Jeanette merstrand photography

example WEDDING TIMELINE

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Jeanette merstrand photography

example WEDDING TIMELINE

How many hours do you want to see an example of?

8 hours

10 hours

or

when should i choose 8 hours or 10 hours?

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A LITTLE NOTE

When you book Jeanette as your photographer, you will receive guidance throughout the entire planning process, not just on the wedding day!

I will help you make a list over the most important shots you want to capture, I will help you create a timeline that matches YOUR specific day, and much more!

This timeline is simply an example! Together we will build a unique plan for your wedding day!

a LITTLE NOTE

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14:30

14.30 - DETAILS

Jeanette arrives at the bride's location to take some pictures of the bridal details (dress, shoes, rings, flowers, etc.)

Note: Ideally by the time I arrive, hair and make-up is already wrapping up. If something is going to delay the beginning of the day, it’s often HAMU.

Ii

15:00

Pictures of the final bridal preparations of the bride alone and with bridesmaids

15:00 - bridal preparations

IIi

15:30

Jeanette captures a few images of the ceremony location before and as the guests arrive

15:30 - ceremony location

IV

16:00

CEREMONY

16:00 CEREMONY

If allowed, Jeanette will take pictures during the ceremony to capture all of the raw emotions, the sweet little touches, and the laughs and tears!

V

17:00

Family Formals

17:00  - Family formals

Note: I do family portraits right after the ceremony because everyone you need will be easy to grab. If you can give your family notice that we’ll be taking pictures immediately after the ceremony, that will also ensure that no one wanders off. I’ll help you create a list of family portraits before the big day. 

VI

17:30

Bride and Groom portraits

17:30 - bridal portraits

Note: If you do not share a first look, I suggest  setting aside at least 1 hour designated to bridal portrait time

VII

18:30

Table setting

The couple joins the guests for the remainder of cocktail hour  while Jeanette captures some images of the reception set-up

18:30 reception location

VIII

19:00

Welcome toasts & salads followed by speeches and entrees. 

19.00 reception

Note: I don't take pictures of people eating, but will be sure to capture any speeches and toasts that happen during this time!

IX

19:30

Golden hour sunset

19.30 - golden hour

About 45 minutes before sunset I will come find you so we can take some romantic golden portraits. Normally this happens during dinner and the couple will leave the dinner for 15 minutes to grab a few romantic shots during golden hour.

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20:30

20:30 - WEDDING CAKE

Cake cutting 

If there is a nice glow outside at this time, I will also suggest pulling you out for a few glowy evening portraits.

XI

21:00

21:00 -first dance

First dance 

You can have the first dance after the dinner and cake-cutting or, alternatively as a part of a grand entrance into the reception hall before dinner!

XII

21:30

Party dancing begins!

21:00 - PARTY DANCING

XIII

22:30

Jeanette departs! Before departing we can take some sparkler pictures!

22:30 - PHOTOGRAPHER DEPARTS

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A LITTLE NOTE

XXX

A LITTLE NOTE

When you book Jeanette as your photographer, you will receive guidance throughout the entire planning process, not just on the wedding day!

I will help you make a list over the most important shots you want to capture, I will help you create a timeline that matches YOUR specific day, and much more!

This timeline is simply an example! Together we will build a unique plan for your wedding day!

a LITTLE NOTE

Ready to book? Do you have questions?

CONTACT jeanette

SHOW ME THE TIMELINE

i

12.30

12.30 - details

Jeanette arrives at the bride's location to take some pictures of the bridal details (dress, shoes, rings, flowers, etc.)

Note: Ideally by the time I arrive, hair and make-up is already wrapping up. If something is going to delay the beginning of the day, it’s often HAMU.

Ii

13:00

13:00 - bridal preparations

Pictures of the final bridal preparations of the bride alone and with bridesmaids

IIi

13:30

13:30 - ceremony location

Jeanette captures a few images of the ceremony location before and as the guests arrive

IV

14:00

Ceremony

14:00 - ceremony

Note:  With a 10 hour timeline it is also possible to share a first look before the ceremony!

V

15:00

15:00 - family formals

Family Formals and Bridal Party

Note: I do family portraits right after the ceremony because everyone you need will be easy to grab. If you can give your family notice that we’ll be taking pictures immediately after the ceremony, that will also ensure that no one wanders off. I’ll help you create a list of family portraits before the big day. 

VI

15:30

15:30 - coctail hour

Cocktail Hour

Note: one of the advantages of booking a 10 hour wedding day is that you have a little more time at cocktail hour with your guests before heading off for portraits!

VII

16:00

16:00 - Bridal portraits

"Just Married" Portraits of the Bride and Groom

Note:  If you do not share a first look, I suggest setting aside at least an hour for bridal portraits!

VIII

17:00

16:00 Reception location

The couple joins the guests for the remainder of cocktail hour  while Jeanette captures some images of the reception set-up

IX

19.00 - Extra hour 

time for:

What this extra time in comparison to my 8-hour package is used for varies. Sometimes there's a travel time between locations, sometimes the couple wants "just married" portraits AND glowy sunset portraits, or more time at cocktail hour, etc.

X

19.00

19:00 - reception

Welcome toasts & salads followed by speeches and entrees. 

Note: I don't take pictures of people eating, but will be sure to capture any speeches and toasts that happen during this time!

XI

20:30

20:30 - wedding cake

Cake cutting 

If there is a nice glow outside at this time, I will also suggest pulling you out for a few glowy evening portraits.

XII

21.00

21:00 First dance

First dance 

You can have the first dance after the dinner and cake-cutting or, alternatively as a part of a grand entrance into the reception hall before dinner!

XIII

21:30

XIV

22:30

21:30 - photographer departs

Jeanette departs! If this is before your own exit we can stage a sparkler "exit shot" for me to capture!

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It is important to me as your wedding photographer that I get to capture your ENTIRE wedding day! 8 - 10 hours gives me enough time to capture the day in a way that tells the complete story! But, how do you know if you need 8 or 10 hours? Although every wedding day is unique, here are a few guidelines to help you decide!

REMEMBER: After booking and during the planning stage, it is always possible to add additional hours on top of your package if it becomes necessary!

8 hours if:

-Your ceremony starts after 16.00

-Your ceremony and reception location are within 30 minutes or less driving distance

- Your wedding is between April and September (as the days are longer and we therefore have more flexibility with portrait time)

- Your ceremony is before 16.00, but you don't want the reception covered (first dance, speeches, etc.)

10 hours if:

- Your ceremony starts before 16.00

-You ceremony and reception is more than a 30 minute travel time apart

- Your wedding is between October and March (as the days are shorter and we have less flexibility with portrait time)

-It is important to you that the whole wedding day is covered

8 hours

10 hours

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