What could be better than start getting ready for your big day at a comfort of your own house. We have a few bridal getting ready tips to share.
Need an extra bobby pin to keep that stray bang in place? That’s easy (well, easier) to find in a house than at a hotel or a wedding venue.
Of course you’ll have a bit of a ride to get to the church, but when you’re a bundle of nerves before your wedding ceremony, being at home can be so comforting.
If you live in a townhouse like Judith, there is a priceless opportunity to have your bridal portraits taken with excited pet in your wedding-day glory.
It’s very common for our studio to start photographing the wedding day from bride’s getting ready site.
This is the most intimate aspect of wedding storytelling and often the most celebrated photos of the wedding day.
Usually during our pre-wedding consultations we ask our bride to allocate about couple hours for getting ready portraits.
We’ll arrive at bride’s home, hotel or the venue and go to the room where bride is getting ready.
Of coarse after greeting the bride and introducing ourselves to any bridesmaids or family members present, we’ll start photographing details.
Our getting ready checklist
Help us to make the best of our time.
When photographer arrives the following should be ready so we can start photographing immediately upon arrival. These are the items we ask you to gather:
- An invitation
- Engagement ring
- The wedding bands
- Please be ready to hand write your wedding wows during preparation coverage. We also ask Made of Honor and Best Man to have their speeches hand written.
- Bridal jewelry (earring, bracelet, necklace and etc.)
- Your wedding gown
We want you to have the best possible images you can imagine and to achieve that, your photographer needs time.
It’s always be best if the bridesmaids and mother of the bride are fully dressed when we start photographing bride putting on her wedding gown. That way everyone looks as amazing as possible.
Getting ready tips
- Even though they are professionals, hair stylists and makeup artists often run late in their preparations to make the bride, bridesmaids, and mothers look beautiful. This is why we often ask for bride to start getting ready first. That way even if someone is still putting a final touches on their makeup, we can photograph bride’s single portraits.
- Keep the “getting ready” rooms as uncluttered as is possible. A tidy room allows everyone to move around freely
If your wedding gown is particularly important to you, you might want to invest in a custom personalized wedding hanger.
- Have champagne ready for the girls and don’t forget about proper champagne glasses.
You’re welcome to see the rest of the wedding photo coverage here.
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