Post # 1
Alright, so I’m early on in the wedding planning process, but this thought creeped in and since it would have to be dealt with anyways, I decided to tackle it now rather than later.
When should you take the majority of the wedding pictures, the ones that include pictures of the wedding party, the couple, the family (extended and immediate), etc.? How does that work? For instance…do the bride and groom make their big exit and then go back inside to take pictures? Also, I have seen many wedding pictures that include pictures of the bride, groom and wedding party that seem like they were taken prior to the ceremony.
I guess I am just confused with the timeline of picture taking and how to work that in with the space between the ceremony and the reception. Any thoughts or advice please?
Post # 3
This really depends on what time your wedding is and the time you have between ceremony and reception. If you don’t have much time then you might consider doing a first look and geting most of your pics done before the ceremony. If you’ve got a long break between ceremony and reception then you can do pics after ceremony. Where I’m from there is usually that typical 3 hour break between ceremony and reception so couples always do pics in that time.
Post # 4
First question you should ask yourself is: “do we want to see each other before the ceremony?”
Pros: relaxed portrait session, often easier on the wedding group (and photog). If the photographer organizes this properly, it can be a very personal and intimate moment to share with one another (great photo potential).
Cons: The ceremony looses a bit of thrill. I’ve seen this in the pictures before. The bride and groom aren’t busting with energy and enthusiasm as some non-first lookers.
Second question is: what kind of photography do we like?
If you need tons of group photos (family, wedding party, etc.) I’d recommend a first look. If you are looking for spontaneity in the photos, and group photos are less important, do it afterward, and invest in a good photojournalist.