Is 30 Minutes Enough Time For First-Look And Photos With Pets?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

SprinkleDonut:  I would give yourself at least 45 minutes….. why rush the best photos of the day!!!! (I think first look photos are the most beautiful photos out of the entire wedding day)

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

SprinkleDonut:  I would email or call and ask your photographer. He/she/they will know how long the process is and what sort of challenges might crop up!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It’s possible, but you may not get as many pictures as you’d like. We had both our dogs with us at the ceremony site and only got one pose with them, basically. One of our dogs is also older (13) so we didn’t want her to do too much.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

SprinkleDonut:  we did our first look pics and a few others in about 30  minutes so it’s doable. My only worry would be that animals can sometimes be more difficult to photograph and don’t always cooperate so that might take longer than usual. I would just e-mail the photog and see what they think… Another option is to have your hair & makeup done early at the 6am time slot. Are you doing getting ready photos? If so just don’t put on your dress yet or lipstick or whatever. My photog just had me touch up my makeup/hair for the getting ready pics since it was already done when he got there. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

SprinkleDonut:  our photog said 45 mins to an hour – 30 may be ok if you would be happy with fewer photos and you’re not going for anything crazy : )

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

our first look took about 45 minutes and it felt long.  30 minutes will definately be enough time.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

ajillity81:  I agree. Ours was slated for 45 but we only took 30 because ‘look at each other lovingly’ prompts started to get boring. 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

SprinkleDonut:  I don’t see how the first look can take an hour. The actual first look takes mayyybe 5 minutes, and then you take some nice coupley shots for a few more minutes. We walked to several spots and took photos and it was maybe 30 minutes total. If you have an hour, you should be able to get the dog in there too. I’d just make sure there’s someone hanging around with the dog by 9 or 9:15 so you don’t have to waste time grabbing her. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

SprinkleDonut:  Honestly, there is no reason for the first look to ever take longer than 30 minutes unless you just want more photos. You should be fine with half an hour, and you’ll still get plenty of pictures. And your photographer needs to hush it. What’s she gonna do? Tie you guys down to make sure you give her an hour for photos?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

SprinkleDonut:  an hour?? Is this lady serious?! I would just totally disregard that and tell her you have 30 minutes, thats it and she needs to work with it. The only, absolutely only, way I can see it taking that long is if you are traveling to another location. We did ours in less than 30 minutes- after all the first look really is only a few seconds long! 

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