(Closed) How much time for getting ready pics?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I think 1 hour for getting ready shots is fine.  What about the possibility that things don’t run exactly on time and cake cutting is 9pm or 9:30pm instead of 8:15pm?  I have seen this happen so many times.  Are you confident that your venue will run the event like clockwork?  I would be worried that you’ll miss alot if your photographers leave at 8:30pm and would suggest adding the time to the back end.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would say about 45 mins. It shouldn’t exceed that IMO, just get the finishing touches of hair and make up and then you getting in your dress etc.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

An hour is more than enough.  Honestly, you really only need a few shots of you getting ready, and usually they are staged anyways because the bride is already ready.  I personally would start later as a lot of your first hour will be while you are transporting to the venue.  Maybe try getting to the venue an hour early and taking getting ready photos there.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

An hour is plenty of time! Our photographer did both mine and my husbands getting ready shots in an hour (including travel)! That included hanging-around-the-hotel-with-my-bridemaids shots, finishing hair & makeup, shoes & accessories, putting on my dress, etc.

 

To be safe why don’t you ask your photographer how long they usually take?

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