RINGS, DRESS, SHOES, AND OTHER DETAILS
Having at least 30 minutes for details ensures that we have plenty of time to get that perfect photo of the dress, rings, shoes, bouquets, and the other details of the day.
There are times when a hotel room is too crowded or unappealing, we have to take the dress all the way down to the lobby or even outside. This can take some time, but as you can see from the results, it’s well worth the additional work.
CEREMONY DETAIL AND VENUE
Please allow 30 minutes for us to take pictures of the ceremony site, completely set up with no guests or vendors in the area.
Before you have the guests seated, it’s important that we are there to capture the complete set up of your ceremony site so we can capture the scene at its best.
Having an hour of preparation is ideal for us. During this time, we are getting close ups of the makeup and hair being applied as well as the candid moments of 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.
Tip- Have someone in charge of keeping the room clean and tidy. This will help get some amazing shots without it looking messy.
Right after prep is the best time for individual portraits of the bride and groom (separately). Besides makeup and hair being completely fresh, the day hasn’t gotten hectic yet so we can take our time and get those perfect portraits.
WEDDING PARTY PHOTOS
Wedding Party Photos should be around 30-45 minutes. During this time, we get a variety of shots in a variety of poses. We start off with the basic, classic photos.
Then we move into a set of fun and creative shots. Finally, we know how much your wedding party means to you, so we are sure to get pictures with you and each one of your bridesmaids or groomsmen individually.
FORMALS (EXTENDED FAMILY, IMMEDIATE FAMILY, AND FRIENDS)
Formals should take around 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of your family and the number of guests.
Plan on 3 minutes per group on average. For example, if you have 10 groups, schedule in a 30 minute time slot.
We also recommend being very organized, with a list of groups and helpers from each side of the family to help round people up.
Couples session should be around 1 hour and should take place ideally 45 minutes before sunset. This is the best time in terms of lighting.
It also allows us to capture the awesome scenic shots with colorful skies. If your wedding is in downtown or in an area with tall buildings, it’s not as important for us to have this specific time frame (although it still helps).
Please allow 30 minutes for the second shooter to take pictures of the reception room completely set up with no guests or vendors in the area.
Similar to the ceremony details, this is the only opportunity we have to capture the beauty of the reception room prior to guest arrival.