How long do the wedding pictures take?

Wentbridge House Hotel Wedding Photographer

From the group formals to the couple portrait shoot there are normally a number of images which you will want on a wedding day.  How long should you allow for each of the images?  Below I out like approximately how long each photography section takes, please understand that some might take longer depending on the size of the groups and other factors.

Bride Preparation – I normally like about 2 hours for the bridle preparation, this gives us plenty of time for photographs including all the details with out being rushed.

Group Formal Picture – I normally recommend between 8 – 10 formal pictures.  Each image take about 5 minutes.  

Groom Preparation – This normally take about 15-20 minutes and is normally done before the ceremony at the venue.


Couple Portrait images – I normally like 20 – 30 minutes with the couple.  Depending on the light I might also steal you away for a couple of minute later in the day if we get something special.

Twilight Photography – This is normally done early evening as its starting to get dark.  I will set everything up before asking you to come over, it normally takes about 10 minutes and we will be able to get some stunning images.