Many couples who are planning an elopement choose to do so because they don’t want the stress of planning a big wedding. Eloping means that the whole day can be planned around exactly what you want to do. But even though you are free to spend the day exactly how you like, there’s something to be said for planning an elopement timeline.

Why Is Planning An Elopement Timeline Important?

Planning an elopement timeline is mainly to make sure that you make the most of your elopement, and you capture the best possible pictures of your day. It doesn’t need to be an hour by hour timeline. Just a brief plan or outline for the day, and where you want to be certain times. You might not think you’d need to be at certain locations at certain times, but as a photographer, I can tell you it’s all for one main reason:

It’s All About The Light

With the wonderful flexibility that comes with an elopement, it means that we can help you plan the day around when the best light is going to be hitting certain locations. It’s no secret that the best light happens twice a day; at sunrise and sunset. A sunrise elopement definitely takes a lot of dedication, especially in the summer months when you’re looking at times as early as 5am. But you also have that stunning light that comes at the end of the day. The golden hour running up to the sunset, and the pretty blue hour that comes just afterwards. This light at the end of the day is just pure magic, and it’s 100% worth planning an elopement timeline to make sure that you get to make the most of it.

Of course, if you’re planning an adventure elopement and you’re going to be out in the wilderness somewhere, you’ll also need to make sure you’ve got the equipment with you to either camp or make your way back home safely once it has gone dark.

Sunset in the Dolomites a pre-wedding adventure session by Wild Connections Photography



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Planning An Elopement Timeline by Wild Connections Photography Adventure Elopement Photographer in Europe


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