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WEDDING DAY TIMELINE

Every wedding is unique and so it is difficult to pinpoint an exact wedding photography timeline template. 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 1) the day will fly by, 2) most weddings run slightly behind schedule, and 3) we’ll make these photo sessions fun, so it won’t seem very long at all!

RINGS, DRESS, SHOES & OTHER DETAILS

 

 

Ideal Time Allotment: 30 minutes
Ideal Time of the Day:  Before the Bride's hair and makeup starts
Ideal Location: Bridal Suite

We start the day off by photographing all of your details. 30 minutes allows us enough time to carefully document your wedding dress, wedding shoes, jewellery, flowers, the rings and anything else that is special or important to you. 

PREPARATION

 

 

 

 

Ideal Time Allotment: 60 minutes
Ideal Time of the Day: After hair and makeup is complete
Ideal Location: Bridal Suite 

Having an hour of photography time following hair and makeup is ideal for our style. During this time we are doing some fun robe shots, hair and makeup portraits, exchanging gifts or letters, and getting dressed. Keep in mind that these are some of the most emotional and fun times of the day, so you don’t want to cut it short!

Our lead shooter will be with the bride while the second shooter will be with the groom. While it doesn’t take guys an hour to get dressed, there are still tons of great moments to capture during this time between the groom and his family and friends.

INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS

 

 

 

 

Ideal Time Allotment: 30 minutes
Ideal Time of the Day: After Prep time
Ideal Location: Bridal Suite, Hotel Suite, Venue Lobby, or Venue Garden

Right after prep is the best time for individual bride and groom portraits. Hair and makeup are still fresh, dresses and suits are still looking sharp and the available beautiful window light creates a unique look that can't be duplicated in any other environment throughout the rest of the day.

FIRST LOOK 

 

 

 

 

Ideal Time Allotment: 20 minutes 
Ideal Time of the Day: Late Morning or Early Afternoon
Ideal Location: At your venue or a location of special meaning to you both

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 5 minutes, the rest of the time is spent on a few basic portraits of the bride and groom. We can then allot an extra 60-90 minutes for the creative session now or save that until later in the day following the ceremony

CREATIVE SESSION

 

 

 

 

Ideal Time Allotment: 1 hour 30 minutes  (plus travel time if required)
Ideal Time of the Day:  After the first look or after the ceremony
Ideal Location:  Venue Garden or Off-site Location

Your creative portrait session will require 1 hour 30 minutes. During this time, we get a variety of shots in a variety of poses. We start off with the basic, classic photos focused on great expressions and lighting. Then we move into a set of fun and creative shots. Finally, we know how much your bridal party means to you, so we are sure to get pictures of the whole group as well as you with each one of your bridesmaids or groomsmen individually.