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.

Sunset silhouette wedding portrait Seattle photographer.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!Creative, modern wedding photographer ring shots.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)

Modern Seattle wedding photography by Laurel McConnell.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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