Your wedding day is an unforgettable event. There's little more important to a perfectly
executed day than an organized time-line. If you are looking to effectively plan out your
wedding day with your wedding coordinator or fiancée, here's a look at a typical wedding photo time-line, with a "First Look", from our point of view. We are here to help assist you in planning out your day so that you don't miss a beat. (If you choose to skip the "First Look", we can most certainly arrange a timeline that suits what you want!)
You won't wait for weeks to get your images back from me!
Many, many hours have been spent perfecting my craft and after tons of work and knowledge gained, I can proudly say that I can have an entire wedding fully edited and delivered back to my clients within ten days! You read that correctly :) Sometimes it's even less than that! Who wants to wait 8-12 weeks or longer to see their wedding photos? No one!
This image was shot just as the sun was setting and, in-camera, the image is too dark. Using Lightroom, I first removed the blemishes on the grass, then lightened the exposure and shadows, increased the contrast a bit, and toned down the magenta hues slightly. Then I just added a tiny bit of sharpening and voila! A much prettier image!
I've invested quite a bit of time and money into having and understanding how to use the best digital editing software I can find. I mostly edit in Adobe Lightroom and rarely use Photoshop unless it is requested by a client. I prefer a natural and crisp image with some "pop" rather than using filters/haze/etc. And, every image delivered also has a black & white copy.
1-2 weeks before your wedding I will touch base via phone or e-mail to discuss your wedding day photo time-line. At this time I will also provide you with the Wedding Information form to fill out with all your wedding details including locations, family members, special wedding day events, vendors and much more. This information will ensure we are all on the same page for an unforgettable and stress-free event!
We pack our equipment and prepare for our departure. But first, we will check with you to make sure there aren't any further photos you would like or an overtime request. We may go outside for a night time exposure photograph of the both of you to showcase the beauty of your location at night.
At this time we strictly document the reception candidly as it unfolds, including the first dances, toasts, dancing, and cake cutting. But don't worry; we are always available for any photo request you may have throughout the evening. Don't be afraid to ask!
We enter the dining room before the guests arrive to photograph the cake and floral decor. We also take this time to set up room lights and spotlights if we find they are needed. Right before the guests arrive we touch base with the catering manager or wedding coordinator to see if there were any last minute changes to the reception schedule.
We arrive at the reception site and immediately begin photographing candid shots of arriving guests and continue into cocktail hour. If there are any additional formal photographs desired we will take this time to finish them in plenty of time for the reception.
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1 HOUR AFTER THE CEREMONY
45 MINUTES AFTER THE CEREMONY
30 MINUTES AFTER THE CEREMONY
We leave the preparations site to set out for the ceremony site. Here I coordinate with my second shooter and set up any equipment we need during the ceremony. We take a last look around and find where the light is coming from to best document the ceremony. At this time you should have a quick refreshment and take 15 minutes of quiet time with just the two of you, or alone; you'll definitely want a private moment before all the excitement begins!
We begin formal photographs with the entire wedding party and the bride and groom's immediate and extended families. About 45 minutes before the ceremony we stop to allow you to freshen up, collect your things, and make it to the ceremony site on time.
We arrange for a first meeting for the bride and groom where they see each other before the ceremony. Immediately after, the bride and groom's portraits begin. We work in a variety of locations and capture a wide range of poses.
We arrive at the preparation site to capture the finishing
touches of hair and makeup and to document the bride
getting into her wedding dress and the groomsmen
making their final preparations.
We leave for the wedding site. The bride's hair
and makeup should be well underway to leave plenty
of time for family and couple photos.
I've just finished packing my bags and I'm now
going over the wedding information form and having
an awesome breakfast or lunch with my second shooter to talk about the details of the day.
30 MINUTES BEFORE THE CEREMONY
2 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
2.5 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
A WEDDING DAY PHOTO TIMELINE
3.5 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
4 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
6 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
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