What time should our wedding be?
Posted 13 May 2008 - 03:11 PM
That way, if things are running late, you don't need to worry about beating the sunset for light for photos.
And like LC Rachel suggested, you could always do a TTD the next day!
Posted 13 May 2008 - 03:15 PM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 03:27 PM
Oh well, got my time so that's all that matters.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:49 AM
| Originally Posted by Morgan |
Thanks! very helpful.
The sunset lighting I'm talking about is when the sky looks like the sky in Matt's siggy pic. Or maybe that's something the photographer captures with their camera settings. I honestly don't know how it works. When I watched Matt & Sol's video the sky didn't look as intense as it turned out in their pictures, so it must be photographer magic. Shutter speeds?
Also, this picture of Nics â€¢ TAMARACK STUDIOS â€¢
And Jean-Marcus posted a wedding with beautiful sunset pics.
I wish I knew more about this when I scheduled my wedding. I'm worried we'll be outside during the harshest part of the day & eatting dinner when it's beautiful.
Its all about timing and NO DIRECT sunlight. the lower the sun is on the horizen the better the clouds color will be, also the later in the day. THIS IS ALSO a fact. The more of the atmoshpere that is filtered by the sun the more colors you will see (hence the low sun on the horizon)
Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:59 AM
| Originally Posted by SunBride |
These were shot probably about 30 - 45 mins before scheduled sunset
This one was shot I think pretty much right at scheduled sunset (maybe 15 minutes before). We had stopped taking pictures for about 15 minutes to half an hour at this point, and then we went back to try to get just this one with a sunset (she said she would try playing around with editing since the sunset was not that good)
I has posted this elsewhere, here was the schedule of my day. I think it worked out really well (allowed my photographer to take 2000 photos!). It would have worked equally well I think if we had started about a half hour to an hour later, but I didn't mind having extra time. If you have 2 photographers you could condense the time more, seeing as I had to leave time after my photos for the groom's photos, so I just hung out in the room for an hour
We would prefer for your ceremony to start 20-30 minutes before sunset. The light in the sky at the end of your photo session is just about perfect for us.
my opinion on this: (allowed my photographer to take 2000 photos!)...
Every photog has different styles and different editing styles... Some have happy trigger fingers (like a lead foot in driving). We shoot nearly 2000 frames in a 8 hour wedding too however years of experience and my editing style has taught me to edit down to a tighter edit (500-600) for best results.
regardless, the point it to make your clients happy and I'm sure sunbride's is a happy client.
WHich is why we recommend a ceremony start time for every wedding. I could go through hours of explanation on the phone with any bride, if you want to hear it
ok, hope this settles things...
good luck gals,
Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:22 AM
All I meant was to say that we took photos in tons of different locations and poses, which we could not have done in much less time. Just want girls to realize that you can't expect your photographers to do an amazing job and give you tons of photos if you only give them a couple hours to shoot photos.
In terms of sunset times, I guess speak to your photographer! Matt's preference for ceremony and photo time is obviously vastly different that my photographer's (likely due to experience and/or equipment) as she wanted us to do our ceremony as early as possible because the photo session would have to end about half an hour before sunset because she said after that it was too dark. And if you are going with a resort photographer who you don't usually communicate much with beforehand, then I would say go earlier (based on my expereince I would suggest 3 hours before sunset) seeing as it's unlikely they have the experience and equipment to take great photos when it gets dark.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:17 AM
I guess that aspect comes down to personal preference. If I told my DH that we would be doing photos for 2 hours after the ceremony, I think I would have been alone in most of the shots. No way I could get him to be that patient. I don't think I could have been that patient either, considering we took pics for about an hour before the ceremony as well. We photographed separately prior to the ceremony so our only shots together were after.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:28 AM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:39 PM
| Originally Posted by LC_Rachel |
Honestly, we didn't do HOURS worth of photos after the ceremony. I think it was only about an hour. We are on a more strict schedule at Las Caletas, but I was more than happy with the amount of photos we received from that time period.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:52 PM
I guess your personal preference for amount of photos and also the photographer's preference and experience should be the deciding factors.
But again, my advice would be if you are going with a resort photographer, more time would be better since they are generally not as highly skilled
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