Thanks for helping me with this information. I want to make your big day go as smoothly as possible. Doing a little homework ahead of time means more time dancing and eating cake! Please fill out what you can, and let me know if there is anything else important to you.

If you have been given a timeline by a planner, band/dj, or another vendor I would appreciate you forwarding that to me. If not, please let me know timing of events (see below.) While no wedding day follows the schedule exactly, it is helpful to have an idea of what to anticipate.

Most couples send me a list of family members to be included in family portraits (see below.) At the wedding, I can suggest groupings and get lots of combinations. Alternatively, if you have a large or blended family (step-siblings, divorced parents, etc….) you can create a specific shot list. This way we get specific combinations and you don’t have to ask someone to step out for a photo- I will read out who is in each photo and we will go through the list.

Please note: The balance of your payment is due the week of the wedding. Please mail a check to: Sarah Jane Winter, 111 Burnet St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. If you have a wedding planner they sometimes deliver the check to me at the wedding.


I’ll be happy to photograph a Save-the-Date and/or invitation if you’d like. You can mail one to me or bring it to the wedding. You may want to gather any items you want me to photograph when I arrive at the wedding: invitation, rings, special momentos….

I recommend that the bride has her hair & make-up done before most of the bridesmaids as it sometimes takes longer than expected.

Please arrange to have your bouquet and boutonniere flowers delivered at the right time and place for any portraits before the ceremony. You may want to have them delivered to your getting ready site rather than the ceremony site.

Ok, now that that’s done, let’s go have some fun!