While a reception takes in general 4+ hours, consider some time for your sunset photoshoot. Basically, you need around 20-30 minutes so your guests won’t miss you.
Grab some food, start the open dancing and sneak out for a little break.
If your venue doesn’t have a significant view, don’t get upset but make some night photos instead. In this case, you’ll need a little more time, since it is essential to set up lighting first. Use candles, outdoor string lights to make your photos warm and more romantic.
Btw, when you hire a photographer, discuss the process of making sunset/night photos, so it’ll help you to create an accurate reception timeline.
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