In the hustle and bustle of putting together wedding there are a few things that go under the wayside. I’m sure you think ‘Oh my photographer knows what to capture’. The truth is we like to focus on what matters most to you. And, that can vary from person to person. For example. One of my brides, her father made all of the centerpieces for her wedding. I would not have known that if I had not asked.
I always ask my brides, ‘are there any significant things you want me to focus on’ or ‘is there a shot list you have?’ When photographers ask that question, they want to know things such as:
- Are there any family heirlooms that will be incorporated in your wedding day?
- Are there any people that you may have exceptional relationships with?
- Is there anything that has been especially made for your wedding day that you would like me to focus on?
- Are there any people that you don’t get to see very often that you would like me to photograph during the reception?
- Are there specific poses you would like me to attempt during the getting ready, ceremony, or reception?
Another detail that I ask about is ‘Family Dynamics’. Are there any divorces, or animosity between any family members that I need to know. Are there any people you think will be difficult during the photographing of the extended family?
These questions are all very important.
While it is your photographers job to make sure to capture your precious moments. We do need information to make sure that we can get exactly what you are looking for.
I always go into detail with my clients and ask a lot of questions before hand and request a shot list. This way when the day comes you don’t have to worry about what will or won’t be captured.