What can I expect from my wedding photography timeline? What should that look like? How do I make one? If you are asking yourself these questions, this post is for you!
With all of my wedding packages, I include a wedding consult with a custom wedding photography timeline. This is SO important because you and I need to be on the same page. I will literally be with you ALL day so I want to make sure that I know all of your wedding day details. What time are you getting in your dress? What time is your first look? I have to know these things because I want to make sure that I capture all of the moments that are important to you and I want you to know that I have your back and won’t miss a thing 😉
Now, if you are thinking, “I have NO idea what i’ll be doing and when!” Don’t worry, that is why we have a consult. I have a lot of experience with a variety of weddings and I know what works and what doesn’t. I understand the process so I will help you. I will even work with your wedding coordinator to make sure we are all on the same page.
Below is a sample of a wedding photography timeline that I coordinate with my couples. Included with the timeline is also a formal groupings list which is a list of family groupings that you want at your wedding. Family photos can get kind-of crazy so having everything written out is SO nice. That way I can shoot while my second shooter is organizing the family groupings. It really makes everything so much more simple and coordinated.
Hope this helps!
W e d d i n g Ph o t o g r a p h y S c h e d u l e :
Rachel + Ira
Camp Angelos, Corbett, OR
12:00 Ashley arrives at the venue and take detail shots of accessories and grounds.
1:00 – 3:00 Rachel getting ready photos to include hair and makeup, getting dressed, and bridal portraits. Ira getting ready photos to include getting dressed and portraits.
3:00 – 4:00 First look and couples portraits
3:30 – 4:15 Wedding party photos
4:15 – 5:00 Family photos
5:00 – 5:30 Bride and Groom break before ceremony. Photographers take photos of reception details and ceremony site details.
5:30 – 6:00 Ceremony
6:00 – 6:10 Certificate signing and cocktail hour
6:30 – Wedding couple is introduced into reception area. Buffet is announced (Bride and Groom eat and photographers eat at this time as well).
7:15 Cake cutting (Dessert is announced)
8:00 Father daughter dance, Groom and Mom dance.
8:15 Open dancing
9:00 Photographers leave