Your Wedding From a Photographer's Perspective Part 3: Getting Ready
Thanks again for following this series, we have made it to part 3! I sure hope you are finding this helpful as your plan for some of the details and timeline of your wedding day. Today we are covering the getting ready portion of your wedding day.
PART 3 - Getting Ready
Your wedding photography will likely start with details, getting ready or some combination of the two...
Now that the Pre-Wedding process and details been covered, it is time to continue on into your wedding day, yes your one and only very special wedding day. Typically your wedding day photography will either start with detail photographs or getting ready or some combination of the two. Last time we covered the detail portion of your wedding day, so now lets dig into getting ready.
Managing your time:
I find the getting ready portion of the day to be one of the first parts of the wedding day photography cut out or shortened to help save money on the photography budget and that is ok, but getting ready is a special part of your wedding day story. So you might be wondering just how much coverage you need for this part of your day and I say that is ultimately up to you. I do however find that scheduling your photographer to start during your makeup application time tends to work well. The reason this works well is most people don't want their pictures taken before makeup and after the bridal makeup application you will likely move right along to getting dressed in your wedding dress.
Putting on the dress:
That brings us to the next part, putting on the wedding dress! Often times this results in the iconic photo of the mother of the bride zipping up the dress or perhaps all your best friends surrounding you as everyone tries to work a lace-up dress. Whatever this is for you, it is a special part of your day and your wedding day photo memories.
The other photos from the getting ready portion of your day will really depend on you and your special day. It may include your ladies in their matching bridesmaid sweatpants, putting on your earrings, that special necklace or cup of caribou coffee.
Oh and of course do not forget about the guys. If they are getting ready near by, I also love to get a couple shots of them tying their ties, buttoning their suit coats and possibly pinning on the boutonniere.
How it all fits together:
This is one of the first parts of your wedding day, I will often bounce between taking getting ready pictures, photographing the dress and other details of your wedding day. This allows us to maximize our time in the morning before the day gets rolling too fast.
Here are some examples of getting ready images to help you visualize what it might look like on your special day:
Check out the previous parts of this series!
PART 1 - Pre-Wedding
PART 2 - Details
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