with first look
Often times a first look can create a lot of flexibility in your day. Here's an example timeline
Jeff arrives at Bride and Groom's getting ready location
Note: Ideally by the time I arrive, hair and makeup is already wrapping up. If something is going to delay the beginning of the day, it’s often HAMU.
Groom + groomsmen depart for ceremony site
Bride and bridesmaids depart for ceremony location
First look takes place
Note: The First Look can take place at the getting ready location, ceremony, or reception location. It’s up to you! Although I'm happy to make recommendations!
Bride & Groom + bridal party portraits
Note: I often do family portraits right after the ceremony because everyone you need will be easy to grab. If you can give your family notice that we’ll be taking pictures immediately after the ceremony, that will also ensure that no one wanders off.
Additional Bridal Party and Bride & Groom Portraits
Note: Depending on what was taken before the ceremony, we might want to grab 1 or 2 more full bridal party shots.
Note: The great thing about doing a First Look is that it gives you more time at cocktail hour. At this time, I'm usually grabbing some pictures of your guests while you enjoy the hour.
Introduction & First Dances
Dinner & Toasts
Cake cutting & Bouquet toss