first wedding

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  1. ceno2000

    ceno2000 I AM PUNK ROCK!!

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    well my first in like 4 years help! i just feel a little overwelled. i want to do a really good job because it is for my fiances sister
    i just need some suggestions and shots to use- i will be using natural lighting and film
     
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    Well, first off, good luck! Weddings are fun and so overwhelming at times :)

    -If you haven't already, go check out where the wedding/reception will be. This will help plan out some good areas for shots and give a sense for what the lighting will be like

    -Have the couple complete a list of photos that they would like. I have one that I would be happy to e-mail you if you like. This way you make sure you get what they are looking for

    -We shoot mostly candid/photojournalistic style for weddings. so I do a lot of close ups of the flowers, back of the dress, bride/groom hugging, etc vs. the posed group shots. I do like to get the wine glasses at the reception and if the couple wants a shot with the flowers, invitation, etc together that looks nice too.

    -Trust your judgement. Since this is family, you probably already have a sense of what they will and won't like

    -Bring backup of everything, batteries, more film then you think you'll need, etc, etc, etc.

    -Oh, and have fun :)
     
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    ceno2000 I AM PUNK ROCK!!

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    thank you so much!!! i am sending you my email address as son as this is sent
     
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    ceno2000 I AM PUNK ROCK!!

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    okay i cant find your email address could you email it to me anyway
     
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    Hmmm... I send you an e-mail, but it won't let me attach anything. If you send your e-mail address to me at info@stalleyphotography.com I will gladly send you a copy of our list.
     
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    Hi AlisonS!
    Thank you for the advice you gave about pricing... :wink: but the advice you gave ceno2000 was great too! since I'm doing this wedding for the very first time! I'm totally an overwhelmed nutcase right now.
    I was wondering if I can sneak in here and get a copy of that list you were talking about as well? :lol: Or do you have a website I can visit? My e-mail is japmula326@yahoo.com. Thank you so much in advance!

    And ceno2000, good luck to ya'!

    Thanks!!!!
     
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    CYE, guys. I just sent it. Hope you can open and view okay. Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help!
     
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    at the risk of making you sorry you mentioned it, i too would like to see your list. i have my own mental list, but have never written it down. any chance you could post it?

    also, do you (or anyone reading this) have a good contract specific to weddings? i got a good general purpose contract from shark months ago, which is excellent, but i find myself editing it for wedding purposes. got anything good you could share?
    tia
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    Hey Alison! Thanks so much for that list. It's really helpful to see everything laid out like that....thanks for being so willing to share.... :D
     
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    Osmer_Toby, I would be happy to send it to you, what's your e-mail address? I also can send a copy of our contract.
     
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    This isn't formatted very well, but it's the general list of ideas.

    Wedding Photo Checklist
    This checklist assumes that the bride and groom will not be seeing each other before the ceremony. If you would like all portraits done before the ceremony please check off below:

    0Bride and groom WILL NOT see each other before the ceremony

    0Bride and groom WILL see each other before the ceremony

    0 We do not want any formal photos done of the wedding party/bride and groom after the ceremony

    0 We would like formals done after the ceremony, but please limit the time to

    Before the ceremony
    0 Dress alone
    0 Bride getting dressed
    0 Bride alone in dress
    0 Bride touching up makeup
    0 Bride with mother
    0 Bride with maid of honor
    0 Bride with bridesmaids (group)
    0 Bride with each bridesmaid
    0 Bride with both parents
    0 Bride with father
    0 Groom alone
    0 Groom with best man
    0 Groom and ushers putting on boutonnieres
    0 Groom with his parents
    0 Groom arriving at ceremony

    At the ceremony


    0 Altar/decorations
    0 Guests arriving
    0 Seating of family members
    0 Ushers escorting guests
    0 Groom, best man and officiant
    0 The processional
    0 Bride and escorts walking down the aisle

    0 The recessional
    0 Guests throwing bird seed/blowing bubbles
    0 Bride and groom outside with guests
    0 Bride and groom getting into car
    0 Bride and groom in car

    After the ceremony
    0 Bride and groom together
    0 Bride and groom with entire wedding party
    0 Bride and groom with children in ceremony
    0 Bride with her immediate family
    0 Groom with his immediate family
    0 Both families together
    0 Bride and Groom with officiant
    0 Close up of bride’s flowers
    0 Close up with hands/rings

    At the reception
    0 Bride and groom getting out of car
    0 Bride and grooms entrance
    0 Receiving line
    0 Newlyweds greeting guests
    0 Guests signing guestbook
    0 Flowers/invitation close up
    0 Bride and groom’s first dance
    0 Bride dancing with father
    0 Groom dancing with mother



    0 Bride dancing with father in law
    0 Groom dancing with mother in law
    0 Parents dancing together
    0 Bridesmaids and ushers dancing
    0 Guests dancing
    0 The cake table
    0 Bride and groom cutting cake
    0 Newlyweds feeding cake to each other
    0 Best Man’s speech
    0 Maid of Honor’s speech
    0 Buffet table/guests being served
    0 Head table
    0 Parent’s table
    0 Guest’s tables
    0 Musicians/DJ
    0 Bride tossing the bouquet
    0 Groom tossing the garter
    0 Bride and groom saying goodbye to their parents
    0 Guests saying goodbye
    0 Newlyweds getting into car
    0 Car leaving
    0 Bride and groom waving from car

    Wedding Party
    In order to make sure we get all the pictures that you want please provide the names (first name is fine) of the following people:

    Maid of Honor:
    Bridesmaid 1:
    Bridesmaid 2:
    Bridesmaid 3:
    Bridesmaid 4:
    Bridesmaid 5:
    Junior Bridesmaid:



    Best Man:
    Groomsman 1:
    Groomsman 2:
    Groomsman 3:
    Groomsman 4:
    Groomsman 5:
    Junior Groomsman:



    Flower Girl:
    Ring Bearer:

    Brides Mother:
    Brides Father:
    Are your parents married:
    0 Yes 0 No
    If not, will they be in photos together?
    0 Yes 0 No
    Step Parents names:

    Grooms Mother:
    Grooms Father:
    Are your parents married:
    0 Yes 0 No
    If not, will they be in photos together?
    0 Yes 0 No
    Step Parents names:

    Please use the space below to tell us any other special guests that you would like photographed or other special requests
     

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