The wedding day portraits of the bride and groom are arguably the most important photos that I'll take all day since they are most likely to be posted to social media, framed and displayed in the newlyweds' home as well as the homes of the parents. They are usually displayed prominently on a 2 page spread or even on the cover of the wedding album. These portraits are often taken in a bit of a rush and yet they are the photos most likely to be published in a newspaper announcement and gazed at by grandchildren at a 50th anniversary party. Because of their importance, I would ideally get 20-30 minutes to explore the venue with the happy couple in the perfect late afternoon golden hour light but it's more common that I get 5 minutes with a dehydrated couple whose stomachs are growling and who have been standing for an hour during the ceremony and photos with family and bridal party, often sweaty during the summer months and after dark in the winter while a planner is letting us know that guests will soon get impatient. Whether I'm given only 5 minutes or an hour, my goal is to capture variety and fast so you'll have plenty of options. You need a photographer who is great with lighting and knows how to capture some magic even when you are crunched for time.