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Getting ready is half the fun, right? As a wedding photographer, I certainly love this part of the day. It’s the calm before the storm. All the girls hanging out together, everyone’s excited and looking gorgeous having their makeup done and curlers in. The wedding dress hanging up prettily, shoes, jewellery and flowers to take close-ups of. It’s the part of the day that can produce some of the most beautiful photos of the wedding, so if you love getting ready photos as much as I do, here are few tips that will help you make yours perfect.
All images by Diana V Photography
Things can get hectic on the morning of your wedding day, with lots of people arriving at your house, bringing bags and other bits that quickly make your house look like you’re in the middle of a big move. Pick one neutrally decorated room to get ready in and ask everyone to leave their stuff outside of it.
Ideally, your getting ready room will have a big window with natural light coming in and white or cream coloured walls. You might also want to consider taking down some ornaments and wall decorations unless they are important to you and you want them in your photos.
If you have the choice, you might want to consider getting ready in a hotel you like or check whether your venue has a nice room for this purpose. Hotel rooms are usually bright and neutrally decorated and some venues have beautifully fitted out rooms just for the bridal preparation with gorgeous furniture and mirrors – it’s definitely something to consider.
If you love reflections as much as I do, invest in a nice mirror, or borrow one. It doesn’t have to be a huge full-length fancy one, a pretty makeup mirror that goes with the style of your wedding will be just perfect. Your photographer will love getting creative with reflections and you’ll most likely end up with some unique artistic images before the big day has even started.
Usually, the bride’s makeup is done right at the end, after all the bridesmaids are finished, and often there’s suddenly a big rush getting into your dress before you need to leave for the venue. Ask your makeup artist to do your make up second to last, rather than at the end to allow more time for adding the finishing touches. This way, you can get beautiful shots of you getting into your dress without time pressure, and leave a bit of time for portraits and fun photos with your bridesmaids.
It’s worth thinking about what you and your bridesmaids are going to wear while you’re getting ready, whether it’s matching robes, T-Shirts, or you might have your own ideas! Having a nice set of getting ready outfits for your bridal party will add a special touch to your photos.
Want to know what the boys get up to in the morning of your wedding? Ask your photographer if they offer an option with a second photographer who can spend the morning with your husband-to-be and his groomsmen to capture them getting ready. This way, you’ll get the full story of your wedding day, start to finish.
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