HOW MUCH COVERAGE DO WE NEED?
Eight is usually perfect if you want your entire day photographed, from getting ready to the end of all reception formalities. Some days require more for reasons such as 2-3 location days with and travel between, extended catholic ceremonies, extended time gaps between ceremony & cocktail hour, wishing to have photographer stay for grand exit etc. Some couples opt out of all pre-ceremony coverage including getting ready, whether is be because it’s just not important to them or to use that time at the end of the night. I will give my suggestions based off of what you wish to have photographed, ultimately these decisions are up to you.
Traditional vs. First Look timelines can play into hours of coverage as well. Some couples wish to keep a traditional timeline and wait until ceremony to see each other, this is absolutely fine with me! Depending on a few factors, you can still have your bridesmaids & groomsmen portraits done separately, prior to ceremony. If your wedding party is small or you chose not to have one, this would not be necessary. Family portraits are always immediately after ceremony, this is typically the most convenient for them & our schedule.
Each couple and day is uniquely it’s own. I like to create a rough timeline early on to give you an idea of what your day would look like. This is also very helpful for when you start speaking with your other vendors and they ask you questions like - What time do you need hair and makeup completed? When will you need your bouquets for portraits? etc. Having already gone over photogenic timeline with me, you can easily answer these questions. Most couples do have a coordinator, however I do appreciate having a hand in my photography time slots so that I can best serve you.
Let’s chat about your wedding day!