About Pam Scott
About Pam Scott
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONNAIRE
Future Mr. and Mrs:
Go ahead! show me how your shiny new name will be!
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
District of Columbia
This is the location where the ceremony will be taking place
Wedding Date / Time
Website / URL
How do you want your wedding to be shot?
Good mix of both
When do you want group family photos taken?
Before The Ceremony
After The Ceremony
Where would be a good place for this to happen?
Do you require group shots of all the guests?
Do you want intimate session of the two of you?
Yes, we can allow at least a half-hour away from our guests
Where would be a good place to for this to happen?
Please check the items that are especially important to you:
Bride's gown and shoes
Candid shots of the bride and her maids getting ready
Bride heading to the ceremony site
Best Man with rings
Candid shots of groom and groomsmen getting ready
Groom heading to the ceremony site
Details of bride's gown
Details of grooms attire such as cuff links
Exterior and Interior of the ceremony site
Bridal party arriving
Bride and her father (or escort) just before walking down the aisle
Processional and recessional
Bride and her father (or escort) walking down the aisle
Groom reacting to bride walking down the aisle
Father (or escort) giving the bride away
Wide shot of the Altar/Chuppah
Bride and groom reciting their vows
Bride and groom exchanging rings
The couple's first kiss
Bride and groom being introduced to their guests as a married couple for the first time
Bride and groom exiting the ceremony site
Bride and groom in their getaway car
Bride and groom, each alone
Bride and groom with wedding party
Bride with her family
Groom with his family
Bride and groom with bride's family
Bride and groom with groom's family
Both families together
Bride with her mother
Groom with his father
Flower girl and ring bearer with bride and groom
Bride with bridesmaids
Groom with groomsmen
Bride with grandparents
Groom with grandparents
Exterior and interior of the reception site
Menu, escort, and table cards
Guests signing the book
Food stations and bar setup during cocktail hour
Wedding party entrance
Bride and groom first dance
Toast and Blessing
Bride and groom cutting the cake
Band or DJ
Bouquet and garter toss, anniversary dance
Candid shots throughout the night
Check all that apply:
That the photographer be as unobtrusive as possible
That the photographer organizes the day
Family group shots
Natural images (candid, etc)
Prices and packages
Avoid any B&W images
Avoid any images of inebriated guests
Any other choices that you would like to add?
How many guests are you expecting?
What type of ceremony will the wedding be: (religious, formal, informal?)
What setting will the ceremony be in: chapel, cathedral, temple, reception hall, outdoors? tent, etc.?
Are there any photography restrictions at the ceremony?
Please feel free to add any picture ideas you might like:
What is important to you when organizing your wedding photography?
Where are the bride & groom getting ready? (please provide addresses)
Is hair and makeup coming to you or are you going to a salon?
What time is the bride’s hair & makeup scheduled to start?
Do you plan on doing a first look?
If so, do you know where would like that to happen?
How many people are in your wedding party?
Are you doing a formal exit from the ceremony? If so, what type?
What type of transportation will you have between ceremony and reception (if in different location)?
What time do you need to be at your reception for intros?
What is the order of events at your reception?
Are you having sit down, buffet, or family style dinner?
Are there any special/unusual parts of your wedding day I should be aware of?
How many siblings do you both have?
Do you have a wedding hashtag?
We want your wedding photos to be flawless
Here are some suggestions for you:
Avoid glossy lipstick and consider foundation or powder that will reduce the chance of having a shiny face.
Avoid wearing a bra before putting on your gown, as it may leave marks on your skin. (This applies for bridesmaids as well!)
n order to allow for a private photo session of bride and groom, we will need at least half an hour of your time alone with the photographer.
Be kind to ensure the presence of all the family members required at your wedding photos. Plan for about 5 minutes per photo for shots with fewer than 14 people, about 10 minutes per photo for shots with more than 14 people.
It always takes some time to gather people together and pose them so that everyone can be seen, etc.
Before the wedding day inform the people you want in posed photos where and when they will be needed for pictures.
Pre-assign a family member or friend who knows the people to be in the pictures to round them up for the photos. Getting people where they need to before the photos is by far the most time consuming part of group shots. (Usually a bridesmaid who can be loud and a little bossy is good for this job!) Try to make a detailed list with names for the extended family and group shots to ensure we capture exactly what you want!
Please, make sure the cutting of the cake occurs within the booking time.
Thank you for taking your time to complete this questionnaire. Once I have received this information I might contact you with comments, questions and suggestions.