December 7, 2019 / Preparing for Your Wedding Day
Getting Ready (Her)
The getting ready pictures are a great time to capture documentary style images of what is actually taking place with the Bride before the wedding festivities start. In my timeline we typically set aside 2 -3 hours at the beginning part of the day. During this time I will typically photograph all of the details the bride and I have discussed pre-wedding day, documenting the hair and makeup, stepping into the dress, portraits of Mom and Sibling(s), and indoor portraits of the bride with natural lighting. It is important to note that not every wedding is the same, and it is vital for the Bride NOT to get her hair and makeup done last.
WHERE TO GET READY?: I find my favorite getting ready pictures are always in an area that is full of natural light coming in from a window of sorts. Try to stay away from areas that are dark and mostly lit with fake lighting.
PREP IS KEY!: To ensure beautiful photographs, please have your room neat and clean. A room with clothes, suitcases and trash everywhere is not the responsibility of the photographer and their team to clean up. A clean room just looks better in photographs and should go without saying. I always ask each bride to have the items that they want me to photograph picked out a week or two before the wedding day begins and set aside in a bag for me, that way nothing is forgotten.
Items to photograph for a Bride may include:
- A full Invitation Set (two is better, addressed)
- Handwritten Notes or Vows
Also know who you want to help you get into your dress ahead of time and let them know to be ready & dressed before you step in to your dress.