Photography Planning Timeline

Three months from Wedding Day...

 

Start preparing for our one-month-out meeting!

  • Put together your photography list of pictures you like, including combinations of friends and family that you want to photograph together! Pro tip: Be sure to touch base with your parents—especially the moms—about family photos!

  • Determine where the bridal party will be getting ready day-of. At the one-month meeting I will collect addresses from you.

  • Chat with your partner about whether or not you will be doing a first look. If you do (or don't), that will be a big factor in our photography timeline for the wedding day! Can't decide? Check out my Bride Guide on the pros & cons of a first look (page 8).

  • Check out some of the other things we will be going over in our one-month-out meeting! (See below)

ONE-MONTH-OUT PHOTOGRAPHY MEETING:

 

One month from your wedding day, we will set up a phone call to go over final details and day-of timeline. Here are some things we will talk about... 

  • Photography list! Pictures you need, pictures you want. Now's the time to talk about it! Do you have a Pinterest board? Send me the link!

  • Day-of addresses. If not at the venue, I will need addresses of where the bridal party is getting gussied up.

  • First look? You've already chatted with your partner about the first look, now we will factor this into our photography timeline for the wedding day! 

  • Vendor contacts and/or Instagram handles. I like to tag all of your vendors when sharing pictures on social media. You can give me a list of their business titles or their instagram handles. Whatever is easiest for you!

  • Will you be writing letters to your partner? If so, make sure I'm there when you read them!

REMINDERS:

  • Ask your officiant to step to the side during your first kiss. 

  • Remind your caterers that vendors get served first after the bridal party

  • During this meeting, your second payment is due! As a reminder, final payment is due prior to the wedding day. 

ITEMS TO BRING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • Wedding invitation

  • Wedding rings

  • Free-standing flowers. Ask your florist if we can have a couple of free-standing flowers we can place with our photos of the rings and invitations!

  • Marriage license filled out to the point where all you have to do is sign. This saves us precious photography time! Pro Tip: Don't forget to write your married name!

FINAL CHECKLIST BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY:​

  • Have you sent me your photography list?

  • Have you sent me your getting-ready addresses?

  • ​Have you sent me your vendor list?

  • Have you submitted your full wedding payment?

WITHIN A WEEK OF YOUR WEDDING DAY:

  • You will receive sneak peek photos from your wedding day. If you're posting them to Instagram, please tag me @keepers_by_kelly!​ (Photo tags and word of mouth are hugely helpful to me and my business!)

  • I will ask any follow up questions that might have come up during the wedding day.

  • I’ll share a timeline for when you can expect to receive the rest of your photos (somewhere between 3-6 weeks, depending on the time of year.)

    • If there is an album included in your photography package, please select your favorite photos within 90 days of receiving the gallery. 

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

Don't hesitate to reach out to me! I want to help you in any way that I can. I love what I do and I love my couples; I’m so excited to be working with you!