Your Wedding Day Photo Timeline
A wedding is a whirl wind of events, gone in the blink of an eye. The most important aspect to a perfectly executed event is a well organized timeline. If you are looking to effectively plan out your wedding day with your wedding coordinator or fiance, here’s a look at a typical wedding photo timeline from my point of view. I am here to help assist you in planning out your day so that you don’t miss a beat!
8 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
I’ve just finished packing my bags and I’m now going over the wedding information form and having a meting with my assistant to talk about the details of the day.
4 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
I leave the studio for the wedding site. The bride’s hair and makeup should be well under way to leave plenty of time for first look and couples photos.
3.5 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
I arive at the preparation site to capture the finishing touches of hair and makeup and to document the bride getting into her wedding dress and the groomsmen making their final preparations.
2.5 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
We arrange for a“first look” for the bride and groom where they see each other before the ceremony for the first time. Immediately after this we begin the bride and groom’s portraits. We work in a variety of locations and capture a wide range of poses.
2 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
We begin formal photographs with the entire wedding party. About an hour before the ceremony we stop to allow you to freshen up, relax, and make it to the ceremony site on time.
30 MINUTES BEFORE THE CEREMONY
I leave the preparation site to set out for the ceremony site. Here I coordinate with my assistant and set up any equipment we need during the ceremony. I'll take a last look around and find where the light is coming from so I can properly capture your ceremony.
15 MINUTES AFTER THE CEREMONY
I immediately begin photographing family formals of the bride and groom’s immediate family.
30 MINUTES AFTER THE CEREMONY
I will arrive to cocktail hour and start candid photos of guests and continue into the reception. If there are any additional formal photographs desired we will take this time to finish them in plenty of time for the reception.
1 HOUR AFTER THE CEREMONY
At this time I strictly document the reception candidly as it unfolds, including the first dances, toasts, dancing, and cake cutting. But don’t worry; I am always available for any photo request you may have throughout the evening. Just ask!
4 HOURS AFTER THE CEREMONY
I will pack my equipment and prepare for departure. But first, I will check with you to make sure there aren’t any further photos you would like or an over time request. We may go outside for a night “time exposure” photograph of the both of you to showcase the beauty of your location at night.
*One month before your wedding i will provide you with my Wedding Day Itinerary form to fill out with all your wedding details including times, locations, family members, special wedding day events, vendors and much more. This information will ensure we are all on the same page for an unforgettable and stress-free event!
The timeline is above is based on a full 8 hour intimate wedding day, all elements can be tailored and suited to your wedding day needs. I work closely with my couples to ensure their timelines line up with their unique wedding day. A timeline for an elopement will be much smaller and tailored to the elopements alocated time and location.