I always work with my couple's on their Wedding-Day-Of-Timeline. Let's face it, they've never done this before and how should they know how much time I need for certain parts of the day, right? I talk with every couple about the Pro's and Con's of doing a First Look but I NEVER push them into it. So Laurena and Mark decided to see each other for the first time as she came down the aisle. And it was beautiful and emotional.
Fast forward to Cocktail Hour where we quickly photographed their large wedding party (like 20 people large!) and then their amazing Family and when all was said and done I had 6 minutes to photograph them as a married couple. And then that 6 minutes turned into 3 minutes when the wedding planner came and grabbed them to line up for Introductions. And my heart was broken. All this time and work for them to have 3 minutes of Bride and Groom Portraits. And the reality of it, is that this is common.
THIS is why the First Look exists. So we can knock out Wedding Party and Family pictures before the ceremony and in return, the Bride and Groom have as much time as they want for portraits.
A couple weeks after the wedding I got an email from Laurena. She said, "Sam, you were right. We had NO time. So what do we do now?"Read More