Is it better to take most of our photos before or after the ceremony?
Generally speaking - before the ceremony is usually better. That way you won't feel "rushed" to get to the reception. It also takes the pressure off the two of you during the ceremony. But we understand and respect tradition, and will shoot the wedding either way that you choose.
How early should we plan on showing up before the ceremony?
I recommend at least three hours if we're shooting most of the poses with the bride and groom together, an hour and a half if we aren't.