(Closed) 4 hours of photography?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

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


3:30-4:00-Family portraits

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
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 start


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

Artistic photos


Leave for reception



Hope that helps 🙂

Post # 6
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@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.

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