90 Bridge Street, Westbrook, ME 207.772.4274

Wedding Timeline Planning

What We Photograph On A Wedding Day!

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Chrissy Salemi
Chrissy Salemi
Westin DC Wedding
We’re so thankful we had Lucia and Will to capture the best day of our life. The photos came out better than we ever imagined. We highly recommend Focus Photography to shoot your big day.

Between Will’s creative eye and Lucia’s attention to detail you’re guaranteed to capture every moment. Not to mention they’re a hoot to work with! Our entire wedding party loved working with them and even got the shy ones to come out of their shell for photos!

We can’t sing enough praises about Focus Photography and their amazing work.

I would 100% recommend Focus Photography to any bride who is nervous about pictures. They have the expertise and the experience to make brides look amazing.

Why Have A Timeline?

wedding timeline
Here’s an illustration of a timeline I put together to make the column pretty. Our timelines look nothing like this, but this is cleaner.
Every wedding photographer has a different strategy for covering weddings. A common phrase other photographers use is “I go with the flow” and they photograph the day as it unfolds. This sounds like a good strategy, casual and easy, until you read brides’ complaints that start with ‘my photographer forgot’; ‘she didn’t even…’, and ‘he didn’t take a picture of my…’, and ‘there was no plan, and everything became a sh_tshow’. At Focus Photography, we have a different approach, one that’s a little more systematic, and it allows you to have a relaxed day, while knowing you’ll get everything you want photographed.

After  covering hundreds of weddings, Lucia and I have found we can best tell the tale of an epic day by story-boarding it into six acts, each with a handful of scenes, and a different cast of characters.

These may not all happen chronologically, but by grouping what we do into a handful of sections, it’s easier to explain what we do.  

We keep track of all of these time-blocks, so you don’t have to, and you’ll get the most complete photographic story possible.

And we’ll craft our photo timeline with you beforehand, so you’ll know just how your story will unfold.  There won’t be any surprises or stress, and everyone will know what’s expected of them, and when.

Your mother (or maybe your maid-of-honor) will still be late getting ready (really, it’s their day), but we’ll have some time built-in to get back on schedule without being frantic.

Doesn’t that make sense?

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Jen (and Anthony) Albano
Jen (and Anthony) Albano
Castleton Wedding Bride
Will and Lucia were great. There were so many emotions going through us that day it was hard to stay focused on taking "good pictures", but Will and Lucia definitely keep things moving. While Lucia made sure we got everything we wanted, Will really lightens the mood and helps you enjoy the day all while taking BEAUTIFUL pictures. They went above and beyond what most photographers will do and were a pleasure to work with.

I did my research around New England. We did not want to pay fortune, but we also wanted to get good quality pictures that we would be happy with for the rest of our lives. Focus Photography exceeded our expectations.

I am a graphic/web designer, so I have an eye for detail. If one thing is off I will notice it, so it was pretty hard finding a photographer that I really liked. My mom sent me the link to their website, because a girl she worked with (my best friends cousin) used them for their wedding and loved them.

I looked through their website pictures and blog and fell in love. The angles they use, the quality of the pictures, the landscapes, the balance, clarity everything was just right. When we met them, we were definitely sure. They were great to work with.

Let a professional designer assure you - the quality of your wedding photographers is important, and Will and Lucia from Focus Photography did a great job at our wedding!

Before The Ceremony

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Rachel Hall
Rachel Hall
Wentworth by the Sea Wedding
Will and Lucia were worth every single penny!

From our first romantic shoot to our wedding date they made everything a blast and had everyone laughing along! Lucia and Will were incredibly organized and had the day planned to the minute. Our wedding could not have gone more flawlessly, they had our crowd cheering for us as we were walking into the ceremony and were incredibly thoughtful on how they organized our first look.

On top of being an absolute blast to work with they took AMAZING photos, out of the thousand images they provided to us I don't think I could find a single one I don't like.

The Wedding Ceremony

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Erin and Trevor Watt
Erin and Trevor Watt
Maine Wedding Couple
Will and Lucia of Focus Photography were outstanding! ...They made the photo taking fun instead of tedious and the time really flew by.

They were a joy and very easy to work with. We had a ton of fun during our ‘photo shoot’ (as this is what it felt like!) I had a great time with lots of laughs and smiles taking pictures with my groom, my bridesmaids, our bridal party, our parents, and our siblings.

Lucia and Will kept us laughing the entire time-they really calmed down our wedding jitters and nerves!!! Lucia and Will could not have been more accommodating and helpful!

I was happy that Trevor and I as well as each member of the wedding party were given specific directions on how to position themselves (sit/stand/look up/smile/not smile/hand here, etc.) as this was very, very helpful and makes all the difference in the images. I also love how Focus Photography doesn’t just use traditional photography where everyone is just lined up.

We recommend two things to everyone: The Rock Church, and Focus Photography

The Couple

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Michelle Tanguay
Michelle Tanguay
Mother of the Bride
Many of us when planning a wedding gasp when we see the pricing for photography. Let me start by saying that Will and Lucia of Focus Photography are not paid enough.

There are no words great enough to describe how amazing, organized and welcoming Will and Lucia are. A true delight to work with.

From the first Phone call I had with Will and several follow up calls with Lucia, they have always made me feel that what I was looking for could be accomplished. Within just a few phone calls I felt like they were part of my family.

Several times throughout the wedding day I would see Lucia hold my daughters hands, asking her what she wanted because it was her day. That the only important thing was her getting to the church to marry her prince charming. I would see my daughter smile and was reassured that everything was going great!

Lucia is not just the Photographer on the Wedding day. She is the bright light that was just let in the room; your right hand person; your wedding planner ; I would say your family.

Then there is Will, I can see why Lucia and Will are a good team because again you are working with someone who's first priority is what the Bride and Groom want. I don't know how he keeps a smile on his face all day. I just know seeing his beautiful smile seemed to calm the bridal party down and keep everyone in such a good mood.

They are so organized they not only set up a time schedule for the day to go by which is great. But they also coordinated this schedule with the Videographer and Wedding planner at the reception hall. I can tell you our schedule was changed several times throughout the day and no one would of even guessed it. Never skipping a beat this pair accomplished everything that we wanted and expected of them and more.

I could go on forever to tell you how amazing they are but give them a call and see for yourself. I highly recommend them to make your day magical as they did it for us. The Tanguay Family!!!

Your Family & Friends

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Devon Soloniewicz
Devon Soloniewicz
Nonantum Resort Wedding Bride
“It was great working with Will and Lucia. Will had awesome energy and really helped relax me. And Lucia was amazing! She made sure I looked my best. She was the mastermind behind the schedule that day; God knows it was some feat attempting to keep this crew on time, but she did it!”

“I discovered Focus had done a friend’s wedding. I remembered how she had raved about her photographers and how beautiful her pictures were. Now that’s me raving about Focus Photography, and how beautiful my pictures are.”

“Don’t settle for other photographers - choose Will and Lucia for your wedding!”

The Reception & Party

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Meagan & Corey Rousseau
Meagan & Corey Rousseau
Wentworth by the Sea Wedding Couple
Focus Photography was everything we could have asked for and more!

Will and Lucia are both so much fun and really know what they are doing! It was great to work with people who not only love their jobs so much, but really care about getting their clients the best. From the romantic session to the wedding we were overwhelmed by the incredible photos that they took. We had so many guests who continue to tell us our photos should be in magazines!

It's been a few months since the wedding and I still can't stop looking at the pictures. They are pictures we will cherish forever. Thank you Focus Photography for being so awesome, we LOVED working with you guys!.

The Details Of The Day

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John Bradley
John Bradley
Wentworth by the Sea Wedding
I'm not going to lie - I don't like having my picture taken. I almost didn't want to have a photographer at our wedding because I didn't want to 'pose' for pictures.

Lucia and William were a pleasure to work with. They were more than just excellent photographers on the day, they were a positive part of the whole wedding experience.

They knew how to capture the pictures you expect to take at a wedding, but their beautiful images also showed us parts of our wedding we would not have been able to see and appreciate without them.

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Featured Review

Colleen and Dan Kenneally
Colleen and Dan Kenneally
Sunday River Wedding Couple
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All of our guests and family members loved Will and Lucia from Focus Photography. They were so fun and kept everyone laughing during the group photos. Will had some great photo ideas and Lucia really kept the day moving.

Looking back, I can see that what they were doing was keeping us from thinking about being photographed, so we'd be more natural looking. Danny and I don't really love having our picture taken. Humor helped.

Our wedding album is perfect - and I loved being involved in the design process. Danny even loves the metal cover and the ostrich leather.