Planning Your Wedding Timeline
Even in the early stages of planning, it’s important to plan your timeline. It is very important to know what time of the day you will want photos taken. For example, if your wedding ceremony is in the afternoon you may want your photos taken before the wedding breakfast, make sure you plan accordingly.
Time is Key
Even if you think you’ve allowed enough time in your wedding day schedule, add another 15 -20 minutes (my own experience)! With so many things happening on the day, your timeline can start to get delayed quicker than you might think. If you allow an extra time in your schedule exclusively to taking portraits, you’re guaranteed to avoid added stress.
This sounds clear, am I right? But, it’s easy to get carried away chatting and being a good host. Make sure you and your spouse jump on the dance floor or explore surroundings. Some of people’s favourite shots are the candid images of the happy couple simply enjoying themselves.
Lose the Idea of a “Pinterest Perfect Wedding”
This is very important. For months you’ve been researching Pinterest, Instagram and all other wedding blogs to create your own the most beautiful vision board for your special day. Keep in mind that those images and boards are often a collection of the best images from thousands of different wedding days and photographers all around the world. You need to trust your own photographer. Your photographer will capture the most perfect and memorable moments of your day. You may not get that specific pose that you have pinned, but that’s because your love was better showcased in a different way.
Communicate with Your Photographer
On your wedding day, photographer will be the one you will communicate the most. If you’re self conscious about something, don’t hesitate to let your photographer know. Hate the way your arm looks from a certain angle? Your photographer will keep this in mind when shooting your portraits. Similarly, if you’re tired of taking group photos at cocktail hour or there are tricky family dynamics, don’t be afraid to disclose these situations to your photographer. The more they know all the details, the more they can help resolve issues. This will allow you to sit back and really enjoy the moment.