(Closed) How long should I allow for pictures?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
3080 posts
Sugar bee

It’s according to how large your bridal party is and how many different “poses” your photographer wishes to take. Have you ruled out having a first look, and photos before?

My daughter did a first look at 2:30, at the hotel where the bridal party got ready, followed by 1.45 hours of photos, and then the bridal party travelled to the venue, where we took another hour of photos. The bridal party had 14 members and there were many different group photos, of the bride/groom”s immediate families.

Post # 3
934 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

We had a small group for our wedding and a short wedding ceremony. Our photos only took an hour to complete and turned out amazing. 

Post # 4
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’d speak to your photographer about this. Ours said we should allow 1.5 hours before the ceremony for photos of the bride and bridesmaids/bride with family and groom and groomsmen/groom with family pics and then one hour during the cocktail hour for wedding party pics and bride and groom photos. We’re also doing sunset photos during dinner for another 15-20 minutes and no first look with 2 photographers, so I’d ask your photographer.

Post # 5
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

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halfling:  We have two hours total for formals/family shots/ceremony/wedding party photos

then we have 20 mins for bride/groom shots at sunset.

On top of that, we have some time while we’re getting ready to do bridesmaid/groomsmen/bridal/groom shots 🙂

I know it seems like a bit much, but I’d rather schedule too much time than not enough

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