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How do I choose the right Wedding Photography Package?

Lock in the hours that best suit your wedding timeline.

Diamond emerald cut engagement ring

Congratulations on your engagement! As you embark on the journey of planning your big day, choosing the right photographer is key to capturing those precious moments.  However, it's not just about finding the perfect photographer – selecting an appropriate package for your wedding is also crucial.

When browsing through wedding photography packages online, you'll likely encounter options for different hours of coverage. Understanding your priorities and budget is important in selecting the most cost-effective package. This is why we're here to guide you through this process and help you make informed decisions.

If you're curious about how your wedding day might unfold, take a look at the sample schedule below and moments typically included in a wedding shot list.

The Most Common Shot List

Getting ready

First look


Family portraits

Wedding Party Portraits

Bride & Groom portraits

Reception Coverage

Cake Cutting

First Dance

Bouquet Toss

Sparkler Exit

Sample 6 hour Day (You do not plan to capture your getting ready photos)

Sample 6 hour Package with Getting Ready

1:00 pm - Getting Ready for Groom

1:30pm - Getting Ready for Bride

3:00pm - Ceremony

3:30pm-4:00pm - Family Portraits

4:00pm - 4:45pm - Wedding Party Portraits

4:45pm- 5:45pm - Couple Portraits

6:00pm - Grand Entrance Reception

6:05pm- Cut the cake

6:15pm - First Dance of couple

6:30pm - 7:15pm Dinner Service  + speeches

6:45 Evening Photo- Golden Hour

7:00pm- Photographer leaves

Bridal party shot in Kelowna

Sample 8 Hour package (Most Popular)

Sample 10 Hour package with First Looks

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Now that you have a reference, you can start envisioning your own list. Remember, every wedding is unique. So, be sure to have a chat with your photographer about your day, sharing any specific requests or details. Provide them with appropriate contacts for locations or your wedding planner, ensuring smooth coordination.

Keep in mind that photographer timelines usually run consecutively, with dinner typically included in packages of 8 hours or more. Travel times are also factored into these packages, particularly if the getting ready location is separate from the wedding ceremony and/or reception. Be sure to consider these factors when planning your day and choosing your package.


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