So you're planning a wedding. If you're anything like I was, you may be pretty stressed out! I hope I can set your mind at ease! I'm here to answer any questions you have, and I want to make your wedding day photography as stress free as possible.
I like to have an in-person consultation with you before you book your wedding day, and when you hire me as your photographer, I'll give input on your wedding day timeline, when and where certain photos should happen, and how available lighting should be used. Chances are, this is your first wedding you're planning! But I have experience in many, many weddings and I know just what works, and what doesn't.
I usually arrive 4-5 hours before ceremony time. I recommend bridal party being curled, lipsticked & completely dressed ~4 hours before ceremony time. It's a big window, but it allows enough time for beautiful, non-rushed portraits of everyone. Here's what a typical timeline looks like:
10:30 - Photographer arrives. MUAH started 2 hours ago.
10:30 - 11:00 Details/location. Rings, shoes, bouquets, boutonnieres, reception decor, handkerchief, grandparent's gifts, garter, veil, dress, invitation suite, and more.
11:00 - 12:00 Finish getting ready photos for guys/girls. Bride gets into dress. First look with mom/parents/bridal party if desired.
12:00 - 12:30 Bridal portraits, Bridal party portraits
12:30 - 1:00 Groom portraits, Groom party
1:00 - 1:30 First look. Bride & groom portraits
1:30 - 2:00 Combined party portraits
2:00 - 2:30 Groom's family, bride's family, and combine family
2:30 - 3:00 Wiggle room. Time for golden hour bride and groom portraits if possible.
3:00 - 3:30 Ceremony
3:30 - 7:00 Reception & Exit
And just like that, it's over! You'll receive your online album & mailed flash drive within 6-8 weeks!