- June 26th, 2012
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A quick read for brides to be: How to plan your photographer schedule on your wedding day
There is usually a lot to consider when planning on what time to have your wedding ceremony and what time to take pictures. The different time of the year determines when the sun sets as well as the amount of light present on the day. The location of your venue and the scenery available to you all play a big part in how your wedding photographs will come out.
If you have set your wedding day during winter, always consider that the sun sets earlier than in summer. Plan to have your wedding a little earlier to take advantage of the available light. If your wedding day is set for summer, always make sure that your venue has an alternative arrangement should the heavens decide to open
Should you set your wedding to start at 15h00 then this is how to consider working out your photographer schedule:
1. Wedding Photographer to start at 13h30
Photographer to take wedding reception detail shots. Your photographer will at least need to have 15 minutes to take detailed wedding reception shots. This is not always possible after the ceremony as your photographer will be busy with family photo’s and will be with you most of the time.
2. Bride preparation to start at 13h45
Your photographer will need at least an hour with you to shoot your dress details, jewellery shots as well as photo’s while your hair and makeup is being done.
If your wedding photography package includes two photographers this would be when the second photographer photographs the groom.
3. Ceremony to start at 15h00
During the ceremony, the photographer(s) will be taking ceremony photographs and will focus on the ceremony.
4. Family photo’s at 16h00 (This will depend on how long your ceremony takes)
Family photo’s take around 30 minutes depending on your family size. After family photo’s we will take photographs of the bridal party with the bride and groom. This takes around 25 minutes.
5. Bride and Groom photo’s at 16h55
This is where the photographer will require the bride and groom for their wedding portrait pictures. This shoot will take approximately 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
6. Reception to start at 18h00
During the reception the photographer will photograph key moments such as cutting of the cake, speeches, candid moments as well as the first dance, bouquet & garter toss.
Your photographer will end after all formalities are completed.
Hope this guide helps to assist you with your wedding planning!
Article by: Wedding Photography Johannesburg
Written by: Alouise – Hay Kay Wedding Photography
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