March 7, 2017
Before we start, we wanted to just say this: We believe that your wedding day is about you as a couple and your love. PERIOD. The day does not revolve around your wedding photographer. However, we also believe that being strategic when you are planning your wedding photography timeline can produce some amazing portraits. Working with your wedding photographer to create a wedding photography timeline is going to do wonders for your final images. We may not know everything, but as wedding photographers we know a thing or two about making schedules.
In this first part of the series, we’re going to talk those first parts during the day: the detail shots & getting ready!
The very first thing we do when we arrive at a wedding is the detail shots! We’ll often walk around, scope out the best lighting. We take the time to photograph all of those details while the bride is still getting her hair and makeup done. We like to photograph your hair and makeup once you have gotten the majority of your makeup on and we’ll start shooting as the final touches are being applied. If we were to start photographing brides from the moment we arrive, we might catch them in curlers!
We suggest scheduling 30 minutes at the beginning of the day for enough time to photograph all the little things. You’ve put in a lot of time finding the perfect little details and we want to have enough time to do them justice in your wedding photography. They take time, effort, and a lot of attention to, well, details.
When we think about wedding day photographs, we often think about the beautiful portraits that are captured of you & your love. However, a good bit of your wedding collection will be comprised of your getting ready photos. We suggest budgeting 45 minutes to an hour in your wedding photography timeline to be spent photographing the bride & groom getting ready. Scheduling about 30 minutes allows for hugs, tears, and excitement from your friends and family. We don’t want to rush those moments!
We hope that you’re enjoying this series so far! We are so excited and cannot wait to share with you our wedding photography planning and scheduling tips for the next portion of the day: First look, Family portraits, and Ceremony.
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