The wedding photographer’s timeline: plan your shoots a year in advance

Wedding photography tips - shots to get on the day: shots at sundown

1 month

 

The Wedding Photographer's Timeline: how to plan your shoots - 1 month

Exploring the venues
For church ceremonies, find out the time at which Sunday morning services finish (the building may be locked during the week) and pop along to have a quick look at the layout.

For reception venues, or if this is the same venue as for a civil service, phone and explain that you’re the official photographer for a forthcoming wedding and ask to go and have a look around for the best locations for photography.

PAGE 1: 12 months
PAGE 2: 6 months
PAGE 3: 2 months
PAGE 4: 1 month
PAGE 5: 2 weeks
PAGE 6: 1 week

READ MORE

Free portrait lighting cheat sheet
Free portrait photography cropping guide
33 myths of the professional photographer
17 posing tips and in-camera slimming tricks for shooting curvy models
19 stellar posing tips for more flattering pictures of older people