In a Nutshell – The General Timeline of your Day
If you want a lot of detail shots of the dress, shoes, rings, bouquets etc. as well as many candid moments with your girls and groomsmen shots, then have us arrive about two hours prior to the ceremony if we’re starting at the ceremony site (slightly earlier if we need to allot in travel time to the ceremony site from where you’re getting ready and much earlier if doing a first look with bridal party photos following). Additionally, we typically say two hours for bridal party/ family/ bride and groom posed photos. Lastly, we recommend that we’re at your reception about 3.5 hours after dinner is served. Now, this can change dependent on the size of your family, the amount of guests, the size of your bridal party, what events you have throughout the day, what you want to photograph prior to the ceremony etc. so the 2 hours before the ceremony for getting ready, 2 hours for posed shots (30 minutes for family and the rest is bridal party/ bride and groom), and 3.5 hours for us to stay after dinner is served does depend on these factors. If your wedding is pretty average sized (guests and bridal party) and you love our start to finish weddings on our site, then we’d recommend a timeframe similar to this. 🙂 *You can customize your package at anytime prior to your wedding day but the pricing for hours (or anything else added in) would be whatever price is offered at that time. 🙂 You can always subtract hours in the future as well if you find you need less time.
*If you decide to do a first look then keep in mind that overachievers (generally speaking, older people and out-of towners) may arrive a full hour early and several of them, so be sure you’re tucked away with an hour to spare (depending on where you’re doing your posed photos) if you want to avoid being seen and be realistic with timing when it comes to this. *You can do getting ready with us a little more quickly if you’ll be back in your getting ready room an hour prior to the ceremony as we can fake/ do more of it at this point. 🙂