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How to Incorporate Photography Into Your Wedding Day Schedule

Memories are timeless treasures that must be cherished at all times. You carry them with you as reminders that define who you are and who you’ve grown to become over the years. 

You never truly know the value of fleeting moments until they become memories. Fortunately, you can preserve and remember them for many years to come by taking photos. Doing this lets you capture even your most precious moments on one of the most special days of your life—your wedding.

Planning your wedding day involves creating a schedule. Since your big day has countless memorable moments, giving the photography its due attention is crucial when setting up your timeline. 


  • Getting ready


The preparation for the big day is one of the most important wedding highlights, and taking photos of the groom adjusting his cuff links or the bride applying makeup in picture-perfect lighting can complete your wedding story. 

Whether posed or candid, capturing getting-ready photos takes time. Timing and angles are important, and your wedding photographer can ask you several times to do a pose or step into your dress or shoes one more time to get the best possible photos. Therefore, it is advisable to pad your getting ready time by at least half an hour to account for the extra adjustments.


  • First look


The first look gives you and the love of your life a glimpse into your married life. This is a highly anticipated moment because it is the first time you and your partner will get to see each other during your wedding day.

If you are doing a first look, we recommend having at least ten extra minutes to ensure a smoother run on your schedule. Meanwhile, add 15 to 20 minutes to this part if your first look location shoot is a bit far from your wedding venue.

Feel free to hire our experienced photographers in Liverpool. We can ask you and your significant other to pose and take photos while both of you are pretending to dance, laughing, or just being your normal selves to create a fun and candid look and feel for the shots. 


  • Wedding party shots 


Your wedding guests are the people closest to your hearts, and your big day is important to them as much as it matters to you. Capturing your special moments with them on this special occasion is important.

During the wedding party shots, add 15 to 20 minutes to your schedule. It may take longer than you may think because there can be those who love chatting with everyone, taking selfies, and sneaking away to the bar among your groomsmen and bridesmaids. To be safe, pad this portion of the ceremony by half an hour, especially if you have a large wedding party.


Some issues may come along the way when planning your wedding day timeline. To have a smooth and hassle-free ceremony, make sure to add some more minutes to every portion of your celebration. Do not hesitate to talk to your event photographer in case of any issues with your schedule.

My Photos Forever is an independent, family-run photography firm that serves Liverpool and London. We specialize in wedding, commercial, events, and portrait photography. Contact us for a free quote!