The actual photo shoot of the couple with some of your portraits are among the most important parts of your wedding day. Provide enough time for your photographer after
the wedding ceremony and before your arrival at the area of the reception. The time required generally is from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Predetermine with your photographer the duration and the location of the photo shoot.
The location of the shooting should be near the reception hall or the place where the wedding ceremony will take place as to avoid any unnecessary loss of precious time traveling from place to place. Also as you pick the time of the wedding ceremony make sure to take into consideration the time differences of sunsets for each season, in order for the photographer to take full advantage of the natural daylight. That way your photos will be much more natural and bright. Indicative a good time for the summer months is until 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm as the sun sets around 9:00pm. Many couples make the common mistake of estimating their exit from the wedding ceremony at sunset without considering the fact that there is not enough time left for a photo shooting in natural daylight. Most photographers neither recommend nor prefer taking pictures after dusk, therefore lack of natural lighting. Look back to all the wedding photos you have already seen, and take notice of what time during the day have been captured. If you’ve decided that your wedding ceremony will take place at noon you do not have to think of anything mentioned above.
Leave the rest to your photographer, since he is the one who will guide you through the whole process. It is however of great importance to remember that this part of your wedding day requires patience and perseverance from both of you. It is the time that can make you love or hate your wedding photographer.