How much time to leave for photographs is a common question that I get asked. But before you can answer this question it is important to think about how you would like your wedding day to unfold. For example is it important that both the bride and groom do not see each other before the ceremony? In this case I usually recommend about three hours of photography time. As long as locations are close, this should give enough time to capture your family portraits, bridal party portraits and bride and groom portraits.
Another common way of scheduling photography time is if you are comfortable seeing each other before the ceremony. In this case, I recommended doing a first look two to three hours prior to the ceremony time. This can free more of your time after the ceremony and also free guests of entertaining themselves for three hours.
Hope you find these tips helpful please leave a comment or send me a message if you have any questions! And remember it is your day, so plan however you feel works best!
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