WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE | IDEAL TIMES FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
With the diversity of the cultural aspects of our weddings, it’s difficult to plan and allocate an exact wedding photography timeline template. However, there are ideal time frames you should consider when planning your day.
PREPARATION OF THE BRIDE
Ideal Time Allotment – 1,5 hr
During the bride's preparation I always like to start with all the important details such as dress, rings, jewellery etc. After I took all those pictures I love to photograph bride during her make up and hair being style and whole candid atmosphere at the room.
Sometimes I start with the groom earlier and that takes about 40-60 minutes and then move to the bride. Or there is always option to have a second photographer for the grooms preparation so I can focus on taking pictures of the bride.
Tip from your photographer – Right after preparation is the best time for individual portraits of the bride and groom and family potraits. Besides makeup and hair being completely fresh, the day hasn’t gotten hectic yet so we can take our time and get those perfect portraits.
FIRST LOOK AND DAYTIME COUPLES SESSION
Ideal Time Allotment – 45-70 minutes
Advice – The first look should be around 45-70 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 10-15 minutes, the rest of the time is spent on a few basic portraits of the bride and groom.
WEDDING PARTY PHOTOS
Ideal Time Allotment – 30-45 minutes
Advice – Wedding Party Photos should be around 30-45 minutes. It always depends on how big is your bridal party. I like to tak some formal pictures first and the move into a set of fun and creative shots.
Ideal Time Allotment – 30 minutes
I always ask couples to prepare a list of group pictures that will help us save time and will make our day go smoother and also we won't forget about anybody important in pictures.
CEREMONY DETAIL AND VENUE
Ideal Time Allotment – 15-20 minutes
I really like to photograph all the small details that you prepared for your wedding day as well as your room, tables, flowers arrangements and of course a cake before you cut it.
While I am trying to capture the day as it unfolds I will be standing for your side for the whole day and will make sure that we have enough time to photograph everything that is important and you can always count on my advice and creativity.
Wishes you best of luck - your wedding photographer.