Sample Timeline

Below are estimates for how much time I will need to document everything throughout your special day perfectly!

  • 60 Minutes - Preparations

  • 30 Minutes - First Look / Bride + Groom Photos

  • 30 Minutes - Wedding Party Photos

  • 30 Minutes - Family Photos

  • 15 Minutes - Reception Detail Photos

  • 10 Minutes - Ceremony Detail Photos


Below is a sample timeline for what the day usually looks like, especially for me as the photographer! It is just a sample, so please feel free to use this as a reference and move things around as necessary.

  • 2:00 PM - Photographer arrives (Dress, Shoes, and Jewelry Details & Groom Preparations)

  • 2:30 PM - Bridesmaids get dressed (Hair & Makeup Touch Ups)

  • 2:45 PM - Bride gets dressed

  • 2:55 PM - Groom departs for First Look

  • 3:00 PM - Bride departs for First Look

  • 3:15 PM - First Look / Bride + Groom Photos

  • 3:45 PM - Wedding Party Photos

  • 4:15 PM - Immediate Family Photos

  • 4:45 PM - Photographer photographs Ceremony Details

  • 5:00 PM - Ceremony

  • 5:30 PM - End of Ceremony

  • 5:45 PM - Extended Family Photos

  • 6:15 PM - Photographer photographs Reception Details

  • 6:30 PM - Guests enter Reception

  • 6:45 PM - Grand Entrance

  • 7:00 PM - Welcome Toast

  • 7:15 PM - Dinner

  • 7:45 PM - Toasts + Cake Cutting

  • 8:00 PM - First Dances (Bride + Groom, Bride + Father, Groom + Mother)

  • 8:15 PM - Open Dancing

  • 9:00 PM - Bouquet/Garter Toss

  • 10:00 PM - Photographer leaves