(Closed) How long do the formal photos take on the day of?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ours took about an hour.  We also got married and had the reception at the same country club (but in different rooms) so we hosted cocktail hour between the ceremony & reception to give our guests something to do while we finished photos.  We didn’t have a first look either- groom was adamantly against seeing me before the wedding… and I’m glad too since one of my favorite memories of the whole day was seeing his face as he saw me enter & walk down the aisle 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Nanuli:  Ours took about 45 mins after the ceremony at the church, but then we were rushed out. At the reception we continued for about 20 more mins with fun bridal party shots. We did not have a first look.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

Ours is scheduled for the hour after the ceremony (we will also be taking some photos separately before the ceremony).  Our guests will be at cocktail hour while we are getting pics done (our planner promised to bring us some of the food and drink since we can’t be there).

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Nanuli:  Sounds like plenty of time. My “getting ready” photos took about 45 mins.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Ask your photographer!  I can’t stress it enough that you need to talk to them about the time frame and not people on here.  All photographers work differently.  I have a very specific process for how I approach the family formals, and it differs from other people.  So be communicative with your photographer and they can help you figure it out!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There’s no standard amount of time. It depends on you, your photog, the size of your wedding party, size of family, how many combinations you ask for. Decide this in conjunction with your photographer. No one else can give you an accurate number. 

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