(Closed) How long are you taking pictures???

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How many hours are you taking pictures?
    1-2 : (18 votes)
    53 %
    3-4 : (15 votes)
    44 %
    5-6 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    7+ : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    8424 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I plan on at least 2 maybe 3….Was thinking 1 hour before….the ceremony and then 1 hour after!


    Post # 5
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’re not doing a first look, so we’re just going to get pics between the ceremony & reception, while our guests are enjoying cocktail hour.

    Post # 6
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I am not hiring a professional photographer, so people will be taking pictures with their cameras or phones…

    Post # 7
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    we plan ca. 3h right before the ceremony. Our ceremony will be at 3 p.m. I meet my stylist at 8.30 a.m., 2.5-3h hours for make-up, hair and putting the dress on. And after that the first look and portraits. We don’t want any stress before the ceremony. So if we are finished quite early, we make a stop at my parents in law. Our photographer accompanies us the whole day, starting with me getting ready and ending with the last guests on our reception. Poor guy:-)


    Post # 8
    1190 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We are doing our formal pictures after the ceremony and we have alotted 3 hours

    Post # 10
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We only have 4 hrs total for the wedding ceremony (30 mins) and reception (3 hrs), so that would give us 30 mins for bride and groom pics, which isnt a lot of time. At first I spoke with an affordable photographer about 4 hrs but then I thought to get more pics in Fiance, his groomsmen and family could take pics before the ceremony and then my family, him and I could take the 30 mins afterwards. My family would completely disapprove of a first look. I wouldnt have minded.

    Post # 11
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    We’ve scheduled about two hours before the ceremony for first look and some family / bridal party portraits. Have you talked to your photogs yet? Ours provided us with a pretty good timeline for the day (after all they’re the experts… they’ve been doing it for years and know how long it takes to get all these photos in :D).

    Post # 13
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee

    I second talking to the photog.  We sat down with him before the big day to discuss timeline, what we wanted and where we needed to be at what time.  They’ll know how much time is needed.

    We started with the First Look just after 12 noon and the ceremony started at 5.  So even though we had 5 hours, we had 4 different locations to drive to (besides where I was getting ready and our First Look).  We also took more pictures after the ceremony with DH’s family and more bride/groom shots.  We didn’t want to be rushed at all, and we weren’t.  We even had a half hour to relax before we had to drive to the ceremony.  Giving yourself more time is ALWAYS better.

    Post # 14
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    1-2 hours for us..

    Post # 15
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    depends on if you have bridal party taking pictures prior to ceremony with you.  I thought about planning for 1 hour only but my friend got married said at least plan for 2-2 1/2 hours as people can be late and give yourself more time to take pictures. 

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