Typical Wedding Day includes unlimited hours…
I start with the guys getting ready. Images of rings, boutonnieres, suits, cufflinks and other details, along with some casual shots.
Then I go to the Bride’s location. There I take images of the dress and details that make up your attire for the day. Some casual shots of everyone getting ready and shots of family present.
About a third of my couples choose to do the reveal or first look. This intimate moment between you two before you say the vows is actually very special and personal. Its done for a few reasons, specially in winter weddings or when there is not much time between Ceremony and Reception. Having most of the pictures taken before the Ceremony, it allows you to mingle with your guests for a longer time and relax before the party starts.
At the Ceremony location, I try to be as invisible as possible while getting all the important moments. I generally keep to the perimeter so I don’t obstruct the view of the two of you.
AFTER THE CEREMONY
After the ceremony, I would take images of the Family, Bridal Party and then the two of you. The order of this is flexible and would be discussed in more detail prior to the wedding. It doesn’t matter to me how many locations we go to and how many family members you want images of as long as we allocate the appropriate time. Anything less than 2 hours will be rushed depending on the location(s). All this is discussed in general at our consultation and then in much more details closer to the wedding date. We also make a backup plan in case of rain.
AT THE RECEPTION
At the reception I cover everything, speeches, first dance, cake cutting, flower and garter toss and dancing. I also go through great lengths to take images of the reception setup, centrepieces, arrangements of tables and decorations, before everyone else will arrive. Many times the bride and groom won’t even see this until everyone is there, so it’s really important that I do that. We would talk about an appropriate time for me to do this.
I generally stay until at least midnight, so this is a 10-14 hour day for me.