Photography Wedding Day Timeline

wedding day photography timeline for brides including getting ready, ceremony, portraits, and reception

We have found ourselves with a lot of time on our hands for the next few months and want to use it to provide useful resources to our couples, or any couple planning their wedding.

 

     First up: A wedding day timeline focusing on photography!

wedding at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton Ohio

 

This timeline is perfect for 8 hours of photography coverage and shows how much time we need to photograph specific parts of your day. It has worked well for us and allows adequate time so it doesn’t feel like we are rushing through the day. Changes may need to be made, for example – if you have a bridal party of 20 people that like to get blackout drunk, you might want to consider adding more cushion time. 🙂

All of this is based on a traditional wedding day, but it can easily be adjusted to fit your plans. If you are considering doing a first look (which we highly recommend!) you can do all of your wedding party and bride/groom portraits before the ceremony. Some couples also do family portraits before the ceremony so they can be present during cocktail hour. If you’re doing a first look add in an extra 15-30 minutes for those photos. It’s always better to plan for extra time and allow for breaks than to feel rushed on your wedding day.

Please let us know what else we can do for you or what information we can share that will benefit you in the comment section below!

 

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