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3 Tips for Preparing your Wedding Photographer for the Big Day

March 11, 2019


Knowledge is power. All wedding photographers have a pretty good idea of what is going to happen at a wedding, but you only care about preparing them to photograph your wedding. You need to do your homework so they have very specific information about your family and your partner’s family. Bridal party outside in NYC

1. Make a Who’s Who guide to your wedding for your photographer

What is your mother’s first name? How many siblings do you have? Who are your grandparents on your father’s side? How many bridesmaids are there? Who is the Maid of Honor? Your Who’s Who guide will provide great clarity as to who is important, how to address them, and their relationship to you. It is a key to your two families and your best friends. The list should have two columns: one for each family with role (i.e. bride’s sister/Maid of Honor), first and last name, and nick name. At the bottom in one column, list the names of the wedding party, their roles and full names.

2. Make a list of the portraits and group photos for your photographer

From that cast of characters in your Who’s Who, make a numbered list of the portraits and group photos you “must have,” starting with the two of you and working your way through the family shots from both sides and wedding party. Decide who to include in your formal portraits. Once you create your list, share it with your photographer and discuss where and when you want to shoot these particular portraits. Their input will help you judge how much time is needed to complete the list and help you establish the timeline of the wedding day.

3. Give your photographer the floor plan

Give your photographer the reception floor plan with table numbers and a list of the key parent tables (i.e. 1,3,5) and key friends tables (i.e. 15,17,19). This will show your photographer the people who are most important to photograph, that may not be in your family or in your wedding party. At Gruber Photographers, we work with you to capture this special day in your life. Our team is full of talented and experienced wedding photographers ready to document your memorable moments. Give us a call at 212-262-9777 to learn more!

The Interview: The Wedding Photographer

February 16, 2019


There are a few things to consider before choosing your wedding photographer, and what will help you the most is knowing what questions to ask. Feeling assured that your photographer is up to the task will relax you and give you the freedom to enjoy every moment of your wedding day knowing that someone you…

The Importance of Doing an Engagement Photo Session

January 24, 2019

All too often couples jump right into the stresses of wedding planning and forget to take some time to cherish and enjoy their engagement before moving onto marriage. One way to take it all in and memorialize that period of your life is with an engagement photo shoot. This pre-wedding photography session allows you to…

3 Expert Tips for Planning a Successful Corporate Event

January 7, 2019


Organizations hold corporate events to treat their employees, to launch new ideas, or perhaps to kick off fundraisers. Corporate events span from casual to fancy, and success comes with an attention to venue, a focus on guest experience, and a way to capture each important moment. Here are the ingredients to planning a successful corporate…

What to Consider Before Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

December 23, 2018


Your wedding is a story waiting to be told. The storyteller is your wedding photographer, ready to capture the beautiful shared moments between you, your spouse, your family, and your guests. Consider the following before choosing a wedding photographer: Is your vision and style compatible? It’s up to you to decide what style you desire…

How to Pick a Wedding Planner

November 29, 2018


Your wedding planner turns your wedding fantasies into reality, so picking the right one is crucial to a smooth, cordial planning process. Here are a few expert tips to help you pick the wedding planner that’s right for you. 1. Research their brand Focus on a wedding planner’s brand to determine if they are the…