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The Wedding Timeline and Your Photographer

Posted by: In: Wedding 19 Apr 2010 Comments:

Lowell, MA In preparing for the beginning of the wedding season, I find myself studying the organizational timeline of Jen and Nate’s  April 24th wedding,. The week before a wedding is similar to a week before a big game or an important test. As the photographers, we are present throughout the wedding and with each day being completely different than any other, it is important to know every detail before hand so there are no surprises.

As wedding photographers we are responsible for capturing moments and telling a story through our images. For us to do this properly we need to prepare for the expected and the unexpected. A well organized timeline of events, with corresponding dates, times and contact information for the involved parties is as essential to our job as our camera and lens. Anticipation, timing and positioning all affect our work and without knowing when or where certain details will occur we can miss important moments.

Things happen that are out of anyone’s control and wedding photographers need to be prepared for everything. Inclement weather could force the wedding party portrait indoors, do we have a 2nd and 3rd option? The church may not allow flash photography, is our equipment capable of handling the low-light situation? No matter the situation, we need to answer “yes” to these uncertainties because the bride and groom are counting on us, not just for our photography under perfect circumstances, but our ability to solve problems and create memorable images no matter the situation.

We are looking forward to a 2010 wedding season full of joy, love and happiness… and yes, we prepare for the good stuff too!

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