Creating a photography schedule for your wedding day can help ensure that all the important moments are captured in a timely manner, without feeling rushed or stressed. Here are some key elements to include in your wedding day photography schedule:
Getting Ready Shots
Typically, the photography coverage begins several hours before the ceremony. This allows the photographer to capture shots of the bride and groom getting ready, details such as the dress, shoes, and jewelry, and any pre-ceremony activities.
Many couples opt for a first look photo session, which involves seeing each other for the first time in a private moment before the ceremony. This can be a great opportunity for intimate portraits and can help ease any nerves before the ceremony.
This is typically the most important part of the day and should be carefully planned out. Be sure to include the time for pre-ceremony photographs and any formal family shots you want to capture.
This part of the schedule should include all the important moments of the reception, such as speeches, first dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss, and any other traditional elements you want to capture.
If possible, plan to take sunset photos of the bride and groom during the “golden hour” of the day. This time of day provides a soft and flattering light that can create stunning images.
End Time: Be sure to include an end time for your photographer in the schedule. This will ensure that they are able to capture all the important moments, but also allows them to leave at a reasonable time so they can edit and deliver your photos in a timely manner.
Creating a detailed photography schedule can help ensure that you and your photographer are on the same page, and that all the important moments of your wedding day are captured beautifully. Be sure to communicate any special requests or important family members you want photographed, and work with your photographer to create a schedule that works for everyone involved.