Here are some tips you might find helpful in planning your wedding photography schedule
Couples often ask me how to best schedule the day to get the most out of their wedding photography. Though every wedding is unique in its own special way, and though every photographer works differently, these are some general guidelines.
Simply put, start earlier than you think you need to! All too often a couple assumes this will take only half an hour, when in reality you should allot at least an hour and a half to this.
In addition to capturing photos of you getting ready, I use a portion of this time to capture important details like the dress, shoes, location, and anything else I feel will contribute to telling your story.
(Separate) Wedding Party Photos
Prior to the ceremony I like to take twenty minutes to capture photos of the Bride with her bridesmaids and the Groom with his groomsmen. This is a wonderful opportunity for some fun and relaxation with your friends right before the most stressful part of the day.
Every wedding ceremony is different, so it is very important to let me know how long you anticipate the ceremony to last as well as whether or not there will be anything unique happening during the ceremony such as lighting candles, etc.
The best time for formal family photos is almost always immediately following the ceremony because everybody is already present and together in the same place. I recommend allowing half an hour for this, depending on what all you want taken. Having somebody hang around to help round folks up is extremely helpful to everyone involved and will help the whole process go smoothly!
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