(Closed) Photography Time/Hours

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Pebba1027:  it’ll depend on if you’re having getting ready photos or a first look, and how long the travel time is between getting ready location and the venue. So if you don’t have far to travel, I think those times are fine.

Post # 4
2217 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Pebba1027:  I think thats good… really the pics at the venue (before ppl get in there and then all the official stuff like cake cutting/official dances, and a few speeches)…. other then that a few of the crowd dancing and the rest will be similar to peoples phones and cameras. I’d 100% make sure the day (getting ready and ceremony) was more covered. Our photog and her assistant were with us from 10am until 9pm but thats mainly because our dinner lasted from 630pm until 8:30 lol (long multicourse). They were basically off duty when dinner started other then snapping a few of the speeches during….so I guess ours was about 8-9 hours “working” time

We had a decent bit of travel time in between our ceremony and reception (we got married in a church with the dreaded early ceremony, unfortunatly unavoidable) so we did 2 locations (along the way) for photos in between and we basically JUST got the venue in time for cocktail hour. In the end I can say we NEEDED all the time we had for photos, but it all depends on what kind you want…. (the cute posed pics or the more artistic photojournalistic kind)

Post # 5
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

Pebba1027:  What is the schedule for your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception etc?  And are you doing a first look?

Post # 7
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

Is there any way you can get the venue longer?  Dancing for an hour seems kind of short!  But I understand if that’s the only option.  If that’s the case, maybe you should start right at 5PM so as not to waste any time at your venue.  Are you able to get into the venue before your official start time?  For example if you “have” the venue at 5PM, can you still get in earlier to get ready/primp?


I think 3-10 sounds good, but just keep in mind that if you do 2 hours of getting ready/bridal party, then you may end up having more pictures of you and your bridal party than your husband.  Unless you plan to step away during the cocktail hour to take pictures with him?

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