Recommended Photography & Videography Schedule for Your Wedding Dayfaq / Timelines
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