Getting ready photos can be such a delight to have. They're photos you and your partner can look back on & see what went on in the anticipation of waiting to see each other.
However, these moments can easily be overshadowed by messing bridal suits and not-so-ideal lighting. So here are some things to consider when choosing your location and prepping for my arrival on your wedding day!
Lighting: Choosing locations with lots of window light, bringing in that natural light, will allow for the best & cleanest light possible!
Cleanliness: Getting ready photos can be some beautiful moments to be captured. They are less beautiful when there are bags, shoes, undergarments & food wrappers all over the place. When it comes to making the most of these images, it is best to have your space as clean and picked up as possible when I arrive!
Hair & Make up: I will probably arrive just as the finishing touches are being applied to your make up. Like talked about before, it is best for them to have a space that provides lots of natural light as well! If they need any additional lighting, I will ask them to shut it off while I get a few quick snaps. I suggest setting them up by a window to provide them (and me) with the best light!
Room Aesthetic: When it comes to a getting ready space, lots of windows and natural light is most important! Clean decor and white or light walls are also ideal, but as long as I have natural light to work with, almost any space will do! If you’re not able to find a space that’s clean with natural light, you may consider bringing your dress to the ceremony location, renting out a space such as an airbnb, or you could always get ready outdoors! It sounds crazy, but once you have your dress on, you could do finishing touches outdoors with gorgeous natural lighting. Room aesthetic is equally important both for the bride as well as the groom, so don’t forget about the guys when choosing a getting ready space!
Details: While most of my work emphasizes the relationships and moments on your wedding day, we don’t want to leave out all the pretty details that help tell the story of your day. When I arrive where you gals are getting ready, it would be great to have some of those special touches ready for me! You definitely don’t need to have a slew of details, but having some loose florals, the rings, an invitation or anything else you’d like documented, ready will make it easy for me to capture the details along with all the excitement of the morning!
TIMELINE: 60-90 MINUTES