--  wedding timeline tips  --

When should the photographer arrive?

Usually 1 - 1.5 hours before the bride gets into her dress!
When should that be? Keep reading!

What is photographed in that first hour?

• Getting Ready! A few final touches of hair/makeup & everyone hanging out

• Detail Shots! Shoes, accessories, invitations, special mementos

• Guys! Tying ties and shoe laces, putting on cuff links etc

• Gals! Bride getting into her dress and shoes, putting on jewelry


TIP: Have bridesmaids tidy up the area as they go, to avoid a clutter distraction in these photos!

When should the bride get into her dress?

Generally 30 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 gifts or letters from each other?

• Will we be doing any group photos before the ceremony?


TIP: Taking Bridal party/group photos before the ceremony saves time post-ceremony!

What do I need to know about family photos?

• Let family know they need to stay post-ceremony so everyone is ready! (10-15 min).

• I have a basic list of family shots I cover unless you specify otherwise in my pre-wedding questionnaire.

• After family and full-bridal party photos, all except Bride + Groom are released to go enjoy cocktail hour.


TIP: Have a designated person helping corral the correct family members as they are needed!

How much time should i allow for Bride + Groom portraits?

• This is my favorite part! Realistically, 30 min (depending on locations and travel time).

• We'll get the majority of the bride + groom photos during this time, but we know you're anxious to get to the party!

• There's a last hurrah! We want to sneak you out for 15 min around sunset!
*ask about this for your reception timeline


TIP: Keep it just the bride + Groom! we have things covered / keeps it efficient & less distracting.