Portraits are the time for your newly married selves to take a breath and relax. We're going to give you direction and prompts here and there, but what I want you to remember was having a calm moment together.
We usually suggest taking photos right after the ceremony for about 20 minutes, and at sunset for about 20 minutes. Why right after the ceremony? Because the pressure is off and you're both high off of that super giddy "just married" feeling. We've taken some of THE MOST genuine and joyful photos during this time. Why before the sunset? Because the light is softer and we get that golden hour goodness that everybody loves. I love shooting past sunset a bit during dusk to get more moody dark photos as well. If your ceremony is later in the day (closer to when the sun sets) then we can just merge these two into one, for about 30 minutes in total.
If it ends up being an overcast day, don't worry. A cloudy day will still create fantastic soft light for your photos. If your wedding day is going to be a rainy one, then bring an umbrella and get ready for some really adventurous and cuddly photos. And if there's wind, embrace it! Wind creates amazing atmosphere and movement. My main priority is to give you beautiful and meaningful images, and if you trust my judgement, you will always get those.