Wedding Day Schedule and Tips for Perfect Photos – Part 1, Before The Ceremony!
For the best possible outcome of your wedding photography we really need to work together as a team. I have a few suggestions for you about schedules, some tips and tricks to obtain the best possible photos and a general outline of what you can expect from myself and my team on your wedding day.
Weather you are getting ready at home, in a fancy hotel or a bridal suite at your venue, it is important to have a dressing room with enough space to accommodate your girls and family, the room should also have natural light if possible. Don’t keep it too neat! Natural is the way to achieve the documentary style look. Decorate appropriately. Messes are ok if they are wedding messes. Empty boxes and bags should be placed somewhere outside the dressing room. It looks wonderful to have all the dresses hanging on wooden hangers and shoes lying around on the floor, but these fun photo ops can turn out drab if things are still in the boxes or if they have piles of plastic wrappers and cardboard boxes lying next to them. Flowers also look better in a vase instead of the cardboard boxes the florist packed them in.Have your bridesmaids and parents dress before the bride, when you are getting into your beautiful dress you don’t want girls in jogging pants surrounding you!
Approximate time required 1.5 hours, it can be more or less depending on what you would like covered.
As for pre-ceremony photos, this is a great time to get pictures of your family, the bridesmaids and of course of you! I suggest picking out a great photo location that is on the way to the ceremony site.
Approximate time required 1/2 an hour, this is not necessary but shortens the photo time between the ceremony and reception.
Make sure that you think about these things for your groom as well, the second photographer will be with him for the getting ready and pre-ceremony part of the day!
Part 2 – The Ceremony- Coming Soon!