Taylor & Ben // Couples // Dorothy B Oven // Tallahassee Photographer

March 02, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Taylor & Ben

Dorothy B. Oven Park
Fall 2022


Talk about public servants! These folks have dedicated their lives to helping others. Taylor and Ben are so selfless and kind. It was an honor photographing them last fall. (Plus, they look SO GOOD together! I mean, dang!)

We don't get "fall" for very long in Florida, but when we do it's gorgeous. I am so thankful when the leaves change. I feel like it's refreshing to remember that change is good and rest is good. 


 


The Jones' // Wedding // Loblolly Rise // Georgia Wedding Photographer

January 11, 2023  •  1 Comment

Matthew & Erin 

Loblolly Rise
December 2021


Erin and Matthew's wedding was spectacular!

Their first look was such a treat since they took time to read letters to each other. I feel like it gave Travis and I more insight into WHO they are, and can I just say, they are amazing. Erin and Matt love and appreciate the other's qualities and passions. They know each others strengthens and praise the little moments. It's a very special love. 

I just love when folks use dusty blue in their wedding. It's such an elegant color, in my opinion. Truly, the color palette was really well planned out and looked wonderful at Loblolly Rise. Their winter wedding was beautiful and special.

We were so honored to be their wedding photographers and wedding videographers.

Venue: Loblolly Rise Plantation @loblolly_rise_weddings

Planner: Wildflower Events @wildflowereventdesign

Hair: Amanda Blass @hairbyamandablass

Makeup: Laura J Artistry @laurajartistry

Dress: Vocelles @vocellesbridal

DJ: Abernathy Entertainment @abernathyentertainment

Caterer: Social Catering @socialcatering

Florals: At Last Florals @atlastflorals

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The Mullers' // Wedding // Golden Eagle Country Club // Florida Wedding Photographer

December 27, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Tia + Amani  

September 3rd, 2022
Golden Eagle Country Club


Elegant. Kind. Luxurious. Gentle. Glamorous. Affectionate. Fun. Loving. 

This wedding had it all. This wedding should be marked as a standard.

I could tell that Tia and Amani had a deep respect and love for each other when I met them for their engagement session but it was quite clear that their families had a deep love and respect for them as well. When Tia and Amani said they wanted to do a "first touch" instead of a first look I was so excited and just look at how cute they turned out. She cried. I cried. It was beautiful. 






Makeup: Bella’s Face @bellas_faces 
Hairpiece: @thebellabridalexperience 
Hair Stylist: @lawsofbeaute 
Wedding Planner: Sweet Tea Events @sweetteatallahassee
Venue: Golden Eagle Country Club @goldeneaglecc
Florist: A Country Rose @acountryrosefl
DJ: Fire Entertainment @dj_fire116

 


Trickey Durham Photography // Wedding Photographers and Videographers

December 26, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Congrats!

You're engaged! Now what?


First, you need to pick a date and set a budget!

A lot of us are not sure where to start when setting a budget, which is valid because a lot of us haven't been married before. It's good to see what you can offer to the wedding and what you partner can offer to the wedding, then ask family what they are willing to help with. Thankfully, most reputable wedding professionals will have their pricing readily available or even directly on their webpages. 

(Here is ours: Trickey Durham Photography Wedding Photography Pricing )

Next, since you have a date and your budget, it's time to book your vendors. 

Vendors will be excited and happy to hear from you, but please be patience if it times take to get back to you. Most professional vendors will respond within 24-48 hours depending on the day. A lot of us work all weekend (weddings) so please note it's best to reach out during the week. 

12+ months prior

FIRST, A Wedding Planner

Top on the list a wedding planner/coordinator. This is not to say that you can't have a beautiful wedding without one, but boy, oh boy, do they make things a lot easier for you and your family. A wedding planner is like having a fast-pass at Universal; you will get through the line much faster. Wedding planners help you find vendors that match what you are looking for, start on budget, and problem solve. 

SECOND, A Wedding Venue

The wedding venue is definitely next on the list, and depending on the venue, you may need to shuffle your date if you're dead set on a certain place. Most venues are booking 1-2 years out, so it is very important to find one as soon as possible. Once you've found one it will make setting the foundation for your theme and decor so much easier! 

(Here is our wedding venue: Raylene Reserve Wedding Venue )

10-12 months prior

THIRD, Wedding Photographer / Videographer 

I think the wedding photography and videography is crucial (but I'm completely and totally biased). I have been photographing for over 14 years and my husband has been working with me for 5 years now. We have offered wedding videography for the last 3 years as an add-on.  Photography is about how you want to see the day so finding a photographer is very personal and you should make sure that the photographers you go with match your style and your vision; so that you all mesh together. I can tell you from experience that photographing someones wedding is very intimate and we spend a great time of time with our clients on the day of. 

(Here is some of our work: Trickey Durham Photography Wedding Photos )

Our Wedding Photography and Videography Pricing:
Lovely Wedding -$1750 - 5 hours - 1 Photographer - add highlight video $1000
Dazzling Wedding - $2450 - 7 hours - 2 Photographers - add highlight video $1400
Sparkling Wedding - $3150 - 9 hours - 2 Photographers
 - add highlight video $1800
Luxury Wedding - $3500 - 9 hours - 2 Photographers - 
includes 1 hour engagement session - includes 20 page photo album - add highlight video $1800

FOURTH, Wedding Florist

A florist can make or break a wedding day. They are truly magicians. They can completely transform a wedding. It's absolutely amazing what goes into building an arrangement and bouquets. Florist are not vendors you want to wait and book; book soon, and fast! **Also, tell them about your vision and hear what they have to say. Some of the best wedding I've been do, the florist had complete artistic control after the clients gave the a theme. 

FIFTH, Wedding Caterer

Yes, your family and friends are there to see you, but let's be real, they are also there for the food. Our area offers a wide and wonderful selection of caterers, but they also book up fast. Oh, make sure to let them know of any dietary restrictions and concerns up front. It makes the process later a lot easier. 

SIXTH, Wedding Music 

I'm sure all of us can name a song that moves us; makes us feel; lifts our hearts. Music is so special. Make sure to talk with your partner about what you want to hear on your wedding day; songs to make you happy, songs to honor someone, songs to get the party going!  

SEVENTH, Your Wedding Attire & Hair-Make Up 

Have fun! Get what you want to wear, not what your mom expects you to wear. One of the best tips I got when I went to try on dresses was to try on something that I didn't pick out, or didn't envision myself wearing. I am really glad I did, because that was the dress I went with. When considering your make-up, light and natural is wonderful, however, I would consider going a little more dramatic, it really helps define your face shape in photos; kind of like the theatre or ballet.

Your wedding is very important and will take time to plan, and might be stressful at times, so please don't forget to breathe and have fun. Our bodies natural forget stressful moments, your wedding should be one of those things. 


 


Samples of Wedding Timelines for Florida Weddings // Trickey Durham Photography

December 04, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Need help with your Wedding Timeline? 

Here are some timelines from weddings in the past to help you get started. 

(Yes, these were really timelines from previous clients. Some are more detailed than others, which is okay, it’s your wedding, make it how you like!)


 

Below is a list of examples of weddings from each month. You'll notice that each timeline has similarity and differences. Some are really detailed and others are more flexible. Some have first looks, others have golden hour photos, and some have both. Your wedding is going to look different from these weddings and that's okay. These are just to show you how a timeline might look.

 

JANUARY WEDDING TIMELINE 

11:30 Photographer & Videographer Arrives (begin details) - Details 
12:00 Groom getting ready Photos – Groomsmen need to be getting ready also
12:30 Bride getting ready Photos
12:50 First look with Dad
1:00   Bridesmaid Photos
1:30   First Look + Bride/Groom Photos
2:00   Bridal Party Photos begin
2:00   DJ Arrives
2:30   Caterer Arrives
3:30   Bride in Hiding – Music in Chapel begins (instrumental Hymns)
4:00   Being Processional   
4:17   Ceremony Begins 
4:45     Recessional 
4:50   Family Photos followed by Couples Photos
4:50   Coffee Hour / Cocktail Hour
5:20   Bridal Party will meet for Introduction
5:30   Introduction of Mr & Mrs + Bridal Party (followed by 1st dances)
5:45   Welcome + Prayer - Dinner Served
6:25   Cake Cutting
6:30   Dance Floor Opens
8:25   Last Song 
8:30   Send off 

FEBURARY WEDDING TIMELINE

12:30 Photographer Arrive - Details
1:00   Check in with the bride 
1:30   Groom Photos
2:00   Cake Arrives
2:15   Bridal Photos
3:30   Put Bride away 
4:00   Ceremony
4:30   End Ceremony, Family Photos
         Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, and Aunt/Uncles and then large group of each (ie, aunts and uncles)
5:00   Wedding Party Group Photos
5:15   Couples Photos 
5:45   Start Reception
6:30   Sunset Photos 
8:30   Photographer leaves

MARCH WEDDING TIMELINE

9:00   Access to The Venue 
           Wedding Planner arrives for set up 
12:00 Bride and Bridesmaids arrive for hair/make up onsite 
1:30   DJ arrives for set up 
2:00   Photographer arrives – details/Girls Getting Ready photos
         Bride gets dressed       
3:00   Groom and Groomsmen arrive 
3:45   Groom + Groomsmen Photos
5:00   Prelude music - Seating of guests 
5:30   Ceremony
5:50   Recessional / 
Officiant – Invite guests to Cocktail Hour

6:00   Cocktail Hour
            Formal photos

6:50   Guests take seats for reception

7:00   Introductions – full wedding party, bride/groom (introduce by first name only) 
            First Dance

7:15   Buffet Open (Wedding Party and Family First – DJ to call table numbers)

7:45   Toast – MOB & Best Man

              Cake Cutting

8:00   Dance Floor Open 
9:30   Thank guests for coming 
9:45   Bubble exit

10:00 End of Reception

APRIL WEDDING TIMELINE

1:00   Detail Photos
2:00   Bride Make-Up and Candid Photos with Bridal Party
2:30   Groom Photos + Groom Party Photos
3:00   Bride Getting Ready Photos + Bridal Photos + Bridal Party Photos
4:00   Put Wedding Party Away for Ceremony + Touch Up HMU
4:30   Ceremony
5:00   Family phots and bride/groom photos 
6:00   Introductions to Reception
6:05   Reception detail photos + Candid guest photos
7:00   Toasts
7:15   First Dance
7:20   Father/Daughter Dance
7:24   Mother/Son Dance
7:27   Parent's Dance
7:30   Anniversary Dance
7:45   Couples Photos in Scarlett Lounge
8:30   Cake Cutting
8:35   Newlywed game
8:40   Bouquet Toss
8:42   Garter Toss
10:00 Sparkler Send off

MAY WEDDING TIMELINE

11:00  Getting Ready at Venue
12:00  Photographers Arrive Venue for Details Photos
1:30   Groom Getting Ready Photos / Individual Photos / Party Photos
2:15   Bride Getting Ready Photos / Individual Photos     
3:00   First Look with Groom 
3:30   Wedding Party Photos / Bridal Party Photos
3:45   First Look with Dad
4:00   Family Photos
4:30   Put Everyone Away for Ceremony                           
5:00   Ceremony
6:00   Cocktail Hour Starts
9:00   Formal Exit

JUNE WEDDING TIMELINE

10:30 Bridal Party Arrives at Venue
2:30   Photographers (Videographers) Arrive at Venue
             Detail photos: rings, dress (all dresses), flowers, cake, tablescapes, etc. 
3:30   Photos with Bride
             Bride and Bridal Party in Robes
             Bride getting into Dress with Mom
             Bride’s First Look with Bridal Party
4:30   Photos with Groom
             Groom Final Touches to Suit
5:00   Guest Arrive / Open Water Station
5:30   Ceremony
6:00   Cocktail Hour
             Family Photos
             Wedding Party Photos
             Couples Photos
6:45   Introductions to Reception
6:50   Open Buffet
7:50   Cake Cutting
             Parent Dances
8:00   Golden Hour Photos (8:15pm might be too late if it’s cloudy)
8:35   Sunset
8:45   PARTYING!
9:15   Fake Exit
9:30   Photographers (Videographers) Leave

JULY WEDDING TIMELINE

8:00   Decorating begins
9:30   Hair and makeup arrive
2:00   Groom and groomsmen arrive
3:00   Photographer arrives
3:15   Groom and groomsmen photos
3:45   Bride with Bridesmaids photos
4:15   Hair/makeup touchups + General venue detail pictures
5:00   Ceremony
5:45   Cocktail Hour + Coordinator converts barn for reception
5:45   Family photos
6:00   Wedding group photos
6:15   Bride and Groom photos
7:15   Introduce Bridal Party
7:20   Dinner begins
7:50   Best man and Maid of Honor Speeches
8:00   Cake cutting
8:10   Shoe Game while people eat dessert
8:20   First Dance
8:25   Invite Guests to dance floor + Sneak away for sunset photos
8:35   Mother/Son Dance
8:40   Father/Daughter Dance
8:45   Siblings Dance in Socks  - Half song
8:50   Everyone dance
9:15   Generations Dance
9:20   Everyone dance
9:50   Last song
9:55   Couple send off
10:00 Guests Leave + Clean up begins

AUGUST WEDDING TIMELINE

1:00   Photographer Arrives + Detail Photos - Cake, Flowers, Dress, Rings
1:30   Groom Getting Ready / Grooms Party Photos
2:00   Bride Getting Ready / Bridal Party Getting Ready / Bridal Party Photos
3:15   First Look with Dad
4:00   Ceremony
4:30   Family Photos
4:45   Wedding Party Photos
5:00   Couples Photos
5:30   Introductions to Reception
5:40   First Dances
             Dinner
             Toast            
             Wedding Games
8:00   Sunset / Possible Sunset Photos

SEPTEMBER WEDDING TIMELINE

2:00   Detail photos 
2:30   Photos of Bride and Bridal Party 
3:30   Photos of Groom and Groomsmen
4:30   Wedding prelude – music as guests arrive
5:00   Wedding ceremony
5:30   Photos/Cocktail hour
6:15   Wedding party arrival/introductions
6:20   First dance
6:25   Father of the bride dance
6:30   Groom & mother in law dance
6:35   Blessing of the food
6:40   Dinner is served
7:15   Toasts
7:25   Cake cutting
7:30   Dancing begins
8:10   Garter toss
8:15   Bouquet toss
8:30   Last dance(s)
8:45   Sendoff
9:00   Afterparty

OCTOBER WEDDING TIMELINE

9:30   Start hair/ makeup for Bride/Bridesmaids
11:30 Lunch for Bridal Party
12:00 Photographer Arrives (Begins Detail Pictures/ getting ready Pictures)
1:00   Groomsmen get dressed/ ready (Photographer takes detail/ getting ready pictures of guys)
2:00   Pictures of Bridal Party (Bride with Bridesmaids & Groom with Groomsmen) 
2:00   String Trio arrives for Ceremony & DJ arrives
4:00   Pre-Ceremony Pictures finished
4:00   Hide Bridal Party
4:00   Ring Check (Best man)
4:00   Prelude music by string trio begins/ guests arrive
4:30   Ceremony Start
5:00   Ceremony ends
5:00   Sonny’s BBQ arrives 
5:00   Cocktail Hour
5:00   Bride & Groom Pictures/ Full Bridal Party Pictures
6:00   Reception Begins
6:00   Announce Wedding Party
6:10   Bride & Groom go into Crazy Dance
6:15   Welcome/ Blessing from Mother of the Bride
6:30   Dinner is served (DJ call tables by number)
7:30   Cake Cutting
7:35   Toasts
7:45   Father/ Daughter Dance, Mother/ Son Dance, First dance for Bride & Groom
8:00   Open Dance Floor
9:45   Last Dance 
9:50   Bar Closes 
10:00 Bubbles Send off
10:15 Guests Gone/ Begin Clean Up
11:00 Off Property

NOVEMBER WEDDING TIMELINE

7:00   Girls Arrive at Venue
             Hair and Makeup 
12:00 Groomsmen Arrive
             Lunch Delivered for Girls
             Photographers Arrive
             Detail Photos
1:00   Bride Getting Ready 
1:30   First Look
             Bridal Party Photos

             Groomsmen Photos
             Full Wedding Party
2:30   Put Wedding Party Away
3:00   Ceremony
3:30   Family Photos
4:15   Reception
             First Dance
4:30   Dinner
6:00   Couples Photos Golden Hour
             Toast
             Cake Cutting
             Wedding Games
6:45   Sunset
9:00   Photographers Leave

DECEMBER WEDDING TIMELINE

8:00   Setup
             Bridesmaids & Bride arrive
             Hair & Makeup Arrive
1:00   Groomsmen Arrive to decorate
             Cake Arrives
2:00   Photographer Arrive 
2:30   Groomsmen & Groom get ready
2:30   DJ Arrives 
3:00   First Looks & Bridal Shots
3:30   Officiant Arrives 
4:00   Bride & Groom Hideaway & Refresh
4:15   Guest Arrive
4:30   Ceremony
5:00   Family Photos
             Cocktail/Appetizers (Mac & Cheese Bar)
6:00   Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Entrance
             Bride & Groom Grand Entrance
             First Dance
6:45   Bride & Uncle
             Groom & Mom Dance
6:50   Wedding Shoe Game
7:30   Toast - Groom
             Cake
7:50   Pusheen Toss (Similar to Garter/Bouquet Toss)
7:55   Dance
8:45   Last Call
8:55   Last Dance
9:00   Send Off – Bubbles