This answer changes depending on the time of year, and whether you are planning on a first look or not. The best time for your post ceremony portraits will be the last hour/hour and a half before sunset, so we recommend that you check out a sunset calendar before setting your ceremony time. As always, we are here to help with this!
We ADORE first looks for so many reasons. Often times on a wedding day the first look is the only chance the two of you have to spend time alone. Away from guests, details, and things that might distract your attention from what the day is truly about. The two of you, and the huge commitment you are about to make to each other. In addition to our sappy reasons for loving it, we also have a totally practical one. A first look creates a smoother layout for family pictures, the cocktail hour, and sunset shots. Let’s be real, everyone wants to be at the cocktail hour eating teeny miniature snacks and drinking your signature cocktail. Doing a first look, and getting the majority of portraits out of the way beforehand, allows your family and bridal party to relax and enjoy the rest of the day. AND, it lets you guys either get some more sunset pictures by yourselves (for a different look than the pictures earlier in the day) or enjoy the cocktail hour as well!
Everything these days is digital, so we shoot an unlimited number of images throughout the day. We bring tons of backup memory cards and batteries, and will be ready for everything that the day has in store! From a standard 8 hour wedding day you generally get somewhere between 600-1000 images. We know that is a huge gap, but it truly depends on how much time you allot for your portraits and how detail oriented your day is.
For most weddings it is just the two of us. Over the years we have developed an awesome system for shooting together, and we tend to know what the other person is going to do before they even do it! (It’s like ESP, but the married version!) If you are having an especially large wedding, we are always open to adding a third shooter. Email us for rates and options!
Before we were ever professional wedding photographers, we were a newly married couple. A couple who anxiously checked the blog of our wedding photographer (even on our honeymoon!) to sneak a peek at what our day looked like. We totally get what torture the waiting process is, and because of that we work to get you your images as fast as possible. The exact time fluctuates depending on the time of year, but as a general rule there will generally be a blog post within 5 days of the wedding. The rest of the images will be returned to you within 4-6 weeks from the wedding date!
Then we get some awesome umbrella shots! Yes, sometimes it rains on wedding days (but we’ve heard that’s pretty good luck). If you happen to be one of the lucky ones, we will definitely still get you some awesome images! Most venues have great places for indoor shooting, and we are still up for going outside for pictures, as long as there are dry places for us to shoot from.