Photography Information: Picture List and Survey

This page is intended for Brides who have booked their wedding at Heaven on Earth, please read over the list below.  Then, if you would like, complete the survey so that we can have a better understanding of your photography needs.


The following is a partial list of the photographs taken by Jessi Marri Photography and Union Vibe Photographer for weddings at Heaven on Earth.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, there are many variables in photographing weddings, and therefore it would not be possible to list all the photographs that may be taken at any given wedding.  This is a guideline, to give Brides and Grooms an idea of what to expect.  There will, in addition to the photos listed here, be candid shots taken as we go along.

  • Cakes, both bride and when available groom’s cake, full cake and details of the cake.
  • Any special décor, table decoration, chair décor, special center pieces, any table favors: Both close up and full length.
  • Bride’s arrival, Original will be at the door 15 mins. before the brides arrival time, to be ready to take this picture.
  • Dress and other items before the bride puts them on: Full length and close up.
  • Bride getting dressed and getting ready
  • Portraits of the Bride: Multiple poses: Full length, ¾ length and close up.
  • Bride and bridesmaids, bride with each bridesmaid.
  • Groom’s portraits: Full Length and ¾ length.
  • Groom with Parents: all combinations of available parents.
  • Groom with groomsmen and with each groomsman.
  • Groom with ushers.
  • Bride with parents: all combinations of available parents.
  • Mother of Bride putting Garter on the Bride.
  • Father of the Bride putting penny in her shoe.
  • Entrance of honor guests being seated.
  • Mothers lighting the unity candle (if you are having one)
  • Entrance of the Groom and Minister
  • Each couple in the wedding party as they come to the balcony.
  • Flower Girl and or Ring Barer entering.
  • Bride at the balcony.
  • Bride on the staircase.
  • Bride being walked down the aisle.
  • Bride being presented to the Groom.
  • Ring exchanges
  • Full length of the Chapel
  • Various photos during the ceremony
  • Any events that occur during ceremony.
  • Kiss
  • Bride and Groom being presented.
  • Bride and Groom walking out of the Chapel.
  • Bride and Groom full length and ¾ length on the stairs in the Ballroom
  • Wedding party group Photo.
  • Bride and Groom with each set of available parents.
  • Bride and Groom with each available grandparents.
  • Grand Entrance photo.
  • Bride and Groom coming down the stairs.
  • First dance: a variety of shots, close up, full length, action dance shots.
  • Bride’s Family Picture: you will need to decide who you will want in your family picture.
  • Groom’s Family Picture: you will need to decide who you will want in your family picture.
  • Bride and Groom opening the buffet.
  • Candid photos of the guests at the tables as the Bride and Groom go table to table greeting guests.
  • Bride and Groom Cutting the cake.
  • Bride and Groom feeding each other cake
  • Bride and Groom with Toasting Glasses: both drinking and holding the glasses
  • Hands with rings over the Bride’s bouquet.
  • Bride and Groom at groom’s cake.
  • Bride and Groom’s portraits in front of the stain glass window in the cake room.
  • If the Bride and Groom wish to do so outside pictures on the grounds or in any additional rooms of the house that they request.
  • Pictures of the toast: full length and close up.
  • Pictures of any special dances: Father daughter, Mother son, Wedding party.
  • The bouquet toss: The Bride throwing and the Bride with the catcher.
  • The garter toss: The Groom taking off the garter, the toss and a picture with the catcher.
  • Photos of any other events or party games that occur.
  • The Bride and Groom leaving the reception: this includes pictures of the actual walking out as well as pictures of the Bride and Groom at the limo or leaving car.

 Photography Survey

How important is the photography at your wedding.

There are a large number of rooms to use for photos, as well as outdoor locations.  Please list any special locations you want to make sure we do pictures in.
We will be doing pictures of the Parents with the Bride and Groom individually and together.  Are there any special considerations with the Parents
When we do the Family Portraits we will be doing a Bride's Family picture and a Groom's Family picture.  It is possible to do this in a number of ways: Immediate: Mom, Dad, Brothers and Sisters Extended: Above plus Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles Everyone: Everyone related to the Bride.. then Everyone related to the Groom.   Check any of the ones you would like done.  If you are not sure at this time, do not worry about it.  Just be aware that we will be asking at the wedding for the Bride's Family for pictures, then the Groom's family for pictures.  You will need to know what this means to you.   Be aware, the more pictures you do of large groups the longer it can take.  If people listen and come up when called we can do all these groups very quickly.  If people do not come up when their group is called it can take some time.

Sometimes people want to do group pictures of groups other than family.  We are glad to do these group pictures.  Please list below any additional group photos you would like to have taken.  You do not need to list each person in the group.  Just put a name that you will recognize when we call for it.
Pictures outside at Heaven on Earth are amazing.  We need to know if you want to do outdoor shots, and if so how important is it to you that we take them.

There are a variety of types of photography.  We generally do a mix of styles to give the Bride and Groom the most choice.  If there is a particular style you would like us to focus on we can do so.  This does not mean we will not do some of all the styles, we can just focus more on one style if you prefer.  Pick one or two if you want us to focus on something.

Please list the most important photographs you want from your wedding.  This is intended to be a complete list of every photo you want at your wedding, but a list of what is most important to you.
Date and time of Wedding:
Bride's Full name
Groom's Full name