A wedding is a whirlwind of events, gone in the blink of an eye. If you are looking to effective plan out your wedding day here’s a look at a typical wedding photo timeline from our point of view. We want to help make our clients planning of their big day super painless so when the fun rolls around they don’t miss a beat.

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We encourage adding a little bit of time padding here and there, especially during the portrait part of the day. You never know when traffic may cause a snarl or a groomsman may leave his pants at home!
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Here’s a look at a model time line:

1:15 Final touched of getting ready (60 mins)
2:15 First look and Bride and Groom portraits (45 mins)
3:00 Wedding Party portraits (45 mins)
3:45 Lipstick Break!
4:00 Family Portraits (30 mins)
4:30 Guest Arrival/Bride&Groom Prep (30 mins)
5:00 Ceremony (30 mins)
5:30 Cocktail Hour (60 mins)
6:30 Dinner (60 mins)
7:30 Toast, cake, first dance (30 mins)
8:00 Open dancing and party shenanigans (30-120 minutes)

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When you make your own start with your ceremony time and work forward and backward from there. Voila! You’ve (pretty much) painlessly created a perfect wedding day photo timeline.

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Sweet, sweet baby Press. Kirsten and Shane‘s bouncing baby boy arrived and man-oh-man is he a cutie! He just happens to be lucky enough to be born to some parents with serious style. This nursery is out of this word: hot air balloons, a polka-dot wall, and vintage children’s toys. Does this room come in our grown-up size? What a joy to photograph such sweet, beginning moments with these three!

Lifestyle nursery portrait.
Modern newborn nursery photography.
Lifestyle newborn portrait.
Look at that tiny, little bundle!
Fun, relaxed newborn portraiture.
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Relaxed, natural newborn portraits in Seattle, Washington.
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Such sweet faces and teeny toes.
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Sweet, candid family portrait during newborn photo session.
‘Come on guys!’ you can practically read Press’ mind here.
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Awwww!
Newborn portraits with dad and mom during family portrait session.
Sweet, modern newborn portrait photography.
Adorable modern newborn portrait photography.
That hat! He is just too much!

 

Thanks so much guys for welcoming us into your home and entrusting us to capture this most precious of times.