Ideal Timeline for Photos

EVERY WEDDING IS DIFFERENT
While these FAQ’s might answer some of the questions you have – I tend to approach things with flexibility and reason. My photography is continually growing and evolving, so I’m always excited to talk about what makes you and your event unique.
Pricing
Weddings Start At
$2,100
Family Portraits Start At
$400
Elopements & Small Affairs Start At
$1,500
Ideal Wedding Day Timeline for Photos
Ideal Time Allotment – 30 minutes
  • * Ideal Time of the Day – Morning
  • * Ideal Location – Bridal Suite or Hotel Suite

Advice – Having at least 30 minutes for details ensures that we have plenty of time to get that perfect photo of the dress, rings, shoes, bouquets, and the other details of the day.

There are times when the room is too crowded or not very appealing – so I may take the dress etc. to a different location or even outside. This can take a little time, but it’s worth the additional effort.

Ideal Time Allotment – 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • * Ideal Time of the Day – Morning or Early Afternoon
  • * Ideal Location – Bridal Suite, Hotel Suite, or the Client’s Home

Advice – Having 45 minutes to an hour of prep time is crucial to capture some of the most emotional and fun times of the day. During this time, we are getting close-ups of the makeup and hair being applied as well as the candid moments and the bridesmaids and groomsmen get ready for the day. You won’t want to cut this time short.


Ideal Time Allotment – 30-60 minutes
  • * This is for a scheduled first look before the ceremony
  • * Ideal Time of the Day – Morning or Early Afternoon
  • * Ideal Location – Venue Garden, Empty Venue Hallway (shaded areas with natural light)

Advice – The first look should be around 30 to 45 minutes. During this time, the bride and groom enjoy seeing each other for the first time on the wedding day. While the actual first look might only be 5-10 minutes, the rest of the time is spent on a few portraits of the bride and groom.

Will will save the major session of the couples for later. However, if there is no other time in the day, it is best to allocate another 45 minutes to an hour here so that we make sure we have enough photos of just you two.

 

Ideal Time Allotment – 1 hour
  • * Ideal Time of the Day – Late Afternoon (Sunset)
  • * Ideal Location – Venue Garden, Beach, Park, Any Place Chosen beforehand

Advice – Couple session should be around 1 hour and should take place 30 to 45 minutes before sunset. The is the best time in terms of lighting.

It also allows me to capture scenic shots with colorful skies. If your wedding is in downtown or in an area with tall buildings, it’s not as important to have this specific time frame (although it still helps).

However, if you booked your venue because of the spectacular views, it’s essential to follow this advice in your timeline.

Ideal Time Allotment – 30-40 minutes
  • * Ideal Time of the Day – Afternoon
  • * Ideal Location -Venue Lobby, Venue Garden, Beach, Park, Off-site Location

Advice – Wedding Party Photos should be around 30 – 40 minutes. During this time, we get a variety of shots in a variety of poses. We start off with the basic, classic photos focused on great expressions and lighting.

Then we move into a set of fun and creative shots. Finally, we know how much your wedding party means to you, so we are sure to get pictures with you and each one of your bridesmaids or groomsmen individually.

Ideal Time Allotment – 30-40 minutes
  • * Ideal Time of the Day – Afternoon
  • * Ideal Location -Venue Lobby, Venue Garden, Beach, Park, Off-site Location

Advice – Immediate Family Photos should take another 30-40 minutes. It’s important to have additional images with your parents, grandparents, and siblings beyond the basic formal.

Plan on 3 minutes per group on average. For example, if you have 10 groups, schedule in a 30 minute time slot.

We all know how much weddings mean to the immediate family, and we want to make sure we’re capturing enough pictures with them.

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