Guest Post: Behind the Scenes of a Wedding Photographer with RAW Images

Monday, July 29, 2019

Happy Monday, y'all!  My sister Rachel, who owns her own photography business RAW Images, is sharing a little bit about what the behind the scenes of a wedding photographer looks like!

I wanted to share a tidbit into the life of a wedding photographer. I do every different type of photography (babies, seniors, families, events, etc), but if I had to pick a favorite, it’s definitely a wedding.

I always plan to arrive early to scope out the venue, use the bathroom, and get settled before the constant movement begins. 

Then it’s fire away!📸

I set aside as much time as I can to do details. Some days allow more time than others, but I always make a list of the essentials: 
- Dress, Shoes (his & hers), Rings (his & hers), Any additional jewelry, Veil, Garter, Invite (with envelope and RSVP is available),Flowers.

If I have a second shooter, I send them with the guys and I stay with the girls to snap some “getting ready” pictures. Most of the time everyone is already ready, so it’s a lot of reenacting. 

If the couple decides on a first look, we will do that and then couple portraits. 

After that it’s bridal party pictures..

Then family...

Then ceremony...

Then reception

And exit!

If a couple decides against a first look, I will do bridal/groom portraits separate, bridesmaids, groomsmen, bride and brides family, groom and grooms family. 

Either way every wedding day in generally the same flow but always end up different! 

I am super OCD organized, so I provide a timeline for my brides if they choose the option and let me say- it is a LIFESAVER! Having direction through a busy day is a key to making it run the most smooth. 

I absolutely love weddings! If you or someone you know is getting married, check out my website for pricing and galleries!

Non-wedding related specials coming up:
-Back to School Mini, Aug 4, 2 SPOTS LEFT
-Possible last minute sunflower pictures this week or next
-Cotton Mini
-Santa Pictures
-Christmas Mini 
Like my Facebook page to stay up to date on specials, minis, and last chance pricing!

Thank you Rachel for giving us a behind the scenes look at what it's like to be a wedding photographer!


  1. That picture of the flowers in the chair - WOW! Absolutely beautiful! You are so lucky to have such an amazing photographer in the family. :)

  2. Working with photographers as a wedding planner is my favorite!! Love learning more about her business! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  3. Amazing shots, Rachel has a gift!

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