Your Wedding Day...What to expect?

As your wedding photographers, we want to achieve what you want: A perfect wedding....Or get as close to it as possible. Just like you, we want everything to come out as perfect as possible. Why? Bad weddings do not equal great photos. We need our bride to be enjoying her day and just be in love. After all, this day is about you and the love of your life! With this in mind, we have created this page to help our lovebirds get the most of their day by sharing our experience with weddings. After all, we've been photographing weddings for nearly 15 years and we know what works. So lets get started shall we?!

Consider The Following:

  • The Who
    • Your wedding portraits are like the diamond on a ring. This is where life, love and art meet to create the photo that symbolizes your wedding. This is why we highly recommend not to take your family to this part of your wedding. Reason? Time. With the limited time, we highly recommend not taking your family to the wedding portrait shoot to avoid delays because x person is lost, or is still on their way. Also, the more people we have at the wedding portraits location, the more time it will be to take to direct a single photo. Instead, the family photos can be taken after the ceremony [After everyone leaves the ceremony pending an announcement from the microphone] or at the reception portraits.
    • Your bridesmaids and groomsmen may attend the wedding portraits. We will photograph them at the beginning of the wedding portraits and then excuse them. But keep in mind, you do have the reception portraits which will be more ideal for them. Think of the reception portraits as a fun magazine shoot where your bridal party can be themselves.

  • The What:
    • What is our usual timeline?
      • A month before your wedding: Questionnaire will be sent via email with questions that will help us coordinate your wedding day.
      • The Wedding Day Timeline:
        • If only one photographer is hired, the photographer shall stay with the bride until ceremony.
        • Assuming you got us for two photographers, we will meet at brides place where we will briefly go over any questions the bride has and we will synchronize our cameras down to the second. By doing that we will be able to upload the photos in chronological order. After that, one of us will stay with the bride and the other will excuse themselves.
        • One of us will scout the location chosen for the wedding portraits before meeting with the groom. The other will begin photographing the brides side of the wedding day as soon as she is decent.
        • Second photographer begins to photograph groom side of the wedding day as soon as he is decent.
        • Both photographers will meet at the first look location and/or ceremony to coordinate and photograph the atmosphere before the ceremony, the ceremony and after ceremony atmosphere.
          • Once the cake cutting is done, at this time we have photograph everything to tell the story of your wedding day. We will ask the parents and newlyweds if there is anything else that needs to be photographed. If not, we will clean up and then excuse ourselves from the event.
          • At some point during the reception, our mini studio will be set up where our newlyweds will photograph with their families and bridal party. After that, the reception guests will be invited to line up to take photos with the newlyweds. 30 to 45 minutes are needed for this.
          • At reception, we will photograph the entrance, the atmosphere of the festivities and special moments during the first dances.
          • Once family portraits are made, we will head out to the location for the wedding portraits and photograph.
          • Usually after the ceremony an announcement is made to exit the ceremony location as we set up our lighting equipment for family portraits. This usually takes 30 minutes depending on the size of families.
          • Post Wedding Timeline:
            • 5,000+ photos are uploaded as soon as we arrive to our house.
            • The morning after, a photo will be chosen, edited and sent to the newlyweds and later shared on social media.
            • Assuming there is no other photo shoots ahead of yours, we will begin to go through all the photos and flag all the photos we will be editing. This takes up to a week to do.
            • Once photos are chosen, photos are edited. This takes up to another week.
            • Links and Printing Rights Letter is sent via email to newlyweds.
            • Photos are chosen for blog for marketing purposes.
            • USB made. If Ultra package is chosen, products will be designed, made and/or ordered.
            • Package delivered to client. This takes up to 2 months.
            • Contract is fulfilled.
          • What Time?
            • The questionnaires that we will email you will allow us to coordinate ourselves according to what you or your wedding planner have planned. So don't worry about accommodating us, we are there to capture the day as it goes. But we do ask for two things.
              • Wedding Portraits: We ask that you please schedule the wedding portraits an hour before sunset for the best results possible. If that can't be done anytime will do except between 11:30am-2pm because that is when the sunlight is at its harshest. Unless you want weird shadowing on your photos and squinting faces.
  • The Where:
    • Wedding Portrait Locations
      • We take the time to scout the locations according to what you are looking for best results.
  • The Why:
    • We want the best for your wedding and are not looking to take shortcuts. This is our art form and we take pride in our work. We love showcasing what we do. Anything less is unacceptable.
  • The How:
    • How can you trust us to meet your expectations? Trust in our 10 years of experience. Just remember that this is not our first wedding and that you hired us because of what you saw in our work. Besides we have many newlyweds that have trusted us and gave us great reviews.
More Tips
  • TEMPO: We recommend the bridal party walk down calmly. Not rushed. This is a typical mistake most weddings do. They rush through and it doesn’t give the photographers enough time to photograph each couple.
  • SPACE: Allowing space between pairs or couples is essential when they walk down the aisle. I would suggest having the waiting couple wait until the couple ahead of them passes 7-8 seat aisles then they can walk at a smooth tempo.
  • SMILE: Don't hold in your emotions. If you are happy, be happy even if it makes you cry. It's ok. 
  • RINGS: When exchanging the rings please tilt your hands towards the crowd so we can get a nice angle for our photographers
  • AUDIENCE: We highly recommend to have everyone NOT to take photos during the ceremony but if they must to take them from the seats and not aisles. 
  • FAMILY: Let us capture your reaction and not the back of your phone. Let us take care of the photography and enjoy this once in a lifetime moment.