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Planning your Wedding: Creating an Effective Timeline

Lynchburg Virginia Wedding Photographer

I'm so excited to start a new blogging series to help YOU in planning your own wedding.  As you can imagine, I've seen lots and lots of weddings- some have gone so effortlessly, and some have, well, not gone as smoothly. One of the many hats I wear on any wedding day is time-keeper! I help brides know when they need to step in their dress, when the groom needs to be downstairs for the first look, what time the reception starts and photos need to be done.  

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In my opinion, one of the most important things you really have to nail down (after your photographer, of course! ha) is a solid time-line.  This is something I am so happy to build for each of my brides- in thorough detail based on their specific wedding day, and I'm excited to share with you how you can create a time-line to help keep everyone on schedule! 

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I start out by discussing with my bride what their wedding day will look like! Pretty simple! 

Some of the questions we go over are: 

-What time will the ceremony be?

-Are you going to be doing a first look, a first-look no peek, a first-look with your Dad?

-How many family photos are you planning on needing (there's a blog post on this coming!) 

-What time does the reception start?

-Are you doing a send-off? 



With those questions, I can start building an outline and plugging in the main details: (below is an example for a beginning time-line WITH a first look): 

     5:00 Ceremony Begins

     5:30 Ceremony Ends / Cocktail Hour Begins

              Extended Family Photos

     6:00 Reception Begins

     10:00 Send-off

With these details, I start adding in our additional information. I know that I want my brides and grooms to be 'in hiding' at least 30 minutes before a ceremony so all of their guests that arrive early don't see them. This couple wants to do a first look, so we are able to do the Bride & Groom photos, the bridal party photos, and the immediate family photos before the Ceremony even begins!  

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So just by getting those questions answered, I am able to fill out this 8 hour time-line of the wedding day! 

2:00 Photographers arrive- shoot detail photos, Bride & Groom getting ready/dressed

2:45 Bride & Groom First Look 

3:30 Bridal Party Photos- Girls/Guys/Combined

4:00 Immediate Family Photos

4:30 Bride & Groom in Hiding

5:00 Ceremony Begins

5:30 Extended Family Photos

6:00 Reception Begins

8:15 Bride & Groom Sunset Photos

10:00 Send-off 

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I'll be back with the Planning Your Wedding Series to go over topics about the Reception Time-Line, creating quick & painless Family Formal Photos, Getting Ready, etc.  I would LOVE to hear your input if there's anything else you would like to see in this series! Planning a wedding can be SO overwhelming- but it doesn't have to be!  Keep in mind, when hiring me as your wedding day photographer, I help you with this process every step of the way! 

Kayla: Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

We are officially back from vacation, and diving right back into work! I have SO much to share and am so excited to blog about the awesome sessions I've had- and this one is pretty special to my heart- Kayla is my niece! Michael & I cannot believe she is going to be a senior this next year! We are so proud of her, and are excited for her as she is looking at colleges (including Liberty, here in Lynchburg!!) 

We headed out early on Sunday morning and went down to the First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach.  This place is AMAZING! It is almost fairy-tale like, with all the greenery, and amazing views! We had a blast walking around the trails and snapping photos! 

Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com
Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com
Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com
Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com
Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com
Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

 

We then drove to the Virginia Beach Ocean Front for some awesome beach shots as well! Love this beautiful flowy dress Kayla picked out as well! Such a beautiful girl- with the sweetest heart!! 

Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com
Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com
Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com
Virginia Beach Wedding & Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

 

Ashley Eiban is a Portrait & Wedding Photographer, based in Central Virginia- but available for travel nationwide, including Sunset Beach, North Carolina,  Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Williamsburg, etc.  Contact us today at ashley@ashleyeiban.com for additional information! 

Clair & Wes: Lynchburg, Virginia engagement session

Oh my goodness! I was so excited to meet with Clair & Wes after they won the free engagement session for touring The Trivium in Forest, Virginia! 

I love really getting involved with my clients lives- including their choices on what to wear to their session! I love that Clair texted me for advice on what to wear- and I fell in LOVE with her outfit choices! Clair- will you go shopping with me?! haha ;) 

With no further delay... Clair & Wes' Lynchburg, Virginia engagement session!! 

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Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
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Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session
Lynchburg Virginia Engagement Session

Another big thanks to The Trivium for letting us use their beautiful property to shoot Clair & Wes' Lynchburg, Virginia engagement session! 

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Looking for a Virginia portrait or wedding photographer session? Contact us today! 

2014 recap! Our amazing clients! {lynchburg, virginia wedding and portrait photographer}

This post has taken me forever to write! I mean, most people post about the best of 2014 the beginning on the new year... NOT the end of January! I had the hardest time picking out my favorites. I have really met some amazing people and am so honored to have been a big part of their lives- adoptions, newborns, families, engagements, weddings, senior portraits, just so so much! I've truly blessed and it truly makes me so excited for 2015! 

I'm so excited to share some of my favorite photos from the past year! Thank you to my amazing clients that supported Ashley Eiban Photography this year! 

Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer // Ashley Eiban Photography

Thanks for hanging around through that- I know it was SO long! But don't you agree- AMAZING 2014 huh?! So excited for 2015- we've already got so many amazing weddings scheduled for this year and are currently booking for the 2015 and 2016 wedding seasons! 

Newly engaged? Be sure to check out our giveaway running now through Feb 28th! All you need to do is tour The Trivium Estates in Lynchburg, Virginia to be entered for a FREE ENGAGEMENT SESSION! 

Central VA Senior Photographer: Amanda: Smith Mountain Lake

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Popping in real quick on this Tuesday morning to share some images of this beautiful girl! Amanda is the sweetest girl from Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Virginia! We headed out to Smith Mountain Lake, her home away from home, for her senior portraits.  I love that she wanted to get photos at the place she loves and waited until the Fall to get the amazing colors in as well! I am so in love with every single image- I had the hardest time even choosing which ones to share first!! Be sure to stop back in soon to see the rest of her session! 

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Class of 2015- It's not too late to get your senior pictures done! Contact me to schedule your session!