May 2021 // The Wedding Edition

Creating a Wedding Day Timeline for Photographers | Alissa Cincotta

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Welcome to the world of weddings. Things change on a daily basis, especially in today’s Covid world.

We do timeline reviews over the course of a year with our clients as follows: 6 months, 3 months, 1 month, 2 weeks, week of. This allows us to stay up to date with changes as they’re happening so we can adjust the timeline accordingly. I will also send my bride a text the night before the wedding with a sweet little message wishing her the best day ever and letting her know how excited we are to be a part of their big day. Then I will screen shot their final timeline and ask if there are any special additions that we need to be aware of so we’re prepared to document them. Texting a client the night before is also when I ask for the hotel room numbers where applicable. Wedding day timelines are tricky at first, but having that foundation solid will make it all feel pretty template-based. You’ll start to get into a rhythm where it all falls into place and your wedding days are no longer chaotic scrambles. Remember, the worst thing to do is be the source of stress for your clients on their big day. Good luck!

Alissa Cincotta graduated with a degree in television production and has been a part of the Salvatore Cincotta team since 2011. Today she is behind the camera regularly as Sal’s second shooter and as the executive producer and camera operator for Salvatore Cincotta Films, Behind the Shutter. Alissa is the Editor-in-Chief for Shutter Magazine and serves as Sal’s right hand, managing daily operations within the family of Salvatore Cincotta brands. website: instagram: @salcincotta

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