FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I BOOK ON MY WEDDING DAY?
A: The best thing to do is work with your wedding photographer on your wedding photography timeline, because there are many things that will factor into this question. Some factors include: how many bridesmaids and groomsmen you have, if you're dressing in a different place than your ceremony location, if your reception is in a different location, drive times to each location, how many formals you expect, etc.
With all of that said, if you are having your preparation, ceremony, and reception in the same place, you have less than 4 bridesmaids/groomsmen, you have a very small formals list, and you only want the first hour of your reception, then 8 hours will likely be sufficient!
Q: HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED FOR MY FORMALS?
A: We factor in 3 minutes per shot/grouping. It may sound like an excessive amount of time, but it's actually quite realistic. I recommend at least 2 hours before the ceremony of pre-formals and 2 hours after the ceremony for post-formals of family photographs, wedding party photographs, and the couple alone. In the example below I have calculated 1 Hour and 12 minutes for pre-formals for the Bride alone. In this real world example it would likely take the same amount of time for the Groom's. This would put the pre-formals at 2 Hours and 30 Minutes.
Q: HOW SHOULD I WRITE OUT MY FORMALS LIST?
A: Your formals list should be written out by shot. For example you would have a pre-ceremony and post-ceremony list. For your Pre-Ceremony list you will likely have family members and wedding party shots with just the bride alone and the groom alone.
Bride Alone (30 mins at least)
Bride + Mom
Bride + Mom & Dad
Bride + Sister 1
Bride + Brother 1
Bride + Siblings
Bride + Family
Bride + Grandmother and Grandfather (1)
Bride + Grandmother and Grandfather (2)
Bride + Bridesmaids and Flower Girl
Bride + Bridesmaid 1
Bride + Bridesmaid 2
Bride + Bridesmaid 3
Bride + Flower Girl
Bride + Groomsmen and Ring Bearer
30 Minutes of Bride Alone
14 groupings X 3 minutes each = 42 Minutes
30+42= 1 Hour & 12 Minutes
Q: WHO DO I GIVE MY FORMALS LISTS TO?
A: Your formals list will go to your photographer first, so they can tell you how it looks and make any suggestions or changes. You will then discuss the time with your planner, and give them the list. You will also give the list to the person you want to be responsible for gathering the people together as well as marking them off and going down the list. Your wedding photography team cannot be responsible for gathering people they don't know, and they need to be focusing on their job posing, arranging, and taking the photographs.
Q: WILL I GET ALL MY PHOTOGRAPHS?
A: With Jennifer Brecheisen Photography you will receive an online gallery, and you will have the ability to download all of your photographs from your gallery optimized for web.
Q: WILL I GET AN ALBUM?
A: All of Jennifer Brecheisen Photography Wedding Collections include an album with at least 20 sides.
Q: WILL I GET PRINTS?
A: All of Jennifer Brecheisen Photography Wedding Collections include at least 50 prints with a Keepsake Box or 10 matted prints with an heirloom leather portfolio.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE VENUES/LOCATIONS?
A: Why, the ones I haven't shot yet! I love being in new locations and meeting new people. I'm always up for something new, and I thrive on challenges! Wedding Photographers rarely shoot the same locations / venues over and over again unless they keep themselves super local.
Q: DO YOU HAVE RESOURCES TO HELP ME PLAN MY WEDDING LIKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINES/CALCULATORS?
A: YES! You can find them here.
CHARLESTON, SC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Jennifer Brecheisen is a top Charleston, SC Wedding Photographer, serving all of SC, NC, & GA locally while accepting a limited number of worldwide destination weddings and elopements per year. Her style is romantic, timeless, and authentic whether she’s photographing a beautiful boho Magnolia plantation wedding or a luxury hotel ballroom wedding. She seeks to find the right light to capture your Love in a posed guidance style that’s genuine. She loves real and tangible prints, and she honors that by including an album and at least 50 prints in a beautiful keepsake box in every wedding collection!
Jennifer is not only creative, energetic, and professional, but she is also a down to Earth person. She truly captures the moment as it is happening!....
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