Below is a list of the approximate amount of time needed to document every moment of the wedding day...


Bride Getting Ready

Bride's Details: 30 Minutes

Getting Ready (Dress, Jewelry, and Shoes): 15 Minutes

Portraits with mom and bridesmaids: 15 Minutes

= Minimum 1 Hour

 

Groom Getting Ready

Groom's Details: 10 Minutes  

Portraits with Groomsmen: 10 Minutes

= Minimum 20 Minutes

 

Ceremony + Family Formals

Ceremony: 30 Minutes

Family Formals (Small Family): Approx 20 Minutes

Family Formals (Large Family): Approx 30 Minutes

= Minimum 1 Hour

 

Bridal Party Creative Photos

Bridal Party: 20-45 Minutes

Bride & Groom: 30-45 Minutes

= Minimum 1 Hour

 

Dinner + Reception

Cutting Cake: 5 Minutes

Toasts: 15 Minutes

Dinner: 1 Hour

First Dance / Parent Dances: 20 Minutes

Bouquet / Garter Toss / Special Events: 15 Minutes

Everyone Dancing: 1 Hour

= Minimum 3 Hours



1:20 pm 
Photographers arrive 10 minutes early at Bride's Home
(Please have the plastic removed from dress, on the hanger, ready to be photographed. Place all other bridal details in one place for easy finding)
 

1:30 pm
Photographers Begin
(Bride's Details, Bridesmaid's Dresses / Bride and Bridesmaids are getting finishing touches on hair and make up.)
 

2:00 pm 
Photos of Bride Getting Dressed / Father's First Look with Bride
 

2:05-2:30 pm 
Drive to Church / Groom Getting Ready Photos
 

3:00-3:30 pm 
Ceremony
 

3:45-4:10 pm 
Family Photos (family members gathered near photo location)
 

4:15 pm
Drive to Creative Portrait Location (15 mins)
 

4:30-5:30 pm
20 minute Bridal Party Photos / 40 minute Bride and Groom Photos
 

5:30 pm 
Drive to Reception Venue
 

5:45-6:15 pm
Guests arrive at Reception Venue / Photograph Reception Room + Details / Bridal Party relax + touch-ups
 

6:15-6:25 pm
Bridal Party Entrance / Cake Cutting
 

6:30-7:45 pm 
Dinner / Toasts
 

7:45-8:00 pm
First Dance / Parent Dances
 

8:00-8:15 pm 
Bouquet / Garter Toss
 

8:15-9:30 pm 
Reception Dancing
 

9:30 pm
Photographers Say Goodbyes