Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
One of my all time favorite parts of a wedding day is when I’m able to photograph the two of you ALONE! Now, I have to say that I am very good at what I do (humble, right? haha) and I am super proud of how quickly and efficiently I can get amazing wedding portraits in a time crunch! However, it’s definitely nice when there’s ample time scheduled in to the wedding day timeline to get these photos of you two as newlyweds!
Today I wanted to share a little information about WHY this matters! So many people might think that this could be an easy way to trim down the timeline of the day, especially when things are running behind, but here is why I fight for the portrait time!
It’s literally the only time in the entire day where it’s just the two of you.
There’s no one coming up to give you a hug, no tables to go talk to, no where you need to be. It’s the only time of the day where you both get to truly relax and soak in what’s going down! You’re married! Having this time together can really help you feel less stressed out (even more if you do a first look!) and can help set the tone for the rest of the evening. One of my weddings last year literally exited their ceremony right into a van for us all to leave the ceremony site to go get their portraits taken! It was so awesome!
Also, let’s keep in mind that it’s these portraits that will hang on the walls in your home. They’re the ones that will go in a beautiful wedding album on your coffee table. Without this portrait time, you’re going to lose a really magical part of the experience. I truly feel that these photos of the two you are the most important ones you’ll get from the wedding day!
Having this time alone also means that we can get some variety in where we take photos because there’s only the three of us that need to move around versus an entire family and a wedding party!
But you don’t have to worry because I help my couples plan out their wedding day timeline to ensure that they have enough time for everything that matters! After photographing over 100 weddings, I know a thing or two and know where there is potential for things to come up that can derail a timeline! To give you an idea, when it comes to planning this out, you’ll want to schedule in at least 30 minutes of portrait time!
I hope that this was helpful! I know that there are a million little things to plan for your wedding, so if you’re looking for more help, here’s a whole category on wedding planning tips!
Linda is a Boston-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies. You can see more of her work online at lindabarryphotography.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for the monthly newsletter full of encouragement and real life, click here!
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