Whether it’s an intimate elopement or a big fat Greek wedding, I have to admit that some of my favourite photos from a wedding day are from before the wedding has even begun.
A wedding day doesn’t start from the moment you walk down the aisle. It starts much earlier.
On the morning of the wedding day emotions are high. Everything you’ve planned has led to this day. All the items you’ve carefully chosen are laid out waiting for you to put them on. And you’re surrounded by the people you love the most, who are there to help you prepare for one of the most important moments in your life.
And that’s pretty blooming special if you ask me.
If you’re budget is limited with how many hours you can afford, I would honestly urge you to consider starting your coverage with getting ready and finishing when you sit down for dinner. Mainly because once dinner begins, there’s usually not a lot for us photographers to do. The light has usually faded, meaning we’ll probably need to start using a flash to light the images, and nobody want a photo of themselves with a mouth full of food. If having images of you cutting that cake or doing your first dance are really important to you, you could always think about adjusting your timeline to fit in with your coverage. Having your photographer arrive for even just the final hour of the preparations really adds something extra special to your final wedding gallery. It helps tell the story of the day.
Here are some of my favourite getting ready pictures from this summer:
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