• Drink your water! Get your sleep! Both are key to a good mindset and happy skin. :)

  • If you are an AC client, please ensure you submit your Wedding Detail Questionnaire (emailed to you a few months before your wedding) & schedule your final Timeline Meeting with me.

  • Create a list of all groupings for family formal portraits (suggestions in this blog post!) and include it in your Wedding Detail Questionnaire or share it with your photographer in advance. To help portrait time run smoothly, I highly suggest printing a copy and designating a loved one to help corral folks on the big day.

  • If you're big into detail photos, consider purchasing a personalized ring box and/or hanger to display your rings and garments for photos.


  • Pack all details to be photographed in a box to give me (or have waiting in your hotel room/wedding suite) when I arrive on the wedding day. This way, I can capture and give them back before they are needed. Details include (but are not limited to):
  • Your Save The Dates, wedding invitation suite, and other stationery.
  • Your shoes, wiped down (if worn) and ready to be photographed.
  • Perfume, earrings, cuff links, and other accessories.
  • Any family heirloom pieces, including lace/dress/veil fragments.
  • Your wedding floral/greenery for styling, to be added the day of your wedding to ensure it is fresh. Ask your florist in advance to set aside a few extra blooms for this. They can usually throw in some to deliver with your bouquet the morning of!

  • If your wedding party or family members need to be somewhere for photos, make sure they know where and what time. For example, if your dad is coming to your hotel room for a "first look" with you, make sure he knows what time to be there.


  • Before I arrive, please clear the room of wrappers, coffee cups, trash, and anything else you don't want to be captured in photos. Consider hiding or tucking away suitcases, makeup bags, and other similar items.

  • Have the box of details for me to capture ready to go. I'll ask for it upon arrival!

  • Steam & hang important garments/accessories as soon as possible. They will be among the first things captured.

  • Make sure you have my cell phone number (available in my email signature & at the top of all contracts) in your phone should you need to reach me. Make sure to give my phone number to a trusted friend/family member (usually the person listed as your contact in the Wedding Detail Questionnaire) so they have it, as well!

  • RELAX and enjoy your wedding morning! I can't wait to celebrate with you!

xoxo, Alaura