And address please! If it is different from the venue. Think about where you will be when it is time for me to start shooting! Still at the hotel/house getting ready? En route to the venue? Or getting ready at the venue? Should I arrive to the venue before you & start shooting details? etc.
Preparation Schedule & Times
Hair, makeup, QT with your girls & guys before the nuptials...so fun!! Getting ready pics are some of my favorites. So many laughs and genuine moments leading up to the ceremony. Please give a detailed schedule of your getting ready plan! Things to consider: where exactly will guys and girls be getting ready. When you want to put on the dress. For photos, if you could have details laid out or in a prepared place before I get there, it would def speed up the detail shots! An invitation & programs, jewelry, wedding rings, shoes, dress & a pretty hanger, bridesmaid dresses, bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts, groom details, etc.
Bridal Party Pictures Schedule & Times
Things to consider: First looks allow for us to get all of the bridal party pictures & bride/groom pics done before the ceremony, which means you can get back to your guests faster after the ceremony and family pictures! If you opt out of a first look, we can save the full bridal party shots & bride/groom shots for after the ceremony. Just make sure you consider these general time frames for all bridal party pictures:
-Groomsmen only: 20-30 minutes
-Individuals (groom & each gman): 10 minutes
-Groom only: 10-15 minutes
-Bridesmaids only: 20-30 minutes
-Individuals (bride & each maid): 10 minutes
-Bridals: 10-15 minutes
-Full Bridal Party: 15-25 minutes
-Bride & Groom Shots: 20-30 minutes
These time frames are flex! Just let me know!
After-Ceremony Schedule & Times
Think: cocktail hour, how much time you'd like to spend on family pictures & first married pictures, if you'd like guest mingling pictures, etc.
I'm going to be honest, y'all....family portraits is the most stressful part of the wedding day. It is CRUCIAL that your family is informed of exactly when and where they need to be directly following the ceremony. We need to get them done in a timely manner, which is hard to do with that many people to organize and voices to talk over. I want to make absolute sure we have quality time for bride & groom shots (your first married pics!!) and any remaining bridal party pictures, so PLEASE help me keep this time organized and moving along. Thanks ahead of time! Please include below all family groupings that you want photos of, from the smallest groups to the biggest. I will be calling these names to get people in formation, so name groups based on this knowledge. First names are helpful, too!
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