(Closed) How should I use my extra hour of photography? – includes poll

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How should I use my extra hour of photography?
    Before the ceremony - getting ready pictures : (7 votes)
    32 %
    Before the ceremony - more portraits so we can enjoy some of our cocktail hour : (9 votes)
    41 %
    The last hour of the reception : (0 votes)
    Split the difference, have him work 2:30-9:30 : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Both, pony up for two extra hours... : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    9689 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would say definitely more before the wedding.  There comes a point where you wonder…how many pictures of people drinking/dancing/partying do you really need?  I imagine you aren’t going to print any of those and hang them.  I would do family pictures before the ceremony and then during the cocktail hour you can do your own photos/bridal party photos.

    Post # 4
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I agree, before rather than after. You’ll feel prettiest with your hair and makeup most fresh! Congratulations!

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    Post # 5
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Unless you’re planning a dramatic send off, have the extra hour earlier. The last couple of hours of people dancing are pretty much the same type of shots, anyway.

    You can do your separate bridal party photos beforehand, and a lot of family ones as well, since you’re not doing a first look.

    Post # 6
    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I voted before :). You can do: bride portraits, bridesmaids, then the groomsmen with the bride, (then bride goes out of view & the groom comes out), than bridesmaids with the groom, groom portraits & then groomsmen with the groom. This will clear up more time between the ceremony & reception, then you just have the bridal party all together left. Your photographer may have other ideas too :).

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