When you start thinking about your wedding day, think about the photos you would wanna have. Do you want a couple of pictures of you getting ready and your mom zipping your dress up? Would you like to sneak out with your spouse during sunset and get the famous golden hour pictures?
Well, for this to happen, you need to plan things out a little bit. And there is no one better to know how long each set of pictures will take than the person taking the photos itself, right?
Think about it: if a photographer shoots 20 to 30 weddings a year, imagine how many timelines he has seen before. He knows what works and what doesn’t. For example: based on your bridal party or family size, he’ll know how long the formal portraits will take, and he can guide you through how much time you need to separate for that and make sure nothing gets delayed.
Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life. You hire a professional photographer because you want to be able to look at those pictures and be taken back to that day. You want those pictures to reflect what it was like being there. And believe me, your photographer wants the same thing.
When you give your photographer a shot list of the things you want to be photographed and allow him to help to make sure there is enough time to capture it all, things will go smoothly, and you’ll have plenty of photos to cherish for the rest of your life.