Post # 1
I booked my photographer for 4 hrs of coverage. Photos are not one of my top must-haves. I want some nice pictures, but I know they will mostly sit in a drawer. Do you think 4 hrs is enough for a small wedding with just a Bridesmaid or Best Man and MOH?
I’d like the ceremony, formals, first dance, and cake cutting for sure. Everything else I could care less about. Wedding starts at 3:00, so I would have the photographer from 3:00-7:00. The reception is scheduled to start at 5:00. Does this sound okay? Thoughts?
Post # 3
Coverage should be front loaded, not back loaded in my opinion. So I think that four hours is pretty short-how long is your ceremony? I’d bump your reception up as well.
I’d do this:
1-2-Bride’s prep, details, formals of bride, maids, and family
2-3-Groom, groomsmen, groom;s immediate family
4:00-5:00-Bride and groom together images, then be introduced right at 4:30, immediately do cake cut, first dance, parent dances, and toasts, then photographer leaves
That’s what I’d suggest as a photographer!
Post # 4
My fiance is a photographer, and one of his packages is four hours. You may not get all the candid, through-out the day shots some have, but it will certainly cover the main events. Hope that helps.
Post # 5
We have ours for 4 hours. Here is my photo timeline:
Photographer arrive, do ‘First look photos’ and informal photos
Head off to Caves House
Ceremony end – mingle time
3.00 – 3.45pm
Formal photos at Caves House
3.45 – 4.00pm
Travel to second shoot location
4.00 – 5.45pm
Leave for reception
Hope that helps 🙂
Post # 6
@Bearsbub, do you mean you have 5 hours? Your timeline is a 5 hour timeline, and your photographer will not be covering any of your reception at all? That’s fine, it was just a little confusing.
My advice to the original poster is to minimize locations and travel time. Do everything in one location with a 4 hour package.