(Closed) How long did set aside for your photos on the day?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How long did you set aside for photos and was it long enough?

    30 minutes - it was long enough

    30 minutes - it was NOT long enough

    1 hour - it was long enough

    1 hour - it was NOT long enough

    1.5 hours - it was long enough

    1.5 hours - it was NOT long enough

    2 hours - it was long enough

    2 hours - it was NOT long enough

    Other - I'll explain..

  • Post # 17
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We did two hours total, but split it up.

    We did just over an hour before the ceremony started – pictures of my and my BMs, Groom and the Groomsmen, Groom and parents, me and my mom, etc. None of us together though.

    We did about 15 minutes during cocktail hour that was us and the Bridal Party and us and our parents. Then another 20-30 that was a couples shoot of just us.

    Then we went and enjoyed the rest of cocktail hour 🙂

    It was plenty of time.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Love the topic op! I have plans for 2 hours before the ceremony, including a first look. I need to talk to my photographer about it, but it sounds like based on the comments it will be enough.

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    *commenting to follow*

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    An hourish, before the ceremony, it was pretty much fine.

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We had 2 hours & that was PLENTY of time.

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We wanted AMAZING photos in a few diff locations (given how much photography was costing…… over 4k)… so we ended up with a lot of time…but traveltime in the limo broke it up. We had a church ceremony and it was early cause someone else was after us, so we did have a big gap…. but I would guess we had roughly 3 hours of picture time, and we could have gone longer. (we had big breaks in between each “session” cause of driving etc)……. but we did family pics outside the church… then bridal party up on this viewspanning hilltop overlooking the city, and then couples shots down in the artsy part of the city…..

    I should be getting my pics this week so I’ll let you know if it was worth it lol…. but I know it already was!

     

    The people who did an hour?? I have NO IDEA how you did it, I’m assuming mostly just posed shots? Nothing wrong with it but Thats not what I wanted…

     

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    @shanbp:  it depends on the size of the bridal party & family too. I’m a photographer and I can typically get everything done, still have plenty of time to get gorgeous bride & groom photos and do multiple locations in an hour, though more time is almost ALWAYS beneficial! 

    I usually suggest about 1.5 hours to couples, 2 hours for couples with more than 10 people in the bridal party, or huse families.

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We did bride and bridesmaid photos before the ceremony. My husband insisted on not seeing me until the ceremony so we did all other photos after the ceremony. We had 2 hours and it was NOT enough time. Family photos took almost an hour. I was pretty upset because I had a list and people kept adding photos. I’m positive I didn’t get all the photos I wanted of our bridal party and us. 

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @MissGemini:  oh I agree, but it also depends where the locations are…. ours happened to be 20-25 min apart (driving)…..so theres just no way we could have done it any quicker!

    We also felt the photos were the most important part of the day and we wanted a LOT of variety, so it depends on what each person is happy with. I have 20 previews so far and they are all just so COMPLETELY different I am in love with them.

    Again it can totally be done, but I do have several friends who have major photo regrets because of unexpected things/delays that cut out photo time….and because they had such little time alotted it was kinda crappy for them 🙁 My advice is to alot what you want but make sure you have some possible buffer time in case x, y, z happens!!

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