“So how long do we need for the photos?” This is one of the most common questions. So here it is.
The ceremony usually goes for 30 minutes maximum if it’s civil ceremony. (more like 15 – 20 minutes). If you are having your ceremony at the church, it will be more like 30 minutes to 90 minutes depends on your minister.
Usually, straight after the ceremony, we will do group photos (before people wonder off) followed by family and friends photos. This usually take about 30 minutes.
Location Photo shoot: Minimum of 1 hour up to 2.5 hours. Please add on traveling time between the locations. I would like to have about 45 minutes to 1 hour at each location for better results.
Then we travel (or walk) to the reception party where all your family and friends are enjoying the canapés and drinks.
This is the opportunity for me to photograph your cake, decoration in the room as well as your guests are mingling.
And this is a opportunity for you to have a little break in the bridal room. Yes, it will be another 5 – 6 hours to party after that!
Yes, it will be a fun day but also a long day for you. So please have buffer time especially in the morning before your ceremony. A lot of time, the wedding won’t run on time, and that is when you get stress because the schedule is running late.
If you would like me to photograph your “Getting Ready Bit” either at your place or the hotel room, I would like to have minimum of 1.5 hours hopefully for the bride and minimum of 30 minutes – 1 hour for the groom. Plus I need to add traveling time between any two locations.
Usually I go to the groom’s place first then I go to the bride and we go to the ceremony together.
Hair & Make-up artists – 1 hour before your departure
By the time I arrive to the bride’s place or hotel room 1 – 1.5 hours before we leave to the ceremony, I would like your Hair & Make-up artists to be finished and ready go! It is so that I can photograph your little details such as bouquets, dress, accessories and of course you, your bridal party and family’s “getting ready bit” better. It means, when I arrive to your room, that’s when you gotta say BYE to your lovely Hair & Make-up artists.
Hope this little article will help you to plan your day better!