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The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning: Capturing Your Special Day

Let’s face it, wedding planning is not easy! How can it be? After all, it’s one of the most special days of your lives! With over 500+ weddings under our belt, we understand the ins and outs of wedding planning, and we’re here to provide you with some valuable tips to make your journey smoother.

A common question we often receive is, “How much time do we need?” Well, based on our experience, approximately 8 hours of coverage is ideal for 90% of weddings to ensure we capture the complete story. However, keep in mind that every wedding is unique, so the timeline can be adjusted to suit your specific needs. Here’s a breakdown of the most common timeline we follow:

1:30pm: Start at partner #1 (usually the groom) 

2:30pm: Start at partner #2 (usually the bride) 

3:30pm: Leave for the ceremony 

4:30pm: Ceremony begins

  • Family & group photos 
  • Bridal party & couple photos 
  • 6:30pm: Reception begins 
  • 9:30pm: Coverage concludes

Now, let’s delve deeper into each part of the day and explore the moments we capture, along with some useful tips!

PARTNER #1 (30-45 minutes) This is the only part of the day that the bride (or partner #2) doesn’t get to see! Most grooms are initially camera-shy, but once we get them laughing, we become just another drinking buddy to them (minus the actual drinking, haha)!

TIP: If you’d like this part captured, ensure the groomsmen are dressed in their shirts and pants, and have all other details such as shoes, cufflinks, ties, and accessories laid out neatly. All present family members should also be fully dressed.

PARTNER #2 (60-70 minutes) At this stage, you’re excited, nervous, and maybe even a little scared. Knowing what lies ahead is a big deal, but it’s made easier when your best friends and family stand by, encouraging you. You’ll be living your best life, freshened up, with perfect hair. This is when we capture beautiful candid moments of your preparation, the details, the rings, the dresses, and everything in between.

TIP: Schedule everyone’s hair and makeup to be completed by the time we arrive. If you want touch-up or lipstick shots, we can do those quickly. Please have your details and belongings laid out cleanly, and ensure dresses are hung up neatly. All present family members should be fully dressed.

CEREMONY (30-60 minutes) It’s that time! All those months of planning have led you to this very moment, where you stare down at your partner across the aisle. The vows, the first kiss, the commitment, the hugs, and kisses—it’s everything.

The moments we capture during this stage are priceless and indescribable.

FAMILY & GROUPS (15-30 minutes) These are the people YOU chose to celebrate your wedding with! We hold your personal connections in high regard and cherish them as much as you do. During this time, we’ll capture plenty of candid and formal group shots, and don’t forget the massive group photo!

PHOTOSHOOT (45-90 minutes) Now it’s time for the bridal party to have some fun and capture amazing photos that you can cherish forever. Don’t worry if you’re not used to being in front of the camera—we’ll let you in on a little secret: none of the people on our website are professional models! So relax, have fun, let your personality and romance shine through, and we’ll guarantee you great photos.

RECEPTION (time varies) Your reception is the greatest party you’ll ever throw in your life! It’s full of life, excitement, laughter, and our favorite part—the tear-jerking speeches! Choose your MC wisely, as they can make or break the vibe.

TIP: Complete your formalities early, so we can capture them in photos and videos. Also, allocate at least 15 minutes for us to capture the dancing and partying—it will look awesome in the photos and videos!

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! You’re one step closer to planning your dream wedding. The next crucial step is to secure a reputable photographer/videographer. We invite you to read what some of our clients have said about us to gain confidence in our services – Click here – Packages 

Remember, your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we’re here to ensure every moment is beautifully captured. Let’s embark on this incredible journey together and create timeless memories that you’ll cherish forever!