We all know that one of the important things of the wedding is to accurately calculate the timeline of all the moments, organize everyone and not be stressful.
The wedding coordinator will certainly help you with this, but today we’ll talk about an equally important part - i presenting you my tips of wedding photography timeline.
Here you can not do without the opinion of your wedding photographer .
You can always share your ideas and point out those moments that you would like to capture and how. And the photographer with one wave of his wand will arrange everything so that you simply will not even need to think about it on your wedding day.
This is one of the important parts of the photographer’s work, to calculate the time provided in order to be in time for everything and perfectly perform his work.
As a photographer, I always explain to the bride how much time I will need at one time or another, such as getting ready of the bride and groom.
I always take an hour for each of them, and rarely, but even this is not enough (when the creative stream rolls over :)).
In this period of time, a lot of things can be captured: makeup, hairstyle, dress, bridesmaids who will certainly come to take part, opening a gift from the groom with a full gamut of emotions, first look with parents and their reaction, etc.
For a better result, for example, many photographers know that shooting a wedding party takes about 30 minutes, family portraits takes about 30 minutes, and finally couple portraits takes about 45 minutes and can last up to 1 hour.
Sometimes a couple needs to clearly show how you, as a photographer, distribute all this time. I had a bride who really wanted the whole wedding day to be captured and don't miss a minute, but at the same time she chose photo package for only 7 hours, thinking that this should be enough.
Having compiled a schedule, taking into account all her wishes, it turned out that she needed at least 9 hours and clearly she understood how it all worked.
Again, inserting or removing some moments can save time somewhere or just capture more things and better shoots.
Sometimes brides are asked to insert the first look into the schedule and at the same time thinking that it can take 10-15 minutes, which is not true.
The first look has many advantages, which I also talk about in one of my articles, it can be seen here (5 Reasons you should do a first look ).
It’s like a small photo session of only two of you and, for example, having done it before the ceremony, you don’t need to waste time on it and calmly take off family portraits and wedding party portraits and there may still be enough time to spend with all guests at the cocktail hour.
You see, there are many potholes and without help, and the composition of your wedding photographer can not do;)
Here I share a couple of examples of how your wedding photography timeline can be composed without stress and loss of time.
Timeline Template #1 (for couples having a “first look”)
2:00 - 3:00 groom getting ready
3:00 - 4:00 bride getting ready
4:00 - 4:45 first look of the bride and groom
4:45 - 5:00 ceremony set up
5:30 - 6:00 ceremony
6:00 - 7:30 photo session on the beach (group picture, families, wedding party)
7:30 - 11:00 dinner & reception (speeches, cut the cake, first dance, party)
Total 9 hours
Timeline Template #2 (for couples not having a “first look”)
3:00 - 4:00 groom getting ready
4:00 - 5:00 bride getting ready
5:00 - 5:30 ceremony
5:30 - 7:00 photo session (group pictures, families, wedding party, couple's photo session)
7:00 - 10:00 dinner & reception
Total 7 hours
Destination Wedding Photographer in Punta Cana - Antonina Yurieva