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Recommended Photography & Videography Schedule for Your Wedding Day

November 23, 2019

Recommended Photography and Videography Schedule for Your Wedding Day

This simplified schedule generally applies to most weddings but usually differs in some aspects per couple.

8a – Hair & Makeup

12p –  Apollo Fotografie Arrives

1p –  SOLO PORTRAITS

2p – FIRST LOOK PORTRAITS

2:30p – WEDDING PARTY PICS

4p – Ceremony begins

4:30p – FAMILY PORTRAITS

5:15p – MAGIC HOUR PORTRAITS

5:30p – Grand entrance

6p – Dinner

6:30p – Toasts

6:45p– First dances

7p –  Party time!

7:30p – Cake cutting

8p – Depart


Here’s a more detailed version of the same timeline to help you with your planning process


8:00a – Hair & Makeup arrive for Couple (if applicable).  The couple is done first, followed by bridesthems &/or groomstheys.


11:30a – Both spouses’ suites are cleaned (make bed & clear clutter). Layout all details in preparation for Apollo Fotografie to arrive including by not limited to: dresses, stationery, rings, tuxedos, shoes, bowties, jewelry, etc.


12:00p – Apollo Fotografie arrives for final hair & makeup touches on the couple


12:30p – 1st photographer & videographer capture Spouse One getting dressed


12:30p – 2nd photographer & videographer capture Spouse Two getting dressed


1:00p – 1st photographer/videographer capture Spouse One wedding party portraits


1:00p – 2nd photographer/videographer capture Spouse Two wedding party portraits


2:00p – First look between the couple & then couple’s portraits


2:30p – Wedding party portraits – all together now!


2:45p – Immediate family portraits (parents, siblings)


3:00p – Set up ceremony space & details are 100% finished & are ready to be photographed with no guests present


3:30p -The couple takes a break & hides from guests


4:00p – Wedding ceremony begins


4:30p – Extended family portraits begin immediately after the ceremony. Factor in 3-5 minutes of time per group


4:30p – Second photographer photographs cocktail hour & other guests


5:00p – Epic magic hour (aka sunset) photography session!


5:00 – Set up reception space & details are 100% finished & are ready to be photographed with no guests present


5:45p – Grand entrance that leads into the first dance


6:00p – The couple eats & all the wedding vendors eat at the same time. We require a complete hot meal (protein, vegetable, & carbohydrate w/ beverage) as well as 20 minutes of uninterrupted, restorative, & peaceful silence


6:15p- Toasts, parent dances, & other activities begin


7:00p -Dance floor opens up – let’s get this party started!


7:30p – The last event that you photographed of the night should happen 30 minutes prior to Apollo Fotografie’s end time (like cake cutting, sparkler exit, etc)


7:45p – Last call for photos & videos


8:00pm – Apollo Fotografie leaves


 

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