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How Long Do Wedding Photos Take? | Vlog

You spent all that money on an amazing wedding photographer – so here’s my biggest piece of advice – SCHEDULE TIME FOR WEDDING PHOTOS.

Make the time in your schedule.

Just like anything else you really want to make time for on your wedding day – like the ceremony. Even if you don’t really want to take photos – if you hired a professional wedding photographer – get your money’s worth. And in order to do that, you have to make the time for photos. You should make enough time so that your photographer has the space and room to do THEIR WORK.

Atlanta Photographer | LeahAndMark & Co. | Phoenix Weddings | Desert

How long should wedding photos take? The short version? 1 hour and 17 minutes.

The long version?

Thirty (30) minutes for your first look/portrait session. Thirty (30) minutes for the family formals. And 17 minutes for the wedding party photos. Sure those times can blur and bend – but not the portrait session. It’s a minimum of 30 minutes blocked off for the portrait session. Give your photographer at least that much time if not longer. 45 minutes is great! I wouldn’t even know what to do if I had an entire hour! My head would probably explode!

So there you have it. That’s how much time it takes for wedding photos!

Alright! If I don’t see you on your day, have a great wedding and I’ll talk to you later!

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | LeahAndMark & Co. | The Foundry at Puritan Mill

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Planning for the Groomsmen Getting Ready Photos | Vlog

When it comes to the getting ready photos for the grooms side – we honestly, truthfully… probably don’t need to be there for 3 hours. I know. This is your first time. Don’t worry it’s okay!

How much time do we need? Probably 20 minutes. Seriously. Maybe 30 minutes tops.


Why? Because usually they’re not spending an hour + for hair and makeup and everything else. What we like to do is just the last 20 minutes of the groom getting ready – and hopefully he’s already showered and has his pants on. And then we photography the finishing touches – putting on his tie, suspenders, jacket, all that stuff. You know – the details. Even if we’re not there WHEN IT HAPPENS. We can arrive and he can fake it. And we can shoot it – and no one really knows or remembers or cares. Right?

And then we photography the guys/grooms people hanging out and stuff – but honestly… they’re usually not doing much. Like, not much. SO yeah!


But really – whatevs man! We’ll photograph whatever you want us to photograph because, well – THAT’S OUR JOB.

Okay! If I don’t see you on your day, have a great wedding and I’ll talk to you later!



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How to Avoid Ugly & Stiff Wedding Photos | Vlog

If you’re like normal people and you’re not very comfortable in front of a camera, you may be wondering – how are things going to be on your wedding day? Don’t worry! That’s why you hire a professional wedding photographer!

That’s totally their job. That’s what I do. It’s kind of my thing.

We’ll run you through a series of motions and setups. Everything is in how you do it. We won’t put you in front of ‘things’ and just say stand in front of this, stand in front of this, now stand in front of this. Be Boring be boring be boring. NO. Never. | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

There are lots of different tricks. For example – just being ready. I’ll have you two looking at each other, staring all loving like, and then I’ll get ready – and then say ‘hey, look at me’ – CLICKCLICKCLICK and then you can stop looking at me cause that’s um, AWKWARD for me too! ha.

Yeah. You don’t need to stare at me for 5 minutes. Right? Right.

Oh yeah – and you should always always always feel very comfortable giving your photographer your photo ideas and suggestions. Even if that photographer is an ARTISTE! F*ck that. You hired them. Work with them – and they should be open to your ideas.


For me – it’s always quicker and faster for me to make the best attempt at your photo idea, than to think too hard about whether or not we should even take the photo. Like… let’s DO THIS! And then we’ll sort it out later you know? Right.

Okay! If I don’t see you on your day, have a great wedding and I’ll talk to you later!


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