• Abigail Saalfrank

Sample Timelines

Updated: Dec 8, 2019

I know that your wedding timeline is most likely something that is insanely intimidating, and it isn't exactly something exciting to talk about! However your timeline can make or break your photography! If you are not careful to schedule your timeline for your photography correctly you can cause yourself to miss out on some photos, as well as cause a lot of stress to your wedding photographer, and no one wants that. Hence here we are. I am literally putting together a sample timeline for you to include a first look, and one that does not include a first look. These timelines are perfectly laid out to maximize photos, as well as guaranteed to make your wedding photographer happy!

A few things about my timelines

1. This timeline is based on 8 hours of coverage as that is my most booked package and pretty standard in the industry.

2. This timeline is also based off an 6pm ceremony time, so please shift it forward or back as needed.

3. I also included sunset portraits as those tend to be very popular with my couples. However keep in mind it greatly varies throughout the year!

Wedding Timeline With First Look

1:00 - Photography Coverage Starts

1:00 to 1:30 - Bridal Detail Shots

1:30 to 2:00 - Ceremony Details and Reception Details

2:00 to 2:30 - Getting Ready Portraits

2:30 to 2:45 - Bride into Dress

2:45 to 2:55 - First Look

2:55 to 3:25 - Bride and Groom Portraits

3:25 to 3:55 - Bridal Party Portraits

3:55 to 4:15 - Bridesmaids Portraits

4:15 to 4:35 - Groomsmen Portraits

4:35 to 4:45 - Any other bridal party portraits desired

4:45 to 5:00 - Prepare for Ceremony

5:00 to 5:30 - Ceremony

5:30 to 6:00 - Family Portraits

6:00 - Off to the reception!

8:15 to 8:30 - Sunset Portraits

9:00 - Photography Coverage Ends

Wedding Timeline With Out First Look

2:00 - Photography Coverage Starts

2:00 to 2:30 - Bridal Detail Shots

2:30 to 3:00 - Ceremony Details and Reception Details

3:00 to 3:30 - Getting Ready Portraits

3:30 to 3:45 - Bride into Dress

3:55 to 4:15 - Bridesmaids Portraits

4:15 to 4:35 - Groomsmen Portraits

4:35 to 4:45 - Any other bridal party portraits desired

4:45 to 5:00 - Prepare for Ceremony

5:00 to 5:30 - Ceremony

5:30 to 5:50 - Family Portraits

5:50 to 6:20 - Bridal Party Portraits

6:20 to 6:50 - Bride and Groom Portraits

7:00 - Off to the reception!

8:15 to 8:30 - Sunset Portraits

10:00 - Photography Coverage Ends

Hopefully these timelines help you as you prepare for your big day!

Abigail


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