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  • Writer's pictureLori Benson

Planning Enough Time to Capture Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is a whirlwind of emotions and memories waiting to be captured. From the joyous tears during the ceremony to the laughter and dance moves at the reception, these moments deserve to be preserved for a lifetime. However, what many couples fail to realize is that underestimating the hours needed for your wedding day photography can lead to missed shots and unnecessary stress. It’s important to work with your photographer to accurately estimate the time required for your wedding day photography.

Jana + Travis in Downtown Columbia, Missouri

Your wedding day photography is not just about capturing the ceremony and a few posed portraits. It's about preserving every moment - big, small, and everything in between. By underestimating the hours needed for your wedding day photography, you risk missing out on some of these priceless memories that you'll want to cherish forever.

Caitlin + Luke at the Main Street Abbey in Columbia, Illinois

But what happens when you underestimate the time needed for your wedding day photography? You may find yourself rushing through the day, trying to squeeze in all the important shots. Think about it: the last thing you want on your wedding day is to feel rushed or overwhelmed because you're pressed for time during the photography sessions. This can not only take away from your enjoyment of the day but also hinder your photographer's ability to capture the best shots.  This can lead to unnecessary stress for both you and your photographer, and the last thing you want is to feel rushed or overwhelmed on your wedding day.

By setting aside sufficient time for each aspect of your wedding day, from getting ready to the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, you create a relaxed and calm environment, not just for everyone involved, but for yourself. This allows you to fully savor every moment, be present in the celebration, and truly enjoy the company of your loved ones without worrying about running late. Additionally, it allows your photographer to work their magic and capture exceptional photographs without feeling rushed or pressured.

Amanda + Andy at the Union Covered Bridge in Paris, Missouri

So, as you plan your wedding day, remember to consider not just the ceremony and reception, but also the getting ready process, photos of you in your gown, moments with your wedding party, the celebratory toasts, and everything in between. By accurately estimating the hours needed for your wedding day photography, you ensure that every moment of your special day is documented and preserved. After all, your wedding is a collection of memories that deserve to be cherished for a lifetime.

Alysa + Alex at Brookdale Farms in Eureka, Missouri

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