At Cuff Link Media, our focus is always on the couple. YOU are our client, and it is YOUR wedding day. We pride ourselves on tossing out the traditional cookie-cutter approach many businesses take to weddings and invest the time to listen to your thoughts and ideas so we can capture your most desired moments.
Ideal Time Allotment – 30 mins
Ideal Time of Day – Noon
Ideal Location – Bridal Suite, Hotel Suite, Venue Lobby, or Venue Garden
Advice – Right after prep is the best time for individual portraits of the bride and groom (separately). Besides makeup and hair being completely fresh, the day hasn’t gotten hectic yet so we can take our time and get those perfect portraits.
Also, keep in mind that the window lighting in most hotel rooms creates a unique look that can’t be duplicated in any environment throughout the rest of the day.
Ideal Time allotment – 60 mins
Ideal Time of day – late afternoon or golden hour (right before sunset)
Ideal Location – Off site or Venue gardens/lobby
Advice – Couple session should be around 1 hour and should take place ideally 30 to 45 minutes before sunset. The is the best time in terms of lighting.
It also allows us to capture the awesome scenic shots with colorful skies. If your wedding is in downtown or in an area with tall buildings, it’s not as important for us to have this specific time frame (although it still helps).
However, if you booked your venue because of the spectacular view of the ocean or the gorgeous vines in the winery, it’s essential to follow this advice in your timeline.