Post # 1
I have my photographer for 8 hrs (3pm-11pm) and I feel like I am still not going to get enough photos before my wedding (which starts at 5.30pm) and during cocktail hour ( from 6pm-7pm). Is this enough time? Did anyone feel rushed with the amount of time they had?
What was your photography timeline?
Post # 2
Are you having a first look? How big is your family? What other kind of photos are you hoping to get?
We did a first look which saved a ton of time. We also took the family photos and bridal party shots before the ceremony. We took some couples shots after the ceremony and during the cocktail hour. The reception photos were mostly of guests except for some night time shots……
Post # 3
I have 8 hrs as well. Mine is going to leave the reception an hour early…I don’t need to pay her to capture photos of drunk ppl, my guests will capture that!! Unless you are doing a cute send off you may want to have her end earlier.
Here’s my timeline
2pm- bridal party getting ready photos
3:30pm- first look & more bridal party shots
5:30-ceremony and family photos directly following
6pm- cocktail hour
7pm- 10pm- receptions photos
receptions ends at 11pm
talk to your photographer they should be able to give you reccomendations
Post # 4
californiabride2013: No I am not doing a first look. My family is big, but I only want immediate family in the family photos.
As for other photos I want, I just want the getting ready shots, dress shots etc. Just the usual, nothing complicated.
Post # 5
Mine is from 1pm-10pm. We have formal pictures between 2:30-6, with a 6:30 cetemony time. I don’t know why she’s coming at 1, I told her I do not want “getting ready” pictures but she keeps insisting on it. So I kinda feel like I have the opposite problem as you. 11 is kind of late assuming your dinner starts at 7, and formal dances right after, why don’t you have the whole thing moved up an hour for a 2-10 timeline? Though I don’t know your order of events or timeline for the evening so maybe that wouldn’t help.
Post # 6
We are having my photographer there all day. Here is my timeline:
- 12:30 Getting ready process, Bride Hair & makeup
- <br />2:00 First Look/Bridal Party Pictures
- <br />4:30 Family photos
- <br />5:30-6:15 Ceremony
- <br />7:00 Reception/Dinner/Dance
- <br />11:00 Send off
Do you know your order or events yet? That would help a ton! I also have a big family and even though we are having just immediate family taking the family photos, I agreed to add in some other family members since we will be having a TON of family from overseas that we never get to see. That is also why we decided to just have our photographer there all day.
Edit: I HATE the WB….all of these stupid html source coding showing up….
Post # 7
Generally 8 hours is plenty of time, but without seeing your timeline it’d be hard to say. If everything is in 1 or 2 locations without a ton of travel you ought to be fine.
Post # 8
7 hours. They’re leaving after the cake is cut. After that it’s just 2 hours of drinking and dancing, so not really worth her staying around and photographing.