Trusting me also means not handing me with a detailed shot list but allowing me to naturally capture everything as it unfolds. Of course if there are things that are especially important to you that have sentimental meaning such as a brooch or a guest or a pet then please do make sure I'm aware to keep an eye out. Allow me to be creative in the way I work and trust that I will capture every detail.
I respect that you have spent a lot of money on your dress but sometimes I will ask you to climb over a fence to get into a lovely field at sunset. And you will be reluctant but then thank me afterwards when you receive your photos! And you are likely to get your dress laundered at the end of the day so don't worry about it getting a little dirtied on the day.
8. Venue restrictions
This is usually only an issue in churches. There are no legal or official restrictions to shooting during a ceremony but every vicar is different in their approach to photographers. Some have had bad experiences in the past and are therefore very strict about movement and placing during the ceremony. It's hugely frustrating to hear on the morning of the wedding as I arrive at a church that no pictures are allowed during the ceremony. Some of the most touching and beautiful shots can happen during the ceremony and it is a real shame not to have this record.
I suggest a couple of things. Firstly find out if it's going to be an issue up front. Find out what the vicars concerns are. Reiterate to them that you have a very experienced photographer who does not use flash, has a camera with a silent mode and will be very very discrete and respectful. This should calm their fears.
If it continues to be a problem I usually ask my brides if they trust me to use my own judgement to disregard any regulations and capture the ceremony in the way that I would usually do. My priority is to you to capture your day as you want it.