S A M P L E T I M E L I N E
If the groom is getting ready nearby, I will begin photographing the boys close to one hour before the Bridal Details. I will need about 30-40 minutes.
Every bride loves having those beautiful shots of her bridal details. It’s an important part of the story and I love having some time to shoot the dress, shoes, jewelry, invitations, etc. These shots allow me to get warmed up for the rest of the big day. I normally like to allow at least 30 minutes for this part of the day. While I’m shooting details, I’m also capturing some shots of the bride and her girls getting ready!
Bridal Prep 8:30-9:25
After the details have been photographed, it’s time for the bride to get into her dress! This is a big moment! I usually ask the mother of the bride and all of the bridesmaids to be dressed by the time the bride is ready to get into her dress. This ensures that everyone will look nice in those images. After the bride is in her gown, she can put on her jewelry, veil, shoes, etc. and I will shoot some additional bridal portraits!
It’s time to get married!! Most ceremonies are 30 minutes long. If your ceremony is longer than 30 minutes, we’ll make adjustments to the timeline! Cherish these moments! Your ceremony will pass by so quickly! Immediately after the ceremonie, family formals normally take place. We need about 20 minutes for family formals.
After the bride and groom take their time with the First Look, I will begin taking a few romantic portraits of the two of them while the initial excitment is still present! I will find the locations for these shots as well! Remember, the LIGHT determines where we shoot.
This is when the bridal party lines up for introductions and the party begins! If the reception is in the same location as the ceremony, The 20 minutes before reception, I will use to shoot the reception decor UNTOUCHED, so I can grab some great shoots of your reception before quests start laying down purses and coats on their seats!
Remember that all wedding days are different and your timeline may differ due to travel times and unique situations.