Wedding photography questionnaire
Every wedding photography client is different, and they all have different plans for their wedding photos. Therefore, as a wedding photographer, understanding your clients and what they expect from you is essential for your game plan. You may not have all the answers after you meet them. If you find yourself in that situation, a wedding photography questionnaire may be able to provide some insight.
When creating this questionnaire, try to cover as much about your couple as possible while keeping your questions short and easy to understand. While some couples may not have ideal responses, as their wedding photographer, you can use the information they provide to create their story. While there are no hard and fast rules for what you should ask couples, we provide you with some ideas in this blog post for possible questions to include.
Why is using a questionnaire a good idea?
No matter how long we’ve been in the wedding industry—there are certain methods we should apply to our business. One of these methods is creating and distributing wedding photography questionnaires.
This user-friendly questionnaire should be an essential component of workflow, enabling us to learn more about the couple, the event, and our client’s expectations. We can see clients’ ideal wedding through their eyes and discover what’s at the top of your list of must-have photographs and what’s most important by asking them to fill out a questionnaire specific to wedding photography.
There are several reasons to provide a questionnaire on wedding photography to our clients. However, these are some of the standouts.
1. Create simple schedules and timelines
Creating wedding day timelines and scheduling portraits for clients will be easier if we have all of your firm times for the day listed in one place, as opposed to going through a quick email to find out when they mentioned serving dinner.
2. Save time
Getting ready for marriage can take a long time. There is no need to take the process longer than necessary by sending follow-up emails to request additional information that was overlooked in the first correspondence. Spend a few minutes writing down the questions we need to get the information we need to photograph a wedding and reduce the amount of time both we and our clients have to spend on the process.
The advantage of question papers in passing has already been mentioned. To restore, though, all the important information needed throughout the day will be conveniently located in one place for easy access! Names of the bridal party, family members, and timeline can all be easily found by printing it out and carrying it with you on the wedding day.
4. Reduces errors
When all information including shot list and important information etc. is given in advance. To create a one-of-a-kind gallery with the moments that mean the most to them, we’ll know all the shots they need on their wedding day that may not already be on our general shot list. Suppose clients fill in all this information beforehand. In that case, they will have more time to think through these important events and what they want to see in their gallery and be able to give us accurate information – such as the address of the specific event time, and place.
5. Relieves stress
We will both feel more comfortable on their special day if our bride and groom complete a thorough questionnaire that tells us everything we need to know. Because we are organized and proactive and clients know that we have planned every detail for the day, they will feel much less stressed and worry-free knowing that everything is in capable hands.
A questionnaire for wedding photography is a great way to improve the client experience! Isn’t that what we all want? To give our clients the best possible service?
What types of questions should a wedding photographer ask?
Each wedding photographer customizes their questionnaire based on their personal experience and the elements they feel are important. A handful of questions wedding photographers frequently ask in their questionnaire; As this will be upon you.
- The customer’s name, his/her parent’s name
- Provide a list of your bridal party by name and role
- Please list the groom’s bridal party by name and role
- Where are the bride and groom getting ready? (include address)
- Is the hair and makeup team coming to you or are you going to the salon?
- When will the bride’s hair and makeup begin?
- How long will the event last?
- Do you do any special or religious ceremony?
- Will you have an announcement or special entrance?
- Will you have any special dances?
- Are there any photography ideas or details I should know?
- How many people are in your wedding party?
- Please list the event address and reception venue.
- What time will your event start and how long do you expect it to last?
- What are your colors for your wedding?
- Customer’s cell phone number?
- Do you have anything unique that is included in your wedding?
Now that everyone understands the purpose of a wedding photography questionnaire when to send one, what to include, and what it should look like. So, we can create our plan and give all of our wedding clients a better experience.