Post # 1
Our wedding is at 7:00 p.m. and we are now trying to figure out our photography issue stuff that we will have. We are going back and forth with doing a first look or not. ANother issue, is we can’t get into the church until 5:30 because of Saturday evening Mass. My whole point of doing the first look is so we could get a lot of pictures out of the way, but now I don’t think we can before the ceremony and I don’t want a lot of people to see me in my dress before the wedding. I also don’t want to make everyone (myself included) hang out in their dressy attire for forever before the wedding. The sun sets at 5:30 p.m. and it may be cold or yucky outside, so I don’t want to count on being outside.
My question, any advice or helpful ideas about this? Anyone else have a similar time issue? Am I making sense?
Post # 3
Well I have the opposite problem, my wedding is to early to do pictures before. We’re having a sunrise wedding so the sun won’t even be up before our wedding to do pictures. Being a photographer myself I know how long it takes to do pictures and at that time of the day I don’t want to make our guest wait to eat breakfast while we take pictures. So my fiancé and myself discussed it and we are actually looking to have most of our pictures done the evening before during the golden hour before sunset. Sure it’ll mean he’ll see me in my dress and everything but to me that’s not a big deal. Not sure if that’s an option for you but thought I’d share to give you a nontraditional idea.
Post # 4
Is there somewhere else that you can take pictures before the wedding? We did a first look outside our location while they were setting up and then went to a local park for an hour of pictures before the wedding. You aren’t going to have time after the wedding for pictures with it being dark and it will be past dinner time for most guests.
We did our first look at 4 and took pictures until about 6 when we came back to the location and hid until the ceremony at 6:30.