OK! Let’s taLK WEDDING TIMELInE!

Ceremony Time: For the best lighting, plan your ceremony roughly 1-1.5 hours before sunset in a location with even lighting.

First look (optional): We highly recommend doing a first look. Seeing each other before the ceremony can be equally, if not more special than seeing each other at the alter. We promise to make it special. This is a great way to get more photos and also get the nerves and the ugly cries out. Also, you’ll feel more present during the ceremony. But, it’s your call. It’s your day!

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EXAMPLE TIMELINE WITH FIRST LOOK

Sunset (hypothetically) AT 7PM with 2 shooters.

2pm - Photographers arrive, checkout venue, take scenic shots and meet everyone
2:30pm Bride finishes up hair/makeup, puts on dress
2:30pm Groom puts on suit/tie/boutonniere 3pm - First look with Bride and Groom ONLY. A few portraits to follow.
3:30pm - Wedding party meets in central, designated location, dressed with bouquets in hand and boutonnieres pinned. EXCLUDING little ones.
3:30-4pm Bride and Bridesmaids photos. Groom and Groomsmen photos.
4pm - Bride and bridesmaids hideout, freshen up and relax
4pm Photographers shoot details. ALL DETAILS MUST BE PHOTO READY one hour before ceremony. This includes tablescapes and all decor. Candles lit, water glasses full (at least for a photo).This is the only time photographer(s) will have to shoot all of the beautiful decor and personal touches you spent months
creating and designing.
4:30pm - Guests arrive.
5pm - Ceremony.
5:30 - Ceremony ends and officiant announces, "All guests are invited to
head over to cocktail hour. All immediate family please stick around for some quick photos".
5:30- 5:45pm Family formal shots
5:45 -6pm Entire Wedding Party shots. INCLUDING little ones.
6-6:30pm Portraits of Bride and groom ONLY. (no one else should be around
but photographers and bride and groom). This is our MAGIC time. These are the photos you'll frame.
6:30-Reception!! Dinner, speeches, cake cutting, dances, etc...
PLEASE NOTE - We eat dinner when YOU eat dinner...That way we don’t miss speeches or have to gulp down our food. This might mean hopping in the buffet line first or having your caterer serve us a plated meal before guests. We’re happy to eat anything and anywhere, but we only have a small window of time, so please understand.
10pm (or earlier) - Photographers leave. We will capture all of the special events of the reception (cake cutting, speeches, first dances, etc) plus tons of dancing. If at a certain point we feel like we’ve shot the heck out of everyone and everything and there’s no other “events” happening, we will say goodbye and leave. That is UNLESS, you’re having a grand exit, then of course we will stay and capture that if it’s within our 8 hours limit.

EXAMPLE WEDDING DAY TIMELINE WITHOUT FIRST LOOK

Sunset (hypothetically) AT 7PM with 2 shooters.

2pm - Photographer(s) arrive, checkout venue, take scenic/wide shots, meet everyone.
2:30pm - Bride finishes up hair/makeup, puts on dress.
3pm - Portraits of Bride, then Bride and Bridesmaids. 3:30 - Groom puts on suit/tie/boutonniere.
3:45 - Photographer takes shots of Groom and groomsmen
4pm- Photographers shoot details. ALL DETAILS MUST BE PHOTO READY one hour before ceremony. This includes tablescapes and all decor. Candles lit, water glasses full (at least for a photo).This is the only time photographer(s) will have to shoot all of the beautiful decor and personal touches you spent months
creating and designing.
4:30pm - Guests arrive.
5pm - Ceremony.
5:30pm - Ceremony ends and officiant announces, "All guests are invited to
head over to cocktail hour. All immediate family please stick around for some photos".
5:30pm - Family formal shots
5:40pm - Entire wedding party shots, INCLUDING little ones.
6-6:40pm - Portraits of Bride and groom ONLY. (no one else should be around but photographer(s) and bride and groom). This is our MAGIC time. These are the photos you'll frame.
6:45pm - Reception!! Dinner, speeches, cake cutting, dances, etc...
PLEASE NOTE - We eat dinner when YOU eat dinner...That way we don’t miss speeches or have to gulp down our food. This might mean hopping in the buffet line first or having your caterer serve us a plated meal before guests. We’re happy to eat anything and anywhere, but we only have a small window of time, so please understand.
10pm (or earlier) - Photographers leave. We will capture all of the special events of the reception (cake cutting, speeches, first dances, etc) plus tons of dancing. If at a certain point we feel like we’ve shot the heck out of everyone and everything and there’s no other “events” happening, we will say goodbye and leave. That is UNLESS, you’re having a grand exit, then of course we will stay and capture that if it’s within our 8 hour limit.