How Much Time is Needed to Take Wedding Photographs on The Wedding Day

Your wedding day is one of the highlights of your life and everything should be perfect, or close to it. One way to ensure that you will have great memories and actually be able to see these memories is to hire a professional wedding photographer to take pictures of the happy times during the entire day.

One issue that is often taken up by the bride and groom with the wedding photographer is “how long should it take to have my photographs taken on my wedding day?” This is an important issue because some weddings run on a tight schedule and there has to be a set time for the photographs to be taken.

Professional photographers are usually very experienced and already know which angles are best when it comes to the venue of the ceremony and the reception. Aside from this, the ceremony usually runs on its own timetable so the photographer needs to be discreet enough to take photos of crucial moments which the couple may have stipulated without disrupting the ceremony.

The wedding preparation for both bride and groom is also a great opportunity for the professional photographer to take beautiful shots of the bride and groom individually, as well as with their respective families and entourage. There is usually no limit to the time during this time because the preparation usually takes about four to five hours before the wedding. The same goes for the reception where most of the photos taken are candid and that of the people who are there during the reception. You can also indicate which people you want the photographer to pay more attention to as well as which parts of the reception you want to be recorded.

Between the Ceremony and Reception

It is in this crucial time that professional wedding photographers usually take portrait shots and staged shots of the bride and groom together and shots of the entire entourage. Since there is just a short span of time in between the wedding and the reception, it is important that the photographer you hired knows what he is doing. You might also like to emphasize which shot you want so that you will be satisfied with the results. This duration takes about an hour or so and the photographer needs to make the most of it. It is during this time that you will see the benefits of hiring a professional wedding photographer; he or she will know what kind of shots need to be taken during this short break. After this time, there will be very little time to assemble the wedding entourage as well as the families of the bride and groom since the reception might also have a program to follow. The bride and groom should also allot enough time for this procedure so that their guests do not have to wait long for the reception. You might also like to serve cocktails while you are having the pictures taken so that your guests will not be inconvenienced while waiting.

Overall, a professional wedding photographer should be able to fit in the necessary photos and your preferences for your wedding day. It is also important to ask your photographer if he has an assistant who can also help to tale photos from a different angle and perspective so that your wedding day will have more coverage.

When we teach our photographers at Provins Photography Training School – we ensure all of them understand the importance of the wedding day, and we provide them with a template schedule, and suggested list of groups to photograph – for your free copy of this guide contact us here

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