How many hours do you want to be in posed pictures on your wedding day?
Let’s face it – “most” couples will say “as little as possible”. After all, what you really want to do is spend as much time as possible enjoying the time with your family and friends, right?
Unfortunately, too often couples will find themselves stuck in poses for far more time than they wanted to be. We’ve seen photographers take 2-3 hours out of the day when it doesn’t have to be that way.
It’s something you really should discuss with any photographer you’re looking at hiring. Now, some different styles of photography will inherently need more time. Typically in your photography search you will see a lot of beautiful work that you gravitate towards – but in some cases this might mean sacrificing some of the free time in enjoying your event. Balancing that is the decision you will have to make.
The Sweet Olive approach…
Our goal is always one hour or less. This means you and your new spouse with some family groupings, with your bridal party and then of course just the two of you. Our years of experience in planning wedding time lines and having a system for moving through formals fast and effective, helps us meet that goal.
We find that family photos can take roughly 20-30 minutes when everyone is gathered and ready to go. Bridal party is good for another 15 minutes and then usually 15 minutes or a little more if running ahead for the bride and groom.
Some couples do want to spend more time and maybe add an extra location for photos and that is fine. As we work with you on the time line for the day. We work with you to accomplish what it is you want on your wedding day.
We just want you to know that if your goal is to not spend all day in a pose – then we have the know-how and experience at making that happen.
Interested in learning more about the Sweet Olive Weddings experience? Inquire today.
Sometimes a “first look” helps your time line photo plans and sometimes it doesn’t. Check out our post about “Should you have a ‘first look'”.