How long do I need to set aside for wedding photography after the Ceremony? This is a question I and many other wedding photographers in Cumbria are asked regularly, so I thought I would give some feedback through the Schtuff Blog and also show you some more wedding pictures. Naturally!
If all you want are the photojournalistic (sometimes called reportage) wedding photographs then you will not need to set much time aside as we are recording for you moments as they happen. You may however want to include some more romantic posed photographs and of course this takes a little longer. Normally when I am fulfilling this kind of brief I will ask that you make about one hour available to get both the photojournalistic shots and the posed images recorded. Sometimes I am also given a list of formal photographs to take and this usually turns out to be the most time consuming of all because it takes quite a while to gather each set of family and friends into place. If therefore you have a long list of formals to be taken keep this is mind. Then we come to the kind of photography I have included below. These sort of photographs are shown on a number of professional photographers websites but be warned that they can take a lot of time to set up. These were taken around Thirlmere and necessitated the bride tramping across high undergrowth and quite a long way from any venue where you may choose to get married. (She had walking boots on under the dress!) Of course such locations make for great and memorable photographs but you will need to allow at least a couple of hours to get images like this. The next question then is should you have a wedding album or just go for a DVD? I will get back to you all on that one with some more location wedding photographs. This coming week we are busy with the pre wedding photography of Sarah and Ed and also Kathryn at the Langdale Chase. See you soon.