Houston Wedding Photography
How Much Time?
A common misconception about wedding photography is that the time needed for the photographer is the same length of time as your wedding ceremony and reception. Of course, it is your special day, and the scheduling is in your hands. Keep in mind, the time allotted to your photographer will influence the outcome of your wedding day photos.
Recently, a wedding coordinator gave me the itinerary with only 5 minutes (total) scheduled between the ceremony and the reception for group photography. This was eventually altered at our request to 30 minutes, and all went smoothly! Traditional group portraits with multiple families will need about
5 minutes per group shot, as well as 20 minutes with the couple alone. Disorganization can lengthen this process when family members in group shots have to be tracked down, or unscheduled groups appear unexpectedly wanting a portrait. An experienced wedding coordinator or organized family friend will help make the best use of this photography time.
If you enjoy the photography you see here at SGI Photography, we want you to be aware that many of the beautiful photos were taken a couple of hours prior to the ceremony as the wedding party was getting ready, 20 minutes to 1 hour between the ceremony and reception, and occasionally an extra 15 minutes or so at the couples’ send-off for artistic poses in limousines or other unique vehicles.
Please visit www.sgiphotography.com to read our article on “How Much Time?” and the list of suggestions to consider before deciding on how much time to allow for wedding day photography.