Ideal Wedding Photography Timeline Tips
One of the most essential and tricky elements about putting a wedding together is figuring out the wedding timeline, but we are here to help you get through it with some tips!With the diversity of each wedding, it’s challenging to do an exact template for your wedding photography timeline. However, we can give you some ideal time frames and tips to consider when planning your special day. If the time seems long, keep in mind: 1. The day will go faster than expected. 2. With good planning, you will get to enjoy more of your day. 3. Most weddings run a little behind.


Tip - For our First Ideal Wedding photography timeline tip, We advise leaving 30 minutes for us to set up your favorite details like your dress, rings, shoes, bouquets, and more. There is so much going on in one day we don’t want to forget all the little details years after. Also, this allows enough time in the situation we need to leave to a different location if the room is too occupied or unappealing.

Recommended time – 30 minutes

Getting Ready

Tip - When you are getting ready, this is the time to catch some candid moments of the bridesmaids and groomsmen along with close up shots of your makeup and hair being done to perfection for the wedding day. These are some of the most intimate moments of the entire day so we advise you not to cut it short.

Recommended Time:

1 photographer - 90 minutes

2 photographers - 60 minutes

First Looks

Tip - We recommend leaving a good 60 minutes for first looks. During this time, we will capture the bride and groom enjoy seeing each other for the first time on the wedding day. After this beautiful moment we will have fun creating couple portraits expressing the love between you two. As well as some solo portraits.

Recommended Time: 60 minutes

Venue And Ceremony Details

Tip - Before you have the guests seated, please set up 30 minutes for your photographer to photograph your venue and ceremony details. This way we can get photos of the scene exactly as you design it!

Recommended Time: 30 minutes


Tip - We recommend to have a list with all of the groups you want to be photographed with. This way we can save time and make sure we don’t miss any VIP. We want to make sure we have enough time to pose and capture everyone looking there best so it’s good to keep in mind that the more groups the more time we need to set up.

Recommended Time: 40 to 60 minutes

Couples Session

Tip - There is nothing like golden hour to make sure you get the most gorgeously lit photos, so we recommend planning your session 30 to 45 minutes before sunset. We will be able to continue capturing some of your most beautiful memories at this time of day, and because of this we suggest you not to cut time from here.

Recommended Time: 45 to 60 minutes

Reception Detail

Tip -Similar to the ceremony details, please allow a set up of 30 minutes for your photographer to photograph your reception details. Before you have the guests seated, this way we can get photos of the scene exactly as you design it!

Recommended Time: 30 minutes

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