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Recommended Photography & Videography Schedule for Your Wedding Day

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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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