Wow this is big, me blogging? Well we'll see how it goes.
For my second wedding I was chosen by a young couple i knew from my son's high school - Steven & Jackie. Actually everything went pretty well at the end of the day. There were a few hiccups, but we photographers learn as we go. We started with the bride's pre-wedding shoot and I got some good pics of her getting her hair and makeup done. After that though we realized the problem. Makeup was running behind - about an hour and a half. So I finished shooting her dress and jewelry and then we had to change the plan. The original plan was to do the pre-ceremony pictures with the bride and bridesmaids and then the groom and groomsmen, but due to the lateness of the time, that wasn't going to happen!
This is the life of a wedding photographer!
We changed the plan and got it done. The one thing you learn quickly is that you have to be flexible and create and you can't let things rattle you. You have to focus on the plan and be a calming and authoritative source for people to turn to. If you lose it then things can easily spiral out of control.
So now I pose a question to everyone, how do you communicate the need for timing thing correctly? In one sense it seems like a small issue, but in the grand scheme of the wedding day it makes a world of difference. I always provide a timeline for the day. Does anyone do anything different?