Hey there, bride!
You’re doing it! You’re getting married, and it’s an extremely exciting time! Except for logistics (not so exciting). When should people be where, and how much time do we need for this, and that? It’s called a timeline… yep, it’s a tad overwhelming to think the whole day through hour by hour… have no fear, I got you!
Here are some key questions to ask yourself when planning your timeline. OH, and by the way… if you’ve booked a collection with me, I will personally help you build the best possible timeline for your day!
FIRST: How long do you have your venue, and what time should your guests leave?
Second: How long do you have your photographer? When will he/she arrive? What events do I want to be photographed?
Third, and maybe the most important: What time is the sunset and are you doing a first look? This should determine what time your ceremony takes place.
Why am I telling you all of this?
Timelines are obviously not as easy as you think, and if photography is an important aspect of your day (which it should be), making sure that you have sunlight after the ceremony is important (especially if you don’t plan on doing a first look)!
My brides are hiring me because they love my work and my style. If there isn’t sunlight, I can definitely still take portraits with my flash, but your images won’t be what you see on my blog or on my website!
Overall: This is how much time your photographer needs in order to give you the images you are looking for!
Details: 1 hour
Getting Ready: 30 minutes
First Look: 30-40 minutes
Bridal Party: 30-40 minutes
Family Formals: 30 minutes
Just Married Portraits: 20-30 minutes
Sunset Portraits: As much time as you will give me!
As I previously said, it is a part of my collections to help you with this wedding day timeline! SO take me up on it! I promise you won’t regret it.
Thanks for coming to my Timeline Ted-Talk 🙂
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