Recommended Photography Timeline

Please provide this recommended timeline & attached FAQ to your wedding coordinator or planner as soon as possible.

  • -4:00 hrs – Hair & makeup arrive. Bride done first, followed by bridesmaids.
  • -0:30 hrs – Brides’ suite & grooms suites are cleaned. (make beds & clear clutter)

Bridesmaids: Layout the shoes & jewelry, hang the dress & have stationary ready.
Groomsmen: Layout shoes, belt, cufflinks, the rings, bowties & hang blazers

  • 0:00 hrs : Apollo fotografie arrives. Bride gets her final hair and makeup touch ups.
  • +0:30 hrs : First photographer / videographer capture bride getting into dress
  • +0:30 hrs : second photographer / videographer capture groomsmen getting dressed & hanging out
  • +1:00 hrs : first photographer / videographer capture the bride portraits, the girls and her intimate family (15-20 mins)
  • +1:00 hrs : Second photographer / videographer captures groom portraits, the guys and his intimate family (15 – 20 mins)
  • +2:00 hrs : First look between couple & some couples portraits (15 – min mins)
  • +2:30 hrs : Wedding party portraits – all together now! (15 – 20 mins)
  • +3:00 hrs : set up ceremony space & details are 100% finished and is ready to be photographed. (no guests present)
  • +3:30 hrs: Couple takes a break and hides from guests
  • +3:30 hrs: Guests start to arrive.
  • +4:00 hrs: Wedding ceremony begins.
  • +4:30 hrs : Family portraits begin immediately after ceremony. Factor in 5 mins of time per grouping. (25 – 30 mins)
  • +4:30 hrs : Second photographer may shoot cocktail hour whilst first photographer shoots family portraits.
  • +5:00 hrs : Epic sunset photo session (10 – 15 mins)
  • +5:30 hrs : Couple catches tail end of cocktail hour.
  • +5:30 hrs : Reception space is detailed and made 100% ready to be photographed. (no guests present)
  • +5:45 hrs : Grand entrance that leads into first dance.
  • +6:00 hrs : The couple eats & the photographers / videographers must eat at the same time. We requite hot meals, (protein, vegetable & carbohydrate with beverage) & 15 mins uninterrupted, restorative & peaceful silence.
  • +6:15 hrs : Toasts, mother/son dance, daughter/father dance 7 activities begin.
  • +7:00 hrs : Dance floor opens up – Let’s get this party started!
  • +7:00 hrs: Last event that you want photographed of the night should happen 30 mins prior to Apollo Fotografie’s end time. (like cake cutting, garter toss, Sparkler exit, etc.)
  • +7:45 hrs : Last call for photos.
  • +8:00 hrs: Apollo Fotografie leaves.

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