GETTING READY PHOTOS
1.5 to 2.0 hours. This is where your wedding story begins. I’ll capture the scene, the anticipation, and the details of the time before your ceremony. Plan for some additional time for photos if you’ll be at a salon.
15 minutes. If you choose to get ready separately and do a First Look, you’ll want to allow around 15 minutes for that. If you’re having a few guests and want some group portraits, right after the First Look is when we should do those (allow another 10-15 minutes).
THE ELOPEMENT CEREMONY
10-20 minutes. The length of your ceremony may vary widely, depending on how you choose to go about it. Add in any hiking time, or time it takes to get to the ceremony spot. Afterward, allow time to gather yourselves, bask in your joy, grab a drink of water and/or snack, and sign any documents if needed.
GROUP & FAMILY PORTRAITS
10-15 minutes. If you’re having a few guests, you’ll want to do some group photos. I make these quick and painless!
1 to 3 hours. This is when I get amazing images of just the two of you, on the happiest day of your lives. The more time I have with you for these photos, the better and more creative they will be.
If we’re going to another location for these, remember to factor in the time it takes to get there and back, and any walking/hiking time.
1.0 to 4.0 hours. After your ceremony and photos are done, how are you going to end the story of your day? Whatever you choose to do, I’d love to tag along and document it- wrapping up the end of a perfect day.
Remember: Your wedding day is unique, and planning ahead ensures you don’t miss a minute of this special time in your lives.