(Closed) How much time for pictures?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Before my wedding, I thought my photographer was nuts when she wanted 2 hours for just bride/groom photos!  But, we did actually end up using almost the full 2 hours, and I loved all the photos she had!  That being said, if you have a trusty phtoographer, they should be able to get some great photos in the 1 hour that you’d like to do them in!  It should be okay.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You will be fine with the formals between the wedding and reception, but I’d give more time for YOU (he will probably be fine), but you probably want some getting ready shots and some detailed shots in addition to protraits with you and your girls and your parents.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@BluegrassBridetoBee:  I don’t know if this would work for you, but our photographer came and took pictures of us getting hair and makeup and the detail shots. Then he went to the guys and spent about 20 minutes with them (there were only two attendants and his parents weren’t there yet, so that didn’t take long). While he was gone, my girls got dressed and I got all my undergarments on. When he came back, it was just putting me into the dress, and then pics with the girls and my parents (and then straight on down for the big show!). For us, the maximized our time and limited the waiting around all dressed up part. 

Post # 8
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3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m sure it CAN be done in that amount of time if everyone cooperates and stands where they should and is on time. But for our wedding we spent about 2-2.5 hours just taking photos.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Remember that a lot of photography time can be wasted by having to round up family members. If you want to shorten the timeframe that was suggested to you already, please make sure that you have someone bossy, who is not a family member, who will be 100% available to round up everyone, herd them to where they need to be, and generally keep things flowing. We allocated 2 hours for portraits on our wedding day, and that’s with very small families, and I wish we had planned for more time. A lot of the family portraits felt rushed. Mr. LK and I also did a day after portrait session with our photographer, which I HIGHLY recommend! It was a chance for us to take our time and really enjoy the portrait process, and it gave me some peace of mind. I knew that any reduction in our couples and individual portrait time on the wedding day could be made up for during our day after session. So I was able to relax a bit more and just let it be.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The best thing is to ask your photographer. He or she will know the specifics (number of people to take pictures of, how far apart the locations are, lighting for the time of day, etc.) and can help you with your day-of timeline. It also helps to tell your VIPs ahead of time where they should be for photos and perhaps print a timeline to give to them.

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