Relationship Questionnaire for Wedding Photographers
One of the best ways to build a business is to connect with your clients on a personal level. I do this in my wedding photography business by sending a relationship questionnaire. This questionnaire covers everything from:
Questions about their relationship
Questions for the Bride
Questions for the Groom
Questions as a couple
Questions for their engagement session
Once you have this information- writing blog posts and social media posts that actually CONNECT with an audience will be a breeze.
Ever get home from a wedding and realize that you forgot to take a shot of the Bride with her Grandmother? Or a shot with all her siblings? Coming up with the entire family shot list can be daunting. Especially when there’s a ton of siblings, spouses, nieces, nephews and grandparents to include. This shot list covers every combination of family formals you could possibly have and is provided in a PDF and a Word document so you can quickly input your couple’s family members names into the appropriate place. This will enable you to be done with the shot list in a matter of minutes. Wow your couples by doing this for them and then send it to them for review so it’s one less thing they need to think about. This has blown away my clients again and again.
Engagement Questionnaire for Wedding Photographers
The engagement session is such a special session for every one of my couples. It is a session all about them – without the distraction of other guests or wedding day duties to attend to. Asking your couples’ these questions before planning their engagement session will not only make the session run smoothly but it will also give them the chance to personalize the session and make it special to who they are as a couple.
The engagement session questionnaire has all the questions you need to collect to help plan the perfect engagement session for them! It includes questions about the season the couple would like to have their session, whether or not they will be using these photos for save the dates, and special props (or furry friends) they want to include in the session, and so much more that your couples probably haven't even thought about that will make the session so much easier for you!
You’ve just booked another wedding! Yay! Now it’s time to jump right in and start planning everything for their big day. The timeline questionnaire is a great starting point for gathering preliminary information from your couples about their wedding day. This questionnaire includes questions about ALL the basics. It covers everything from the first look through the reception. By sending this questionnaire, you will be able to start building a basic preliminary timeline for your couple so they can use it as a basis for planning the schedule of events with their other vendors. This will be fleshed out in more detail once you send and receive their Wedding Day Questionnaire, but this will give you the info you need to create a skeleton early in the process (before hitting the snag of not enough time for pictures if you wait too long to create this!)
Wedding Day Questionnaire for Wedding Photographers
As the wedding photographer, it is critical that you participate in the process of creating and solidifying the timeline for each wedding day. By creating a detailed wedding day timeline, you will be able to coordinate with the couple, their families, and their other vendors to ensure that everything runs smoothly throughout the day.
This questionnaire includes all the information you need to know about venue addresses, family member names/relationship to the couple, names and contact information for everyone in the wedding party, ceremony details, reception details, portraits and so much more. The Wedding Day Questionnaire is by far one of the most important pieces of my wedding photography workflow and is sure to put you and your clients at ease for their big day!
For every single one of my couples, I create a timeline based on the questions from the Timeline Questionnaire and the Wedding Day Questionnaire that includes an almost minute by minute rundown of how the day is going to flow. This puts every couple at so much ease because they know exactly what to expect throughout the day.
Do yourself AND your clients a huge favor and take the stress of creating a timeline off their plate. And not only that, educate them that you do this for them! Creating an organized timeline will not only facilitate a stress-free day but it will elevate your client experience and impress not only them but their vendors too! Use these timeline templates as a baseline for building the perfect wedding day timeline in minutes, not hours!
8 hour timeline with a first look
9 hour timeline with a first look
10 hour timeline with a first look
11 hour timeline with a first look
8 hour timeline without a first look
9 hour timeline without a first look
10 hour timeline without a first look
11 hour timeline without a first look
Timeline Equation Master Sheet with a first look
Timeline Equation Master Sheet without a first look
Newborn, Maternity, Family Questionnaire Bundle for Photographers
This questionnaire bundle is for milestone, lifestyle, portrait photographers! Aka, newborn photographers, maternity photographers, and family photographers! Since those three often go together for a lot of people, I decided to bundle all the questionnaires into one product to make it easy peasy for you!
Documenting people’s growing families is such a gift, and I believe, as photographers, our goal is to get to tell our client’s story in the most unique and special way we can, and to do that, I think it’s so important to really know our clients and their stories. After all, we as photographers, are storytellers.