Wedding Day Tips

Creating a Timeline For Your Wedding Photographer

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This post is a continuation of the post I did earlier for improving communication with your wedding photographer.

A photographer is a skilled individual. They are artists who are entrusted with the most precious moments of your day. And they become highly skilled in organization, else they miss those moments most important.

But your photographer needs your help to stay organized; to ensure that he/she won’t miss any bit of time with you and your family on the big day. This is why it’s so important to give your photographer a running timeline of your entire day. This ensures that the photographer knows exactly how to delegate which ‘formal’ pictures to be taken when, and how much time each will last.

The following is an example of a typical rundown of the communication that should go into your relationship with your wedding photographer.

4-6 Months Before the Wedding

  • Choosing your photographer
  • Meeting with photographer
  • Booking photographer
  • Discussing initial planning stages and expectations

1 Month  Before the Wedding

  • Contact your photographer to be sure of all the details, go over any last minute changes, and make sure they have your updated itinerary. Make sure all times are as accurate as possible. Also, now is a good time to confirm your list of shots you do not want your photographer to miss.

1 Week Before the Wedding

  • You can never confirm too many times. One last confirmation email/phone call/meeting to be 100% sure of everything.
  • Also, give your photographer your emergency numbers (cell phones) and make sure you have your photographer’s.

Shot List for the Wedding Day

This post comes next week. =)

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