Scheduling out the day-of is an art. There’s hair and makeup, getting dressed, coffee (or champagne) touching up and, of course, socializing. And we’ll make sure to capture all of it. But, it’s also super important to make sure there is enough time for bridal portraits, family portraits and all of the fun and silly pictures you want. And, although our passion is in the style of unobtrusive photojournalism, we realize that those portraits are an important part of the process (and treasured photos for close friends and family). Make sure you leave enough time for the pic punch-list you’ve got in mind, and allow enough time for a bridal portrait, groom portrait and some shots as a couple.
So, how do you do it?
Jenn Linke offers the advice, “Having a schedule THAT YOU ACTUALLY FOLLOW is a huge benefit. It allows us to plan on where to be and how much time we take capturing the different parts of your day.”
Having a clear schedule also clues everyone else in on where they should be and what they should be doing, sometimes down to the minute on the big day. If you have a frantic schedule or you run late, some of the day’s most tender moments are sacrificed and won’t be immortalized on film.
Jenn explains, “Some of my favorite images are when a father sees his daughter for the first time. It can be such a special moment to capture if done well. So, HAVE A PLAN! We don’t want dad to wander in while you are frantically putting your veil on… we want you to be ready. That way you can focus on dad when he enters the room to see his gorgeous girl as a bride! If you want that moment, be ready on time and then when dad arrives on time, wondrous things happen!”