Tips for the Best Getting Ready Photos on your Wedding Day
Getting ready photos are by far one of my favorite moments of a wedding day. There are so many emotions during this time that should not go unseen. Your momma helping you into your dress, your bridesmaids seeing you for the first time, and even getting to take a peek into what your hubby did as he was getting ready. If these moments weren’t captured, you wouldn’t get to see how the day began to unfold. This is the first part of your wedding day story, and I love telling it through photos.
In order to get getting ready photos that actually look “frame worthy”, you have to do a few things…
1. The space you are getting ready in must have natural light. PLEASE don’t get ready in a basement or a room with no windows. If your makeup artist has to haul in her giant ring light, it’s probably too dark.
2. Plan out what you and your bridesmaids are going to be wearing while getting ready. Make sure it’s not see-through and that you are comfortable having your photo taken in it. Extra points if it won’t mess up your hair or makeup.
3. Make sure you have your bridesmaids pick up after themselves so that the getting ready space is free of clutter. There is nothing worse than a photo full of distractions.
4. Have your momma or best gal help you put on your dress. These photos are always such a sweet moment for you and that person to share in. I would definitely recommend having everyone leave the room for this so you can just enjoy the moment with that person (& me).
5. Have your bestie or maid of honor help you with your veil, shoes, or any other jewelry you have to put on. Another sweet moment for you to share with someone different to make them feel special!
6. Take a moment to yourself to put your earrings on or whatever else still needs added without anyone else around. Take it all in and breathe. Check yourself out, you look HOT.
7. Once you’re ready, do some first looks! One with your bridesmaids is always fun and then let your dad come tell you how beautiful you look!
8. Lastly, don’t forget to have me or my second shooter take some photos of your soon to be hubby getting dressed and dapper. Especially if he is putting on a meaningful tie clip, pin, watch, etc. Also the mother of the groom may want photos of her putting on his boutonniere.
I really hope these tips help you when thinking about your day. Some brides forget how important these factors are in their getting ready process. Most importantly, this is a time for you to relax and take it all in. Let people serve you, it’s your day.