4 tips for better getting ready photos

These tips will help you getting the most out of your getting ready photographs! As you can see, we had some fun doing making these. 😉

1. Location

Whether it’s at a hotel room, a house, an apartment or at the venue/church: if you can, choose a room with big windows and lots of incoming light (preferably with curtains/blinds).  Photographers love light and the makeup artist will be very happy too, since makeup is best done in natural light. If you don’t have the luxury of choosing, no worries we’ll bring our own light!

2. Clutter

Often half-open suitcases, shoes, clothes and bottles are scattered across the room. Of course we’ll move the items before taking a photograph, but wouldn’t you prefer us taking photos instead of wiping away those nacho crumbs. So get the most out of your time with us and clear the room!

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3. What to wear

This tip is for brides. Forget about that hoody and go for a silky robe or a simple strapless dress. You’ll look fabulous in the photos and you’ll protect your hairdo and makeup. Bridesmaids, this is a great gift at a bridal shower. You could even dress up all the girls this way, so everyone looks radiant!

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4. Timing

It’s important that the bridesmaids/groomsmen/parents are finished dressing up before the bride or groom!

You’ll look so much prettier when hugging dad in his best suit, or when mom is pinning up the boutonniere all dressed up. So bride and groom: tell your parents and bridal party to be ready before you are!

These are our 4 tips for getting the most out of your getting ready photographs! Do you have any questions for us? Or do you have interesting tips to add? Feel free to post them in the comments below!