The wedding day photography process typically starts with a consultation with the couple, where the couple can get to know the photographer and discuss their vision for the wedding day. The photographer will be able to provide guidance on the best poses, locations, and timelines for the wedding day, and will also be able to provide examples of their work to help the couple make an informed decision. Once the couple has chosen a photographer, the next step is to create a timeline for the wedding day.
This timeline will include all of the key moments of the day, such as the ceremony, the first dance, and the cutting of the cake. The photographer will also take into account any special requests or locations that the couple may have for their photos. On the day of the wedding, the photographer will typically start by capturing the preparations of the couple and their wedding party. This includes getting ready shots of the bride and groom, as well as candid shots of the wedding party getting ready. Once the ceremony starts, the photographer will be there to capture all the key moments of the ceremony, such as the bride walking down the aisle, the exchange of vows, and the first kiss.
They will also take candid shots of the guests during the ceremony. After the ceremony, the photographer will typically take the couple and their wedding party for formal portraits. This is a great opportunity for the couple to get some beautiful and romantic images of themselves and their wedding party. During the reception, the photographer will be there to capture all the key moments of the reception, such as the first dance, the speeches, and the cutting of the cake. They will also take candid shots of the guests during the reception. After the reception, the photographer will typically provide the couple with a selection of their best images for them to choose from for their album or for them to share with their friends and family.
Once the couple has selected the images they want, the photographer will edit and retouch the images to provide the final high-quality images. It's worth mentioning that depending on the package or the photographer, some of these steps may vary, some may include engagement sessions, additional hours of coverage, or even a second photographer, but the general process is usually similar. The key is to communicate with the photographer, and make sure that they understand your vision for the day, and that they are able to provide the coverage and the style you are looking for.