With the diversity of the cultural aspects of our weddings, it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact wedding photography timeline. However, there are ideal time frames you should consider when planning your day. Some of these times may seem long on paper but keep in mind that the day will fly by. Most weddings run slightly behind schedule and we’ll make these photos session fun, so it wont’s seem like a long time. Great photos don’t just happen, we have to make time to get the best of your big day.
~Allow at least 90 minutes for getting-ready photography and details of the dress, shoes, jewelry, etc.
~Plan on 30-60 minutes for your first look. This allows us time to get to a pretty location. And for you and your love to spend a little quality time together after you see each other. We will also do newlyweds portraits at this time.
~Plan on 30minute with your wedding party for formal portraits.
~30-60 minutes for family photos works well. Keep in mind each posed portrait takes approximately 3 minutes. If we do these just before the ceremony then you will be able to attend most of your cocktail hour.
~About 30-60 minutes for your ceremony should be accurate. Even 5 minute ceremonies take a bit longer when you count the time it takes right before and right after.
~Cocktail hour – 60 min. Perhaps we slip away so you can have a moment of quiet together
~60-120 minutes for dinner and toasts.
~Plan on 30-60 minutes for first dance and other formalities. I consider these things pretty critical. If anything else is behind schedule, this often runs a bit behind schedule
~Open dancing. This could be anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours of coverage. Not all dancing is created equal. What are your friends like and what type of photos do you want?
Wow! So it takes a bit of time just to be there for key moments. Plan on 7-9 hours of photography. After all, good photography is based on being at your wedding to capture moments as they happen.