-- wedding timeline tips --
When should the photographer arrive?
Typically 1 - 1.5 hrs before the bride puts on her dress
When should the bride put on her dress? well, keep reading!
What is photographed in that first hour?
• Detail Shots! Shoes, accessories, invitations, special mementos
• Getting Ready! A few final touches of hair/mu & e'ryone hanging out
• Guys! Tying ties and shoe laces, putting on cuff links etc
• Gals! Bride getting into her dress and shoes, putting on jewelry
➵ TIP: Tidy up the area as you go to avoid a clutter distraction in these photos!
When should the bride get into her dress?
Generally 30-40 min before the ceremony, but this depends:
• Will there be a first look with any family members?
• Will there be a first look with the Bride + Groom?
• Will you be opening a gift/letter once dressed?
• Will we be doing any group photos before the ceremony?
➵ TIP: Taking some group photos before the ceremony saves time post-ceremony!
What do I need to know about family photos?
• Let family know *ahead of time* to stay post-ceremony so everyone's ready! (10-15min)
• I start with Bride’s side & then go to Groom’s side. It’s best to go from the largest group to small (Extended > Immediate > Parents > etc.)
• I have a questionnaire I send out for you to specify any adjustments to these shots! :) This is just my standard go-to.
• After family and full-bridal party photos, everyone except Bride + Groom is free to enjoy cocktail hour or wait for introductions!
➵ TIP: Have a designated person to help corral the correct family members in place!
How much time should i allow for Bride + Groom portraits?
• Realistically, 30 min (depending on locations and travel time).
• Majority of the B+G photos can be taken during this time, but we know you're anxious to get to the party!
• Also, there's some beautiful light coming later, depending on the time of year, let’s take some magical photos near sunset!
(*ask about this for your reception timeline if sunset takes place during the Reception!)