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        4 Stress Free Timelines for your Wedding day

        Photographing the right things at the right time with ENOUGH time is so important on your wedding day. In fact, it could hinder and cause more stress on your wedding day. So what are the right things to capture at the right moment? And what do I mean by enough time? Great question! To simplify these for you I’ve created the 4 proven stress-free timelines for your wedding. In fact, these timelines work so well and I encourage you to share this with your wedding planner and venue coordinator.

        The 4 timelines are as follows: One Location with First Look, One location without First Look, Two locations with First Look and Two locations without First Look. Simply plan your whole wedding with these timeframes in mind and you’ll be all set. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

        One Location + First Look (8 hours coverage)

        Haniel’s note: From doing numerous weddings, this is the most ideal timeline. Note that all the most important photos such as Bride & Groom Portraits, Full Bridal Party photos as well as Immediate Family photos are all done before the ceremony. This allows you to have plenty of time after the ceremony to enjoy spending time with guests and just focus to have fun.

        1:15 – 2:00          Haniel Photographs Bride’s Details, 2nd Photographer Photographs Final Touches of Hair & Makeup

        2:00 – 2:45         Haniel Photographs Bride Getting Into Dress, 2nd Photographer Photographs Groom & Groomsmen Getting on Ties & Coats

        2:45 – 3:00         Walk to First Look

        3:00 – 3:15          First Look

        3:15 – 3:45          Bride & Groom Portraits, Bride & Groom Individuals

        3:45 – 4:00        Bride with Bridesmaids

        4:00 – 4:15         Full Bridal Party

        4:15 – 4:30         Groom with Groomsmen

        4:30 – 5:00        Immediate Family Photos

        5:00 – 5:30        Bride & Groom Hide, Rest & Retouch, Haniel & 2nd Photographer Photograph Ceremony Decor

        5:30 – 6:00       Wedding Ceremony

        6:00 – 6:30        Husband & Wife Sunset Portraits

        6:30 – 7:00        Bride & Groom Join Cocktail Hour, Haniel & 2nd Photographer Photograph Guests & Reception Decor

        7:00                    Sunset 

        7:00 – 7:15          Guests Seated & Grand Entrances

        7:15 – 9:15           Haniel & 2nd Photographer at Reception

         

        Two Locations + First Look (9 Hours Coverage)

        Haniel’s note: When going to another location, I add 30 minutes of drive time and 30 minutes to the end of the reception for a total of 9 hours of coverage on the wedding day. If this is not in your budget or if the second location is close by then we can take a bit of time off the reception and keep it 8 hours coverage.

        Getting Ready Location

        12:45 – 1:30              Haniel Photographs Bride’s Details, 2nd Photographer Photographs Final Touches of Hair & Makeup

        1:30 – 2:15                Haniel Photographs Bride Getting Into Dress, 2nd Photographer Photographs Groom & Groomsmen Getting on Ties & Coats, etc.

        2:15 – 2:45             Drive to First Look Location, Ceremony & Reception Location

        2:45 – 3:00                Walk to First Look

        3:00 – 3:15                First Look

        3:15 – 3:45                Bride & Groom Photos, Bride & Groom Individuals

        3:45 – 4:00              Bride with Bridesmaids

        4:00 – 4:15               Full Bridal Party

        4:15 – 4:30                Groom with Groomsmen

        4:30 – 5:00               Immediate Family Photos

        5:00 – 5:30               Bride & Groom Hide, Rest & Retouch, Haniel & 2nd Photographer Photograph Ceremony Decor

        5:30 – 6:00               Wedding Ceremony

        6:00 – 6:30               Husband & Wife Sunset Portraits

        6:30 – 7:00               Bride & Groom Join Cocktail Hour, Haniel & 2nd Photographer Photograph Guests & Reception Decor

         7:00                          Sunset 

        7:00 – 7:15                Guests Seated & Grand Entrances

        7:15 – 9:45                Haniel & 2nd Photographer at Reception

         

        One Location + No First Look (8 Hours Coverage)

        Haniel’s note: When you decided not to do first look, I highly recommend we do as many photos as we can BEFORE the ceremony. I also recommend having a longer cocktail hour (such as 1.5 hours to 2 hours) so we can have plenty of time for full bridal party photos, immediately family photos, husband and wife portraits as well as any reception details.

         1:45 – 2:30                 Haniel Photographs Bride’s Details, 2nd Photographer Photographs Final Touches of Hair & Makeup

        2:30 – 3:15                  Haniel Photographs Bride Getting Into Dress, 2nd Photographer Photographs Groom & Groomsmen Getting on Ties & Coats, etc.

        3:15 – 3:30                  Bride Portraits

        3:30 – 3:45                 Bride with Bridesmaids

        3:45 – 4:00                  Bride with Her Family

        4:00 – 4:15                  Groom Individuals, Groom with Groomsmen

        4:15 – 4:30                  Groom with His Family

        4:30 – 5:00                 Bride & Groom Hide, Rest & Retouch, Haniel & 2nd Photographer Photograph Ceremony Decor

        5:00 – 5:30                 Wedding Ceremony

        5:30 – 5:45                  Full Bridal Party

        5:45 – 6:00                 Immediate Family Portraits with Bride & Groom

        6:00 – 6:30                 Husband & Wife Sunset Portraits

        6:30 – 7:00                 Bride & Groom Join Cocktail Hour, Haniel & 2nd Photographer Photograph Guests & Reception Decor

        7:00                             Sunset 

        7:00 – 7:15                  Guests Seated & Grand Entrances

        7:15 – 9:45                  Haniel & 2nd Photographer at Reception

         

        Two Locations + No First Look (9 Hours coverage)

        Haniel’s note: Similar to above, when you decided not to do first look, I highly recommend we do as many photos as we can BEFORE the ceremony. I also recommend having a longer cocktail hour (such as 1.5 hours to 2 hours) so we can have plenty of time for full bridal party photos, immediately family photos, husband and wife portraits as well as any reception details. When going to another location, I add 30 minutes of drive time and 30 minutes to the end of the reception for a total of 9 hours of coverage on the wedding day. If this is not in your budget or if the second location is close by then we can take a bit of time off the reception and keep it 8 hours coverage. But keep in mind we need to be very efficient so it’s best if you have a wedding planner to plan out all the logistics for you in advance.

        Getting Ready Location

        1:15 – 2:00               Haniel Photographs Bride’s Details, 2nd Photographer Photographs Final Touches of Hair & Makeup

        2:00 – 2:45              Haniel Photographs Bride Getting Into Dress, 2nd Photographer Photographs Groom & Groomsmen Getting on Ties & Coats, etc.

        2:45 – 3:15            Drive to Ceremony & Reception Location, Ceremony & Reception Location

        3:15 – 3:30               Bride Portraits

        3:30 – 3:45               Bride with Bridesmaids

        3:45 – 4:00               Bride with Her Family

        4:00 – 4:15               Groom Individuals Groom with Groomsmen

        4:15 – 4:30               Groom with His Family

        4:30 – 5:00              Bride & Groom Hide, Rest & Retouch, Haniel & 2nd Photographer Photograph Ceremony Decor

        5:00 – 5:30              Wedding Ceremony

        5:30 – 5:45              Full Bridal Party

        5:45 – 6:00              Immediate Family Portraits with Bride & Groom

        6:00 – 6:30              Husband & Wife Sunset Portraits

        6:30 – 7:00              Bride & Groom Join Cocktail Hour, Haniel & 2nd Photographer Photograph Guests & Reception Decor

        7:00                         Sunset 

        7:00 – 7:15               Guests Seated & Grand Entrances

        7:15 – 10:15              Haniel & 2nd Photographer at Reception