Planning a wedding can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when doing so during a global pandemic- but don't worry, I've got you! I came up with a general timeline that you can use when planning your intimate wedding which will help give you an idea of what to have in mind for your big day.
- 4:30-5:00 PM - photographer arrives, detailed shots and getting ready photos
- 5:30-6:00 PM - travel to venue location
- 6:00-6:30 PM - first look & some couple photos
- 6:30-7:00 PM - ceremony
- 7:00-7:00 PM - some more photos as a married couple (ideally this is at golden hour)
- 7:30-8:30 PM- reception
- 8:30 PM - champagne and sparkler photos
WHY I LOVE GETTING READY PHOTOS
A key element in photographing a wedding is the story telling aspect. In ten years when you look at your wedding album, you want to be able to feel like you are reliving every moment of the day. Having photos to look back on of you getting ready is such an important part of your wedding day and will allow all the memories to come flooding back!
The first look is hands down one of my favourite parts of the wedding day. Traditionally, the bride and groom see each other for the first time when the bride walks down the aisle. Having a first look gives you an opportunity to have this in a more intimate setting, before the hustle and bustle of the wedding day begins. It gives you the chance to share and cherish this magical moment without all of your guests joining in on it too.
This is optional and depends on what time of day your wedding is at. Taking photos during sunset is so amazing because the sunset gives the softest, dreamiest golden sun which is sure to make for fantastic photos!
CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLERS
This is such a fun way to end off the night. And it sure does make for some creative, artsy photos!