Wedding Date *
Wedding Date
Bride (or Bride/Groom #1) Maiden Name *
Bride (or Bride/Groom #1) Maiden Name
Groom (or Bride/Groom #2) Name
Groom (or Bride/Groom #2) Name
Time Wedding Photography Begins
Time Wedding Photography Begins
Time Wedding Photography Ends
Time Wedding Photography Ends
BRIDE'S INFORMATION (or Bride/Groom #1)
Bride's Married Name
Bride's Married Name
Bride's Cell Phone
Bride's Cell Phone
Please have dress, shoes, ALL engagement and wedding rings, invitation suite, jewelry, bouquets, perfume, and any other sentimental items ready for photographing. To ensure the brightest diamond, please brush your ring lightly with toothbrush & toothpaste, rinse well.
Address of Bride's Getting Ready Location
Address of Bride's Getting Ready Location
GROOM'S INFORMATION (or Bride/Groom #2)
Groom's Married Name
Groom's Married Name
Groom's Preparations
Please Note: It is usually most efficient to photograph groomsmen straightening ties, tying shoes, and visiting once they get to the wedding site. I am happy to photograph groom at his preparations site BEFORE coming to the bridal preparations location. Please allow 30-45 minutes.
Address of Groom's Getting Ready Location
Address of Groom's Getting Ready Location
DAY OF WEDDING COORDINATOR INFORMATION
Wedding Coordinator's Name
Wedding Coordinator's Name
Coordinator's Cell Phone
Coordinator's Cell Phone
CEREMONY INFORMATION
Time of Wedding Ceremony
Time of Wedding Ceremony
Please specify if church does not allow flash photography, if photographer must be confined to certain areas of chapel, etc.
Type of Ceremony
Do you plan to see each other before the ceremony (first look)?
NOTE FROM CAT: A First Look is a great way to calm nerves before the wedding, and enjoy some private time together. It also allows for more portraits of the bride and groom together, and offers the opportunity for family portraits before the ceremony so you can enjoy cocktail hour with your guests instead of greeting guests during reception dinner.
FORMAL FAMILY PORTRAITS
When should formal family portraits occur?
Please list the photo groupings with names in the box below. EXAMPLE: Bride and Groom with Bride's grandparents (Grandma Ruth & Grandpa Joe), parents (Joe and Mary), sister (Sarah), brother (James), and brother (Henry).
Please list the photo groupings with names in the box below. EXAMPLE: Bride and Groom with Bride's parents (Joe and Mary), sister (Sarah), brother (James), and brother (Henry).
Please list the photo groupings with names in the box below. EXAMPLE: Bride and Groom with Bride's parents (Joe and Mary), sister (Sarah), brother (James), and brother (Henry).
BRIDE ONLY with BRIDE'S PARENTS? *
Please list the photo groupings with names in the box below. EXAMPLE: Bride and Groom with Bride's sister (Sarah), brother (James), and brother (Henry).
BRIDE ONLY with BRIDE'S SIBLINGS? *
Please list the photo groupings with names in the box below. EXAMPLE: Bride and Groom with Groom's grandparents (Grandma Ruth & Grandpa Joe), parents (Joe and Mary), sister (Sarah), brother (James), and brother (Henry).
Please list the photo groupings with names in the box below. EXAMPLE: Bride and Groom with Groom's parents (Joe and Mary), sister (Sarah), brother (James), and brother (Henry).
Please list the photo groupings with names in the box below. EXAMPLE: Bride and Groom with Groom's parents (Joe and Mary)
GROOM ONLY with GROOM'S PARENTS? *
Please list the photo groupings with names in the box below. EXAMPLE: Bride and Groom with Groom's sister (Sarah), brother (James), and brother (Henry).
GROOM ONLY with GROOM'S SIBLINGS? *
Please indicate any sensitive family situations such as divorces, illness, deaths, etc.
Wedding Party Portraits
Please check the photos you would like to include in your day.
RECEPTION INFORMATION
If you have a formal exit planned for the end of the night that you plan to have me stay to capture.
Please tell me about any special or unique touches you have incorporated into your wedding day that you want to make sure I capture.
VENDOR LIST
Wedding Planner
Wedding Planner
Submitting Your Wedding to Magazines & Blogs
I like to share the weddings I photograph with weddings with editorial publications—wedding magazines, wedding blogs and other wedding-industry and trade publications.
If you approve of submission of your wedding photos to wedding publications, please write a bit about you, how you met, how you decided to have the kind of wedding you are having, special touches, etc. Editors like to offer fresh ideas to readers and feature weddings that showcase couples' personalities, so talk a bit about how you made your wedding your own.
WEDDING DAY TIMELINE
To help me do the best job possible at your wedding, please complete the following expected timeline for your day. These items may appear out of order in the list below, which is fine. Just be sure to list the approximate time you expect these items will happen. Leave blank any item you are not planning for your wedding.
Photography Begins
Photography Begins
Photography should begin 60 minutes before stepping into your dress to allow time to capture wedding day details & preparations. Photography should begin 90 minutes before stepping into your dress if I am capturing the groom's preparations off-site. Please allow 2.5 hours before the ceremony if you are planning a First Look or want family and wedding party portraits taken before the ceremony begins.
Groom Preparations (if photographing)
Groom Preparations (if photographing)
Bride Steps Into Gown
Bride Steps Into Gown
TIP FROM CAT: Please bring a nice padded or wooden hanger for your gown. Allow 20 minutes for lacing a corset style gown.
First Look & Couple’s Portraits
First Look & Couple’s Portraits
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony
Formal Family & Wedding Party Portraits
Formal Family & Wedding Party Portraits
CAT'S TIP: Please allow 20-40 minutes, depending on number of groupings. These are best done after the First Look or directly after the ceremony.
Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
Bride & Groom Sunset Portraits During Cocktail Hour or dDinner
Bride & Groom Sunset Portraits During Cocktail Hour or dDinner
CAT'S TIP: If you opt for a First Look, this short portrait session is optional. If cocktail hour occurs near the end of the day/sunset, this is when I will photograph your portraits together. If cocktail hour happens earlier, plan for your portraits during dinner.
Grand Entrance to Reception
Grand Entrance to Reception
Dinner Served
Dinner Served
CAT'S TIP: If sunset occurs during dinner, I will ask if you would like to step away for 15-20 minutes for portraits.
Toasts & Speeches
Toasts & Speeches
First Dance
First Dance
Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dances
Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dances
Cake Cutting
Cake Cutting
Bouquet & Garter Toss
Bouquet & Garter Toss
Open Dancing
Open Dancing
Grand Exit
Grand Exit
Photography Coverage Ends
Photography Coverage Ends