First Pre-Wedding Consultation
The following shares typical minimums for how long to expect various activities on your wedding day to take place. Of course, the more time we allow, the less stressful (and more photographically creative) the day can be! Also, be sure to plan travel time, including time to get into and out of vehicles and walking between buildings. Lastly, don't forget during the warmer months to plan "cool down" time indoors to minimize sweat and wilting hair.
Getting Ready: Most Brides tend to need 2-3 hours for makeup and hair, depending upon the complexity involved. Be sure to communicate well with your hair/makeup team to be sure that they have a comfortable amount of time to do what they do. A corseted dress should be allowed 25 minutes to get on, while zip-up dresses can be allowed 10 minutes.
Plan at least 15 minutes of downtime before the Ceremony to get grounded and focused on the purpose of the day.
A Receiving Line takes at least 30 minutes (or up to an hour when you are expecting more than 200 guests). Dismissing rows one at a time can take just as long.
Bridal Party Photographs: 30 minutes (1 hour suggested if there are more than 15 persons in your Bridal Party)
Bride & Groom: 30 minutes minimum, 1 hour suggested
Family Photographs: 30 minutes (if the suggested "6 shots" system below is used)
Reception: Plan at least 15-30 minutes of transition between activities (i.e. Between the toasts and first dance)
Formal Family Photos
Below you will find the 6 suggested family formal shots. Please fill in the sections for the family shots you wish to have taken. PLEASE make sure to indicate both the name of the person in the shot and their relationship to the bride/groom. This helps us to plan out the pictures in the most efficient manner. (Due to the unpredictable nature of weddings, no specific shot is absolutely guaranteed)
This section allows me to credit your other vendors when I show photographs of their hard work, online. Please fill out to the best of your ability. Names are great, and a link to the vendor's website/Facebook page is even better! If a website is not available, a form of contact such as email-or phone number is fabulous. Thank you!