Every photographer's style is different on how they run the day of the wedding. Here are some recommendations on how we have photographed weddings which seems to work well.
Preparation coverage Gents getting ready: 30 minutes for the gents...psssst... but we also know that they aren’t the most willing to get pics done. The 30 minutes for the boys are generally relaxed, pretending to get ready shots, hanging with their mates and most usually get back into their boardies/shirts till they are ready to really get ready. Sometimes the gents simply don’t want those shots and that’s fine too..We will just spend +- 1 to 2 hours with the girls instead.
Ladies getting ready: When we arrive at the ladies, we snap the dress, shoes, flowers, group photos, with mum and dad, various candid and generally of what’s happening. We also try to get some lovely photos of the bride without rushing. Sometimes the location of the bride is a lovely looking hotel so why not use the hotel of some beautiful shots. We leave 20min before the bride and bridesmaids leave to ensure we are at the ceremony location ready for photos and also t