Every time I am hired to shoot a wedding, I will create a timeline for the big day. As the photographer I have learned through trial and error how difficult it can be to think and change gears when things go wrong if I never had a plan A to begin with!
You might think having a timeline hinders spontaneity, however I would argue that having a clear plan frees my mind up so that I am able to focus on creativity instead of, “when are we going to get the family group shots that the bride vaguely mentioned she might want?” Knowing the full picture of what I will be doing at each stage of the wedding day helps me in making sure I have a well rounded photographic representation of the wedding day. So where do you begin to create a timeline?
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