WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE

An outline for your wedding day photography

Weddings are not cookie cutter events, each and every one is unique, yours will be as well. However, there is a recipe for success when you follow our ideal wedding photography timeline for planning your day.  Looking at some of the times we outline may seem like we are suggesting too much time on paper, but keep in mind that 1) the day will pass quickly, 2) most weddings run slightly behind your scheduled times, and 3) we’ll make the photo sessions enjoyable. We will work to keep you focused so you will be relaxed and the photos will reflect this.

DRESS, SHOES, RINGS, & OTHER DETAILS

Ideal Time Needed – 30 minutes
Ideal Time of the Day – Morning
Ideal Location – Bridal Suite or Hotel Suite

Advice – Having a block of at least 30 minutes for details shots. This ensures that we have plenty of time to get the perfect photos of your wedding details. This includes your dress, rings, shoes, bouquets, and the other details of your day.

There are times when a hotel room is too crowded or simply unappealing for documenting; in those situations, we have to take the dress to a different location such as the lobby or possibly outside. This takes time, but you can see from the results, it’s well worth the additional work.

BRIDE & GROOM PREPARATION

Ideal Time Needed – 60 minutes
Ideal Time of the Day – Morning or Early Afternoon
Ideal Location – Bridal Suite or Hotel Suite

Advice – Having an hour to capture preparation is ideal for our style photography. During this time block, we get close ups of the makeup and hair being applied, but also the candid moments you want. We’ll also document during this time the bridesmaids and groomsmen getting ready for the day. 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.

Rowena and Shawn work as a team, but if the timeline overlaps and both the Bride and the Groom are getting ready at the same time, Rowena will be with the bride and Shawn will be documenting with the groom. Sure it doesn’t take the 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 Needed – 30 minutes
Ideal Time of the Day – Morning or Early Afternoon
Ideal Location – Bridal Suite, Hotel Suite, Venue Lobby, or Venue Garden

Advice – Right after completion of Bride & Groom Preparation is the best time to capture individual portraits of the bride and groom (separately). Makeup and hair is freshly applied at this point, the day hasn’t started to become hectic yet, so we have the opportunity to take our time and get those perfect portraits for you.

Also, please remember that the window lighting in most hotel room situations creates a unique look that can’t be duplicated in any environment throughout the rest of the day. These moments are yours alone and will be a unique showpiece you will be proud to display.

the FIRST LOOK & DAYTIME COUPLES SESSION