Wedding Preperations

All the getting ready shots (hair, make up, casually hanging around with your family and the wedding party). We will also get the bride putting her dress and veil on.  In addition if the bride is doing a first look with her dad it will fall into this category.

Ideal time: 60 minutes

Possible locations:  bridal suite, groom's room

2

Details

Can coincide with the getting ready pictures.  We will spend about 30 minutes capturing all the important details (shoes, dress, rings, invitations, bouquets, etc)

Ideal time: 30 minutes

Possible location: Bridal suite, lobby, outside the room

3

Bride and Groom Portraits

Individual portraits of the bride and groom

Ideal time: 30 - 45 minutes

Possible location:  rooms, hallways, lobby, venue, garden 

4

First Look

Bride and groom first look & couple portraits

Ideal time: 30 - 45 minutes

Possible location:  rooms, hallways, lobby, venue, garden 

5

Group shots + Portraits

Each portrait grouping will take at least 2-3 minutes to pose and photograph -- this is assuming no one wanders off.  We will come up with a portraits list so we can make sure we get every grouping you want.

Ideal time: 30 minutes 

Possible location:  Venue

6

Family Portraits

This can be a daunting task, but we will develop a grouping list and we will roll right through it.  During these it is SO important that no one wanders off to say hi to your Great Aunt Sally.  The goal is to stay focused and run right through the shot list.

The most requested groupings are:

  • Each Partner with His/Her Attendants 

  • Bridge and Groom Portraits with Full Bridal Party

  • Couple with 1st (then 2nd) Partner’s Immediate Family Portraits (Parents & Siblings) 

  • Couple with 1st (then 2nd) Partner’s Extended Family Portraits (Parents, Siblings, & Grandparents)

  • Couple with 1st (then 2nd) Partner’s Super-Extended Family (Parents, Siblings, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, & Cousins)*

Ideal time: 3 minutes per group, 30-45 minutes

Possible locations: Venue

7

Wedding Ceremony

I snag some shots of the set up before guests settle down. One of the best shots I like to get is after you are married I will pause you at the end of the aisle and ask you to kiss, dip and smile!  Don't worry I will give you a hand signal to remember to do this! 

Ideal time: 30 - 60 minutes

Possible location: Ceremony Location

8

Reception 

I will get shots of the set up before guests arrive. We will nail all the important shots here.

Ideal time: 2-4 hours

Possible location:  Reception Venue

9

Golden Hour + Exit 

I recommend sneaking out of your reception right around sunset so we can capture some amazing shots with the most perfect lighting.  Plus, it will give you and your new spouse "alone" time.  Also, if you are interested in doing a staged exit, this is a great time to do that!

Ideal time: 20 minutes 

Possible location:  Venue

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Creating the perfect Wedding Day Timeline 

Creating your timeline is essential to make sure you leave enough time to get all of the photos that you hope to capture and for also letting other vendors (florist, hair, makeup, videographer) know where they need to be and when.  I am happy to help craft your customized timeline based on your wedding day! Below are tips and two sample timelines.  You don't want to go overboard and plan everything down to the exact minute or second, but a guideline for the day is helpful for everyone!

Sample Timelines

Sample Timeline

with first look

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Wedding prep/details/Getting Ready/Father’s ‘First Look‘

2:15 pm – 2:30pm: Individual Portraits

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: ‘First Look’ and Couple Portraits

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Wedding Party Portraits

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Family Portraits

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Ceremony Details and Cocktail-Hour + Reception Decor

5:30pm – 6:00 pm: Ceremony

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Post-ceremony Photos

7:00 pm - ? : Cocktail Hour and Reception Photos

8:00 pm (will changed based on time of year):  Golden hour portraits + staged exit 

Sample Timeline

without first look

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Wedding prep/details/Getting Ready/Father’s ‘First Look‘

4:00 pm: Individual Portraits

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm: Ceremony Details and Cocktail-Hour + Reception Decor

5:00pm – 6:00 pm: Ceremony

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Family portraits + Wedding Party portraits + Couple Portraits

7:00 pm - ? : Cocktail Hour and Reception Photos

8:00 pm (will changed based on time of year):  Golden hour portraits + staged exit