Research your favorite wedding vendors and discuss your possible wedding date with them to ensure they are available!
Explore and book a skilled wedding photographer who understands your style and vision. Schedule an engagement session to get comfortable in front of the camera.
Discuss your desired wedding photos with your photographer, including must-have shots, family portraits, and any specific details you want to capture.
Work closely with your photographer to establish a realistic timeline for the day, considering the ceremony, reception, and key moments you want to be captured.
Collaborate with your photographer to identify ideal locations for your pre-wedding and wedding day photos. Visit the venues together to ensure the best possible settings.
Share your photographer's contact information with other vendors involved in your wedding, such as the wedding planner, videographer, and DJ, to ensure seamless coordination.
Discuss lighting conditions with your photographer, especially for outdoor ceremonies or evening receptions, to plan accordingly and ensure the best possible results.
Meet with your photographer before the big day to discuss any last-minute details, address questions or concerns, and ensure everyone is on the same page.
Communicate any specific moments or surprises you have planned during the wedding day, such as a first look, grand exit, or special performances, so the photographer can be prepared.
Trust your photographer to capture the essence and emotions of your wedding day. Relax, be present, and enjoy the celebration while knowing that your precious moments are being captured beautifully.
Remember, this checklist is just a starting point, and it's essential to communicate and collaborate with your photographer/vendors throughout the planning process to ensure a successful and memorable wedding photography experience.