The getting ready portion of the Wedding day is absolutely a mission critical when it comes to Photography.These are the few things to keep in mind :
1.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.
2.Think about ‘where’ you are planning to get ready. 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.
3. Get ready in the lightest possible room at your ‘getting ready venue’ for lovely natural light in your images.
4.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.
5.Think about what you will be wearing on the morning. Many brides, and especially 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.
6.For brides, arrange a ‘moment’ with your Dad or whoever is giving you away once you are ready. It is so lovely to get into your dress and have your Dad see you for the first time all ready to go and such a special moment to capture often with a couple of tears!
7. Have all your details ready for your photographer to shoot on arrival; your dress, shoes, perfume, flowers and anything special you would like shot such as a family heirloom or groom’s gift, that way the photographer can let you get on with the day and start to shoot without disturbing your hair and makeup.
9.whatever you do, don’t try to micro manage every shot. You should be enjoying your day, not worrying about your photography!
It’s essential that you trust your photographer to do what they do best and remember why you hired them. That is, presumably, because you love their style and the way they captured other couple’s weddings. Let them do the same for you.