We’ve all seen the photos of a bride laughing with her bridesmaids the morning before her wedding, but I’m about to let you in on a little secret - those photos take planning. Those moments are so special, and if you want those special moments documented beautifully, there are a few things you can do ahead of time to make sure your photographer has the best space to work with.
Keep the Area Clean
I know, this is hard. I make a mess when I’m getting ready at home, how are you supposed to make sure the area where 4-10 girls are getting ready stays neat and tidy? I’d recommend assigning one of your bridesmaids to this task! Your bridesmaids are there to serve you on your wedding day, so let them!
Think About The Space
I know many brides want to get ready in their home or their parents’ home for sentimental reasons. If this is your plan, think about how that space will photograph - is there plenty of room for everyone? Will the space feel sweet and sentimental, or cluttered and chaotic? Sometimes, getting ready at a hotel with big, beautiful windows and lots of natural light is the best way to go. Or, many wedding venues offer beautiful spaces to get ready in as well, like one of my favorite venues in Cincinnati, French Park.
Stay Close to Windows
I love photographing with natural light, so I will often take my bride right next to a window while she’s getting ready. Especially when she’s putting her dress on! I like to stand between the window and the bride, so it’s important to have a decent amount of space (and again, that the space is tidy!) to make this happen!
So there it is! Three tips you can use to plan ahead for beautiful getting ready photos. Are getting ready photos important to you?