Post # 1
How long does a photo shoot take? We’re having a Catholic wedding, so we (the bride and groom) will not see each other until I walk down the aisle, therefore the photo shoot will be done after the church ceremony.
I have 80 guests and planning to rent a bus, so people who choose to come can join the photo shoot. How long does that usually take?
I’m asking because I have a 2-hour “Catholic gap” in between the ceremony and reception. Will the 2-hour gap be just right for a photo shoot?
Any thoughts will be appreciated.
Post # 3
I think that’d be more than enough time. We had a Catholic wedding on a Friday evening, so we only had an hour to take pictures. We managed to go to a local park and took some nice pictures. Just make sure you don’t eat up a lot of time traveling, and you should be good!
Post # 4
Aww, that’s a nice idea to have a bus so people can join you guys. I don’t think it’s a gap then. I always thought of gaps as a time where you leave the guests ‘stranded’ for a few hours.
Post # 5
We had a Catholic wedding with a gap too. We did not see each other before the ceremony and we had about 2 hours between the ceremony and when we joined the cocktail hour at the reception. We got all the family pictures, bridal party pictures, and pictures of just us done in that time. We even traveled the 20 minutes to the reception site and still got plenty of pictures done. As long as your photographer is on the ball, you should be fine.
Post # 6
That’s a fun idea… we had a big group photo after the wedding. They got all the guests together & then put us & the bridal party in front & so we have a large group photo of everyone who came to my wedding :). One of my fav pics!
Have you talked to your photog about the guests coming? Usually around 45min to an hour is the perfect amount of time to get the bride & groom & bridal party & parents. It just may be a little tricky for your photog to photograph everyone you’re wanting (family pics, new fam, etc) if there are 80 others around. So you may want to designate a few people who know who all the fam members are to help round people up. So you have about an extra hour to photog you with all your fam & friends :). That’s one thing I regret, I don’t have any pics of me & my friends (except in my bridal party), except the big group pic.
Will the bus go back & forth or is it a take everyone for 2 hours & everyone comes back at once?