Hi There! Glad you’re here!
If you’re on this page, you’re probably in the process of securing vendors for you special day, how EXCITING! But one of the many questions I hear brides ask alot, is “how many hours of wedding coverage do I really need”. Bottom line is, I can’t really answer that question for you but will absolutely do my VERY best to gather as much information needed to decipher approximately is more than enough with plenty of time in between in case things run a little behind..fingers crossed it won’t! ♥
Below is a sample of my own photography timeline. Meaning, the is the order in which I start my photography coverage for every wedding. Depending on the number of hours, some clients choose to forgo the detail and getting ready photos, or want me to arrive right before the ceremony and do all the formals afterwards so again, you have completely control on how you would like to disperse the photography timeline for your own wedding. This is just a general outline so it’ll help when planning the wedding day itinerary.
Times given below are the minimum and maximum.
Details (dress, shoes, rings, bouquet.etc) – 15 Minutes
Robe shots/Getting in Dress/Accessories – 15-25 Minutes
Bride & Bridesmaids – 10-20 Minutes
Groom & Groomsmen – 10-20 Minutes
Each Sides Family Groupings (Bride & Groom)- 10-15 Minutes
(bride & her immediate family, bride & mom, bride and dad, bride & siblings and vice versa with groom and his family)
I also stop shooting 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony so guest aren’t seeing you both as they make their way into the ceremony. During this time, reception decor is photographed.
Photo’s of Bride & Groom With Each Side Of The Immediate Family (remember we did the groupings before the ceremony) – 5-10 Minutes
Full Bridal Party with Bride & Groom- 15-20 Minutes
(you can cut this extremely short by doing just a handful of photos with BP to allocate more time for your couple portraits depending how much time we have after ceremony/reception start time)
PRIVATE PORTRAITS: Bride & Groom- 20-35 Minutes
Hint: Don’t forget to count travel times between each location.
*Private Portraits are with photographer and couple only.
Depending on ceremony time, your private portraits can also be done later in the evening during the reception when dinner is being serve.