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Your wedding day is going to be one of the happiest and most cherished days of your life and capturing those precious moments is essential. That’s why planning a wedding photography timeline is crucial so that every special moment, from getting ready to tie the knot is captured flawlessly. In this blog, we'll guide you through creating the ultimate wedding photography timeline to ensure your big day is beautifully documented for years to come.

Wedding Photography Timeline

Sample Wedding Photography Timeline For Your D-day

To help you get started, we’ve put together a sample wedding photography timeline for a sundowner wedding.

PS: Keep in mind, your wedding photography timeline will vary depending on the starting time of the ceremony.

📷1:30 PM — Wedding photographers arrive

Before your D-day arrives, brides/grooms be sure to follow up with your wedding photographers and ask the time of arrival at your wedding venue. 

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📷2:00-3:00 PM — Getting ready photos and videos

  • Hair and makeup happening
  • Bride donning jewellery
  • Last minute touches
  • Bridesmaids and family members coming to check on the bride
  • Detail shots of bridal jewellery, wedding lehenga, shoes, etc.

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📷3:00 PM-3:30 PM — Bride’s portraits and individual video shots

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📷3:45 PM- 5:00 PM — Bride/Groom’s photos with friends and family

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📷5:15 PM- 6:00 PM — Ceremony photos

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📷6:00 PM- 6:45 PM — Couple portraits

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📷7:00 PM — Wedding Reception

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Tips for Creating Your Wedding Photography Timeline

1. Stick to the Timelines

Try and stick to the schedule so that you do justice to your wedding photos. It may seem like you’ve given a lot of time or have not given enough time to photos but trust your wedding photographers to time the photos well. You would not want to later on find fewer photos or too many posed photos!

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2. Factor in the Sunset

The right lighting is essential for the best possible wedding photos. Before creating your wedding timeline, ensure that the bridal portraits or couple shots take place during the sunset so that you get the most surreal wedding photos.

3. Narrow Down Guest Photos

While you ought to have a good number of photos with your wedding guests, it is important to narrow them down. You obviously wouldn’t want to take time out from your bridal portraits or couple shots to get wedding pictures with guests.

4. Factor in Buffer Time

No matter how detailed your wedding photography timeline is, you need to factor in buffer time. The delay can happen due to plenty of reasons like the wedding photographers running late, the bride not getting ready on time, friends and family taking extra time to assemble, etc.


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The Ultimate Wedding Photography Timeline For Your Wedding Day is Here!

by Shweghna Gursahaney

The Ultimate Wedding Photography Timeline For Your Wedding Day is Here!