Wedding Photography: When Should
Formal Pictures Be Taken?
When should formal pictures be taken?
This is something that you need to discuss with
your church or ceremony location coordinator and your photographer. In the
past, pictures were taken after the ceremony, before the reception. However, in
recent years couples are increasingly choosing to take all of the pictures
before the ceremony, assuming that the church will allow you to do so.
Taking the pictures early has several
advantages: if anyone in the wedding party is late, they will be late for
pictures, not the ceremony; you will be fresher and your dress and flowers will
look nicer; it helps you to relax before the ceremony.
Another option is to take the separate photos
of the bride and groom before the ceremony, then take the pictures of the couple
together, the entire wedding party and families after the ceremony.
If you choose to do pictures after the
ceremony, be sure that your guests have food and beverage at the reception
location while they wait for you to arrive. If they don't, you run the risk of
guests leaving early.
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