Getting Ready and the Bride
Tips on Photographing the Bride Getting Ready
– The first, most important tip, is to talk to your photographer so that you and they know what to expect. Every photographer has a different way of working – these tips and suggestions are just a rough guide.
– If you want pictures of both of you getting r with your respective bridesmaids/groomsmen, your photographer will need to plan their time accordingly. If you’ve booked a photography duo decide who’s going where. Also take into consideration any cultural issues. For example, a male photographer may be better off waiting until the bride and her bridesmaids are fully dressed before taking ‘getting ready shots’. All these things will need to be discussed before the big day.
– Think about ‘where’ you are planning to get set. It is often lovely to get ready at home and your photographer will be able to get beautiful images anywhere but for wow factor and gorgeous backdrops have a think about using a room at your venue, the bridal suite or perhaps hiring or borrowing a cottage or somewhere super special for amazing getting ready shots.
– Get ready in the lightest possible room at your ‘getting ready venue’ for lovely natural light in your images.
– Wherever you get ready, make sure it’s tidy and uncluttered. No laundry hanging from radiators or last night’s pizza boxes lying around! Things are inevitably going to get a little messy on the morning of your wedding but start out with a nice clean space.
– Think about what you will be wearing on the morning. Many brides, and especially bridesmaids, don’t realise that they will be in the photos on the morning and it all adds to the excitement and anticipation of the day. What about treating them to matching robes with a special one for you? Or perhaps PJ’s in your wedding colour as this will be wonderful in your album to tie in the colour theme through the day.