When couples first start thinking about their wedding day timing they need to consider how long to allow for photography. Very often a wedding day runs later than expected so allowing a little elasticity in the programme is helpful.
You may like to consider a First Look. This is when the couple see each other before the ceremony, having some quiet time together before all the guests arrive. There are pros and cons for having this. One big advantage is you can have the majority of your official couple photos taken then so you can spend more time with your guests at cocktail hour. Some people even get their family photos done just after the First Look but it does run the risk of family members not turning up on time resulting in the whole day potentially running late. Some people say it spoils the 'walking down the aisle' moment but other couples say it's the best decision they made and they loved that time together.
The couple in this photo had a First Look and got this ever so romantic image when they first saw each other. I love the tenderness and the overwhelming love this image conveys. The Bride and Groom did enjoy afternoon tea with their guests and then had another ten minutes for a few more photos as the golden sun came over the mountain tops and they headed off to their wedding reception.
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