Wedding Time Line - Step by Step - Sarasota Ashley Lee

Time line - Step by Step

Thanks so much for checking our my Wedding information page.

Naturally I would love to be apart of your wedding and hope that this guide helps to answer some of your questions about working with me. I want to ensure that we can creat beautiful photos together but do it in a way that allows you to enjoy your day.

I love working with people who do their own thing and I want their photos to be authentic expression of who they are! I focus on dcumentary-approach, capturing the raw moments. I'm into catching quiet moments and spontaneous and joyful ones too. My goal is to capture the story of your wedding day by collaborating the candid photos, natural portraits, and unique details that make your day unique.

I am VERY into making memories! The Real ones. The ones that give your goosebumps and bring a tear to your eye. Those.

Shall we begin? (see guides below)

Getting Ready

This chapter usually starts 1-2 hours before your ceremony. As the details come together I will be documenting all the personal details that make your day special. If you are able to get ready in a room that has good window light, I may die in photographer heaven!

Also keeping clutter to a minimum or in a separate area is important to keep in mind when you want clean and conceptual images. 

First Look

A private moment. 

Some couples are really into this, and some are adamant about not seeing each other until the ceremony starts. This is your story. 

Deciding whether to have a private moment together before your wedding has some advantages. Knowing your options and also how it will impact your timeline, can help you decide whether or not it's for you! Typically first look will take place after you get ready and we'll choose a spot where you can still that surprise moment when you see each other for first time. For some couples sharing this moment with just each other (and well me too ;p), can make it more intimate than seeing each other for the first time.  It's a moment of reflection and a chance to really relax and take a breath before the story continues. 

Some of the best lighting of the day is about an hour before the sunsets. This is the golden hour and I will steal you two away for some beautiful photos during that time as you cannot recreate this lighting!

If you absolutely do not want to see each other before ceremony, that is totally fine. We will get the desired photos in a timeline that works for you! I need a good 30-45 minutes for these. I'll also have a list so a someone can round everybody up too!

At the end of the day I want to make sure you're allowing enough time to get the kind of photos that you want and will help you plan your timeline to make this possible. I'm here for you. 

The Ceremony

The Main Event! 

You'll want to check if your venue has restrictions for photographers. I am always careful to be quiet and subtle during the ceremony, ignore me!, and while I capture your intimate moments -- Vows, first kiss, and all the small moments in between. 

Group Portraits

Family portraits do not need to be stressful We keep things organized so we are able to work through them as smoothly and quickly as possible. consider a site lose to proximity to the ceremony/reception to keep you on track.

Take careful consideration when planning a timeline for portraits. The bigger the family the more time needed.

I like to think I'm great at planning and time management, lets discuss if you're unsure or just want to talk. 

The Reception

Time to Party! While you go relax, I'll ensure that all the work you put into your reception is documented. I focus on the details in the place settings, desserts, name cards, florals, and especially those great candids of your guests. After the toasts, cake cutting, and special dance, you and guests can really go all out as the camera will not be on them. 


12 Month Wedding Planning Checklist here

Wedding - Packing for your Elopement here

Wedding - Creating a Timeline here

Wedding - Planning your Elopement here

Wedding - A Complete DETAILED timeline breakdown here 

Ashley Lee

Sarasota, FL