require for your day and to credit various suppliers for their work later on when we write our blog post for your wedding.

The more organised you are at the beginning, it means the less stress you will have on the day. We have found that most of our clients don't really enjoy having their photo taken and would rather spend the day actually enjoying it with their friends and family. All we ask that you allocate us a certain amount of time we can get your photos done and then you can enjoy your reception with your guests.
•If you’re getting ready at home plan to get ready in the largest, nicest room you have available, and try to remove any clutter. The room should have a lot of natural light in it.

•Brides be organised with all your jewellery, dress, flowers, perfume, rings and any other accessories. Grooms be organised with their tie, cufflinks, aftershave, shoes etc.

•Remember we need time to pack and unpack our equipment, as well as getting from the groom to the bride, and then from the bride to the ceremony.

•Give your MC a list of photos you want to have with groups of people or someone that knows both sides of the family so they can find people easily. A lot of time is wasted trying to organise/find people and this cuts into your bridal party/one on one photos together.

•Make sure you have somewhere indoors away from your guests for photos, in case of wind or rain. 

•The best time of the day to take romantic photos of the bride and groom is around sunset.

•At the reception make sure someone lets us know a few minutes before any of the important events such as cake cutting, first dance, or speeches start. 

•Think about whether you want to let your guests take photos at your wedding, some people say no photos until they are announced as Mr and Mrs (have signs up or have your celebrant announce it). It can look terrible if you have photos of guests with cameras raised in shots.

•Wedding Coordinator (we highly recommend either hire someone or you delegate someone the task of meeting with all of your suppliers, to record any important information and be the go to person to sort things out for you on the day of your wedding.

•It is a good idea to take photos when you visit your ceremony and reception venues. We haven't been to every venue, so if you can let us know where you will enter from, where you will be standing for the service, it is very helpful to know when we meet one month prior to your wedding.

For checklists and planning see the following websites
https://www.weddingwire.com
https://www.theknot.com
http://shesaidyes.co.nz
http://www.brideandgroom.co.nz
https://nz.pinterest.com
Your local library also has bridal magazines to borrow and online publications





The Process for Booking Your Photography


1. Your initial email to me, to see if your Wedding Date is available. 

2. Complete the Form below.  

3. I draw up the contract for you both to sign and you sign electronically and then send it back to me along with paying the non-refundable deposit (my account details are in the contract).  If you wish to meet, you can come over to my house in Botany Downs or we can Skype. 

4. I will confirm I have received your signed contract and deposit and that you are all booked in.  You will receive a receipt from my accounting system. 

5. Closer to your Wedding Date I will check in and confirm that everything is all on track and confirm timings for the day.  One month prior to your wedding, I highly suggest you come over to meet us and to go over everything for your big day!





Timeline

Our 4 hour and 6 hour packages are popular, especially where the ceremony and reception are in one location. For these packages to work it is essential that you are on time. Depending on which package, we will either arrive straight at the venue or we will do getting ready photos if you are getting ready close to the venue. In the 4 hour package it is best for us to go straight to the venue. As a minimum for us to do a good job for you, we need 30 minutes before the ceremony starts to check our setup etc, 30 minutes for group photos straight after your ceremony (based on a guest size of around 50) then 30 minutes for a standard sized bridal party.


Below is a guideline to help you for what needs to be done for a 3pm ceremony.

10.00am – Girls hair and makeup start. Do a hair & makeup trial to see how long this takes before the day. Allow at least an hour per person. This always takes longer than you imagine.
1.30pm – Photographer arrives to the girls, bride gets into her dress, photos with the bridesmaids and family. Second photographer can go to the guys.
2.00pm – Guys leave for the ceremony to welcome guests (depending on location and if there is any pre setup needed)
It is better if the bride is on time. We can get photos of the bride getting out of the wedding car and then a few minutes to get photos before she goes into the ceremony.
3.00pm – Wedding ceremony. Check with your celebrant how long the ceremony is likely to take.
3.30pm – Congratulations from your family and friends
3.45pm – Family and group photos (30 minutes). Make a list of names and groups of people you want photos with and give them to your MC or someone who knows both sides to round up the guests. You don’t want to be wasting time on the day looking for people to have a photo with or find that they have gone walkabout.
4.15pm – Wedding party photos start (have drinks and food available with you, some venues will pack you up a picnic). Make sure drinks and canapes are served, to keep your family and friends happy. Organised games are an option.
4.45 pm – Wedding party arrives at the reception.
5.30pm – Speeches
6.00pm – Dinner
6.30pm – First dance and cake cutting

In this example timeline above, if you have a 4 hour wedding package, we would arrive at 2.30pm and leave at 6.30pm. A 6 hour package gives you more time for pre wedding photos (if you are close to the venue, as you need to allow for travel time between your home and the venue).


Form for you to complete. Please complete as much as possible or put NA or a dash if you aren't having these.
Email address *
I'd love to learn more about the two of you! How did you meet and how did your fiancé propose? *
Full names of couple *
Contact mobile numbers for both *
Email address for both of you *
Contact mobile numbers for your maid of honour/best man (incase we can't get hold of you on your wedding day) *
Date of Wedding *
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Do you wish to pay by credit card? A fee applies of around 4% (current at the time of writing this) on top of the package prices above. *
Ceremony Venue *
Do you have a rain option at the ceremony venue? *
Ceremony time *
Time
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Theme/colours of Wedding *
Decorations (eg. bubbles/petals/confetti/archway/red carpet etc) *
Reception Venue Location *
Reception Start Time *
Time
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Total number of guests *
Are you exchanging letters or gifts with each other? (make sure the photographer is there to capture you opening/reading this) *
Invitations (please have one for us to photograph if you would like to when you are getting ready) *
Bridal car *
Music/Band including music you are using for walking down the aisle, once you are married walking down the aisle, and first dance *
MC (make sure they have a list of family/group/friend photos you want) *
Who is giving you away? *
Are you honouring any family members that are no longer here? i.e. table of photos, lighting candles *
Celebrant name, time likely to take & details of the ceremony order i.e opening, what marriage is, vows, announcing husband & wife *
Music/Band name *
Caterers name *
Florists name *
Wedding Cake Supplier *
Videographer name *
Bridal Dress Company name and Style of dress (ie. mermaid/lace/etc) *
Bridal Veil *
Bridal Shoes (where are they from) *
Bridal jewellery name *
Bridal Hairdresser name *
Bridal Makeup name *
Bridal nails name *
Bridal party names (bridesmaids and groomsmen, flower girls, page boys) *
Bridesmaids dresses (name of company) *
Flowergirls dresses (name of company) *
Pageboy suit (name of company) *
Grooms suit (name of company) *
Groomsmens suit (name of company) *
Jeweller for Rings *
Who is doing a speech and estimated time of each speech *
First Dance song *
What is your Timeline? Remember we need to be at your ceremony location at least 30 minutes before the ceremony starts *
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