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Consider evening portraits for your wedding day. The time spent away from your reception is well worth it.
The time change is coming very soon and it will be darker earlier, so it is a natural to incorporate some evening portraits into your wedding day this fall and winter.
These shots have a completely different mode and will certainly be something to remember your wedding.
I find many couples hesitant to do evening shots because they have to sneak from their reception for a time to go outside. However, by doing so I can safely say couples would not regret it.
Evening shots will add variety to the wedding portfolio, and give a bride and groom a chance to share a special moment while the party is going on inside.
Couples who decide to do evening portraits should adjust their timeline to incorporate them. Timing is important. Here are some tips:
Make sure your caterers know about your evening portrait time so they can plan accordingly.
Make sure guests are being fed or entertained while you slip away.
Plan the photos ahead of time so you know the best shots to take. Your photographer will likely need some additional lighting equipment, so planning in advance is really important.
The best time to do evening portraits is after you had dinner and the guests are still eating. The guests always eat later than the wedding party anyway, so this makes perfect sense. However, an early dinner time may make this not work, especially in the spring and summer when darkness is later. If this is the case, schedule the photo session while guests are dancing. It’s a perfect time for the couple to sneak away.
If there are any specific evening shots you want, make sure to let your photographer know.