The information below is from a ‘document’ that we share with couples that have booked us. It is created at the beginning of each year and sometimes in the middle of the year.
It discusses feedback and issues that came up in a small fraction of weddings I shot during the last two years. Any and all feedback 'sensitizes' us and we want to discuss it as a way to improve the quality of our products and services and keep smooth any interaction with your other vendors. We are always open for questions and comments and if any of these are of concern to you, please feel free to contact us to discuss them.
1. What To Shoot
When we come to a wedding we normally know the bridal couple and quickly get to know the parents of both the bride and the groom. Remember we have not met anyone else and while you know all your family and friends, we have to learn who they are 'on the fly' as the wedding progresses. We often can get 'cues' from the clothing or the lapel flowers. However, we may not remember who the brothers and sisters are. So often in the reception when people are dancing, we will concentrate first on the bridal couple and then look for other 'interesting' action that is going on. If we recognize a close relative, we may choose to take video of them. However, you are the 'expert' on who people are and so if there is something in particular you want captured and we am concentrating on something else, we depend on you to let us know and direct our attention to that place or activity that needs to be captured.
Additionally, if there is something at any time during our stay there that you want captured, we need you or someone else to let us know what it is, where it is, and when it is. We can obviously only be in one place at a time, but we want to always be where our presence is most useful to capture your event.