When it comes to planning your wedding, the schedule logistics is usually what stresses out most spouses. This is why many people opt for a wedding planner to take care of your special day without the stress so you can enjoy every element. I highly recommend the following planners who are all unique and have an artistic approach:
When it comes to planning out the timeline with your photographer, many couples don’t realize just how much time details take to photograph. You spent countless hours picking the perfect colors and details, we want to make sure to capture everything intentionally so you have beautiful memories to look back on. Time is one of the most valuable assets on your wedding day which is why we spend so much time studying, researching and refining our craft to ensure the best images.
Every wedding is unique but below are some general tips on how much time to allot for your photographer –
·Wedding Details: Time suggested, 60 Minutes. Location suggested, Hotel Room or Bridal Suite. This time will ensure a large enough window to style and photograph the dress, shoes, bouquet, rings, invitation suite and any other small details. We highly suggest making sure you have all your details ready for the photographer so they can start shooting and maximize the time. Window light is preferred so a coffee table or desk near the light source is perfect for those shots. Also make sure to ask your floral artist about including some loose flowers and greens in your package for us to style your invitation suite and details, it makes a huge difference and will add an editorial touch.
·Getting Ready Photos: Time suggested, 60 Minutes. Location suggested, Hotel Room, Bridal Suite, Garden Area. These photos are such a special moment especially for brides as they get hair and makeup done and then go from boudoir to their bridal look. These shots will include closeup portraits of hair and makeup, candids with loved ones getting ready, matching robe portraits, toasts with champagne (or beers), and all the emotional hugs and tears once the dress is on.
·Individual Bride and Groom Portraits: Time Suggested, 30-45 Minutes. Location Suggested, Hotel Room, Bridal Suite, Garden Area or Staircase. These photos are perfect for capturing the total look of brides and grooms. They are often elegant and also helps out in getting out nerves before the walk to the aisle. These are really intentional portraits while the rest of the day will mostly consist of candids, these are highly suggested to be taken solo as well as with any parents.
·First Look and Couple Portraits: Time Suggested, 45-60 Minutes. Location Suggested, Garden, Venue in Shaded Area, Hallways. This time should not be rushed. This is the first opportunity to see each other all dressed up for the wedding and is a really emotional moment and allows for lots of candids of the genuine reactions. If you don’t want to do a First Look, the couple portraits are a beautiful moment especially as they will likely be the portraits printed for your home. These are best taken either before the ceremony after the first look, or at sunset after the ceremony and group photos.
·Full Wedding Party Portraits: Time Suggested, 30-45 Minutes. Location Suggested, Alter or Ceremony Area or open space with view. These sometimes take the most coordination as large groups can be challenging to wrangle. Make sure to let the whole wedding party know that they need to stay close to the designated portrait location so everything can be shot efficiently which translates into more party time for them! This time usually includes formal portraits, silly, and then groupings with just the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and each of the family units.
· Dance Floor: Time Suggested, 15-25 Minutes. Photos of your loved ones enjoying themselves and letting loose is a favorite. This doesn’t need more time because the longer you photograph open dancing, the more the photos can become unflattering with shoes being taken off, ties, and guests getting sweaty. This time usually includes First Dance, Parent Dances, Bouquet Toss, Coordinated Dances such as the Cha Cha Slide.
Photography: Iann Ivy | Event Planning: Far Away Weddings | Floral Design: Armando Malafronte | Dress: Berta Bridal | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Ceremony Venue: Villa Cimbrone | Calligraphy: Sea & Sun Calligraphy | Groom’s Attire: Zegna