Every couple has their own vision for their big day.  It is our biggest goal to help connect that to a realistic timeline so you can have the most enjoyable time while getting some stellar photographs.  Some folks may love more family photographs and have a more heartfelt approach to the day while others may be insanely excited and carry that through their lively energy all day.  No two stories are alike.

 


Dress, Details, Rings, Shoes, Etc.

Time: 60 minutes

When: Morning

Where: Bridal Suite and Groom’s Suite

TIPS:  When we arrive, details are the first thing we start with.  It helps us to get in a groove and when it comes down to it once we have finished them we are able to be flies on the wall and capture all of the wonderful interactions you will get with your family and friends.  Consider a custom or atleast a wooden hanger for the dress(most dress shops send you off with a super ugly plastic hanger!).  We often find that the suites are crowded and/or messy as well so to help combat that have everyone place everything in one small location.  This will help you to have a clean photograph when we’re buzzing around!

 


Prep

Time: 60-120 minutes

When: Morning

Where: Bridal Suite and Groom’s Suite

TIPS:  Here we are really a fly on the wall until we need to be.  Think of where the best lighting is, or what moments will come up.  We know locations but lets be real, we cannot script your laughter and friends that are the jokesters or criers, right?  These are some of the most emotional and fun parts of the day.  These will be almost entirely candid moments.

 


Individual Portraits

Time: 5-20 minutes

When: Morning

Where: Bridal Suite and Groom’s Suite

TIPS:  At the end of your preparations and you’re ready for your first look or to move to the ceremony, we time it so we have some time to photographs each of you before the craziness hits.  It is the “calm before the storm”.

 


 

Couple – First Look

Time: 45-60 Minutes

When: Morning / Early Afternoon

Where: Lobby, Garden and areas with well shaded natural light.  If time allows we can leave the site.

TIPS:  This is a second experience to your “first look” when you will see your bride come down the aisle.  The aisle will still be the “oh s*%$” moment.  In fact I cried both times at my wedding!  Couples who opt to do this will see most if not all of their cocktail hour.  We will not only photograph the couples photographs but in certain circumstances we schedule the couples, bridal party as well as family to be photographed before the ceremony.  Think.  No other photographic obligations after this so you will head to the ceremony and continue that high until late into the night!

 


 

Wedding Party Photos

 

Time: 45-60 Minutes

When: Morning / Early Afternoon

Where:  Points of Interest.  Library, Garden, Local Park, off-site or on-site.

TIPS:  We start with classic traditional photos then get everyone moving and into more fun and creative photographs.  Those mantle style of photos are generally timeless but we know that the candid natured photos also tie the story together so well in the album we build for you.  In addition not only will we capture a sequence of large bridal party photographs but also individual with each one of your bridesmaids and groomsman but also just the bride and her ladies as and the groom with the men.

 


Family Portraits

 

Time: 30 Minutes

When: Morning / Early Afternoon

Where:  Ceremony Site, On-Site or Off-Site

TIPS:  Depending on the group every family varies in time.  We help to create a detailed list of who is important and who you would like to include in these photographs.  If you have a very large family we suggest that we orchestrate these later in the night.  We will coordinate with the DJ / Band to call those larger groupings to the dance floor and even if you have a 50 person family we can photograph these very quickly in this instance.  We always love when family members can help with any names or people so that we can stay on time and keep things well organized :).

 


 

Ceremony

Time: 10-90 Minutes

When: Morning / Early Afternoon

Where:  Reception Hall or Church

TIPS:  We just ask if you are utilizing a church if there is anything after your service.  At the end of the service we will photograph some nice portraits of you after the service.  In most cases a church has unique architectural details that may help us to capture some very interesting lighting.


Sunset Session

 

  • Park Pavilion NJ Wedding

 

Time: 30-60 Minutes

When: Evening (30-60 minutes before sunset.  60 if by tall trees)

Where:  Places with amazing views or striking location. Open fields, bay side dock, etc.

TIPS:  This session is always inspiring and our favorite time to photograph you.  We will bring artificial lighting with us and blend the scene properly.We will want to split our allocated time based off when the sun is setting, with half before and half after.  Things that comes to mind when thinking about Sunset is the color of the sky and capturing amazing scenic views.


Reception Details and Venue

 

Time – 30 minutes
When – Early evening
Where – Reception site
Tips – Prior to your guests entering the reception room, please allow us access to the fully set up room. This is typically the only time to photograph the reception details without people, purses, etc throughout the room.

 


 

Couples Portraits – Twilight

  • South Jersey Winery Wedding
  • Belmar Fishermans Club Wedding

Time – 15-30 minutes
When – Night Time
Where – Close to the venue.  Think architectural details or starry night!
Tips – During the reception is when this usually happens.  Before asking you to come out, we will already have tested what and where we will go!  This is a time where we will adventure outside around your reception hall.  What will we shoot?  Starry nights, champagne toasts, sparkler exits, you name it!