Post # 1
We wanted to only have five hours of photography because it’s a small wedding but I just want to make sure it’s enough time. Does this look ok? We’ll just take our own pictures of my hair and makeup being done. Sorry it’s long and I may have accidentally left some stuff out right now but it’s just to get photographer times down.
4:10 – Photographer arrives – detail shots/getting dressed shots
5:30 – Ceremony
5:50 – Pictures alone/group shots
6:45 – Head to reception restaurant
7:00 – entrance/first dance maybe?
7:10 – toasts?
7:20 – dinner
8:30 – cake cutting
9:10 – Photographer leaves
Post # 3
I think it looks good, but you’ll probably miss out on some fun dancing shots. I would consider holding the photog over for 1 more hour… but thats just me 🙂
Post # 4
We’re having more of a restaurant style reception (for 20 to 30 people). We’re not huge dancers nor are we that good and I think we’d rather just have fun seeing everyone. We want to do the first dance but besides that it’s not super important to us.
Post # 7
I think the timeline looks alright. I do agree if you can afford another hour I probably would have the Photog arrive at 4 then you have room for accidentals and incidentals that may or may not occur (heavy traffic, long-winded speeches, etc). Just as a bumper for your own sake.
Post # 8
I know she has a per hour charge too. We were thinking of having some money set aside to have that day in case of things going wrong that we didn’t anticipate/now need to pay for. Maybe we can just add that in and if something happens or we decide the day before we want her to come a half hour early, we’ll just pay for the extra hour.
Post # 9
I think that’s a very good idea. It will CYA if need be but you may decide you want more photos to.
Post # 10
I have very limited time with my photographer as well, we only have her for pre-ceremony, ceremony, and post ceremony, and she’s agreed to stay for our grand entrance, cake cutting, and head table shot, then she’s leaving… So I know how crunched for time it feels. I’m having friends and family take over photography once she leaves, and that’s kind of our way to save money… So that’s another option as well
Post # 11
We were going to do that. But we found today a photographer who I think is just as good for a little cheaper/same price for a lot more (8 hours plus engagement and bridal).