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Wedding Guide

WEDDING DETAILS & MOMENTS

Getting Ready

  • Bride getting ready
  • Bride’s accessories (shoes, jewelry, veil, garter, perfume, purse, etc.)
  • Bride's wedding gown - full length and details
  • Bride’s hairstyle
  • Bride + Bridesmaids: 20 minutes (before the ceremony is recommended)
  • Bridesmaids
  • Bouquets - brides and bridesmaids
  • Groom getting ready
  • Groom’s accessories (socks, shoes, tie, cufflinks, watch, etc.)
  • Groom in suit/tux - full length and details
  • Groom’s boutonniere
  • Groom + Groomsmen: 20 minutes (before the ceremony is recommended)
  • Groomsmen
  • Bridal party gifts
  • Wedding invitations (with bride)
  • Wedding rings and Engagement Ring (cleaned and with bride)
  • Written Vows
  • Candids
  • First Look (optional, before the ceremony): 10 minutes. Some couples choose to exchange gifts, say a prayer, or just enjoy a quiet moment together before the day unfolds.  A first look will also allow the opportunity for more formal pictures before the ceremony freeing up more time later in the day to socialize with guests and enjoy cocktail hour.
  • Entire Wedding Party: 10-20 minutes (after the First Look or immediately following the ceremony)
  • Romantic Pictures of the Bride and Groom: 20-40 minutes (before ceremony, immediately after ceremony, and/or at sunset)

Ceremony

  • Pre Ceremony: Please allow us at least 20-30 minutes before your ceremony to capture these details
  • Wedding Ceremony: usually 20-60 minutes depending on faith and traditions
  • Bride walking down the aisle
  • Groom's reaction to seeing Bride walking down the aisle
  • Couple at the altar
  • Wide shot of Entire Ceremony Space
  • Recessional- Couple coming back down the aisle

Formals

  • Immediate Family:  1-3 minutes per small group, 2-4 minutes for each group up to 8 and 5+ minutes for larger groups of 8+ people. (immediately following ceremony is recommended).
  • B&G with wedding officiant
  • B&G with parents of the bride
  • B&G with parents of the groom
  • B&G with both sets of parents together
  • B&G with children attendants
  • B&G with immediate family members
  • B&G with bridesmaids and groomsmen
  • Romantic portraits of the Bride & Groom together
  • Extended Family: I suggest keeping family formals to immediate family only and pictures with extended family members as you see them during reception. If you would like to include extended family in the formals, then use the same timing calculations as for immediate family.

Reception

  • Reception: usually once we get to the reception, the rest of the evening naturally unfolds with dinner and dancing.
  • Cocktail hour (food/ drinks/ decore)
  • Entire reception space (without people)
  • Reception décor (chairs, linens, place settings, centerpieces, signage, full tables, guest book, table numbers, menus, sweetheart table, party favors, etc.)
  • Wedding cake
  • Toast(s)
  • First Dance(s)
  • Bouquet/ Garter Toss
  • Entertainment (Band/DJ, photo booth, special performances)
  • Guest coverage: although your guests will not be the main focus of the day, you can expect a few of them to be photographed.  If you want more pictures of your guests having fun and also entertain them at the same time with a take-home gift, you may want to consider getting a Photobooth.
  • Couple’s departure

AFTER THE WEDDING

  • Day After Bride and Groom Portrait Session
  • Wedding Album design
  • First Anniversary Portrait Session
  • Milestone events including birthdays
  • Maternity/ Family Portrait Session