Note: Ideally by the time we arrive, hair and make-up 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 + bridesmaids depart for ceremony location
Note: The First Look can take place at the getting ready location, ceremony, or reception location. It’s up to you! Although we’re happy to make recommendations.
The ceremony takes place
Bride & Groom + bridal party portraits
Note: We 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. We’ll help you create a list of family portraits before the big day.
Note: The great thing about doing a First Look is that it gives you more time at cocktail hour. We’ll grab some pictures of your guests while you enjoy the hour.
Note: Welcome toasts & salads followed by speeches and entrees is always a good way to go to keep the day flowing.
Additional Bridal Party and Bride & Groom Portraits
Note: Depending on what was taken before the ceremony, we might grab 1 or 2 more full bridal party shots. At the very least, we’ll grab a few shots of you at the ceremony site.
Introductions & First Dance
Note: Some couples prefer to have their first dance after dinner to kick off the party. Either option is good!
Note: I’ll make sure to grab you two about 45 minutes before the sunsets. This is usually the best light of the day!
Note: These traditions may include more toasts, cake cutting, the bouquet toss, or garter toss.
Note: This may include your first dance (if not done before dinner), as well as Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances.