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Wedding Day Photography Timeline

 
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Getting Ready

Depending on your coverage hours, we do like to start our booked coverage with a bit of getting ready.

Usually we arrive at least one hour before your ceremony start time to capture you getting in your dress and all your family and friends hanging out with you before your walk down the aisle.

Allocate at least 30 - 45 mins, plus buffer time = 1 hour

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A First Look

What is a first look you might ask?

It’s when you and your love see each other before the ceremony and that walk down the aisle.

This is your day and I would never want to pressure you to do this just for the sake of more photos or making it easier for me, your photographer.

To be honest, only about 10% of my couples opt for a first look.

If a first look with your partner isn’t something you are interested in - you can opt to do one with your family & friends at your getting ready location instead.

Whatever you decide - I’m all for it!

Allocate at least 30 - 45 mins

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The ceremony

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Family Portraits

During Cocktail hour

Immediately following your ceremony, especially if you didn’t have a first look - we’ll get right into the family portraits. We do this so that we can get to them quickly, so you can get back to celebrating with your family and friends! It does take a little effort and help- because right after the ceremony, every one of your guests will want to hug you, talk to you and congratulate you. BUT DON’T GET DISTRACTED! Once we get through the family portraits, you’ll be back to celebrating with everyone in no time!

Completing your wedding timeline questionnaire will help us create your family formals list easily. We do ask for immediate family formal lists only but will make sure to have time to do extendeds during reception - or if we are fully able to create your day’s timeline.

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Wedding Party

During Cocktail hour

Immediately after the family formals, if you have a wedding party, we’ll do a few of those formals - from individuals to pairs to the groups of both sides. If you’ve done a first look, we may have done this before the ceremony! And if we have, then that just means you get to enjoy more of your cocktail party- YAY!!

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Reception

Dinner & Toasts

After the ceremony & cocktail hour (which we hope you’ll be able to enjoy too because we are pretty fast and thorough during the family formals & wedding party photos) - then it’s time to relax and enjoy the rest of the night’s scheduled events AND ALSO EAT & DRINK cause you’re MARRIED!

We try to eat when you and your wedding party eat so that we are ready for to document the toasts & speeches. (and it’s also nice to re-energize and eat a little here and there too! But we are pretty used to stuffing our faces in under 5 minutes when we’ve had to wait for a meal after the guests too. It’s not ideal, but we go with it!)

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Golden Hour

Right Before Sunset

Sometime during your reception, after toasts (or sometimes right before) I’ll ask to whisk you two away to do a quick 10-15 minute session and will promise to bring you back before the next set of schedule events.

Because I create your wedding photo timeline at least 4 weeks before your day - we make sure that the time of this fits within your schedule and you don’t miss a thing! I make sure to find out the approximate time of sunset and work around this - collaborating with your planner or coordinator too, of course, so that we are all on the same page!

You can check the sunset time for your date here.

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Let’s Party

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