What a bridal/groom preparation is and what isn't?
Let's talk about why capturing the moments before the wedding is so important. When couples come to me, they often wonder what's going to happen during the preparations. Some worry about looking messy or feeling awkward in their pajamas while the photographer takes pictures. But that's not what it's about.
The truth is, the morning preparations are a big part of the wedding day. It's when important things happen, like getting ready with family and friends, putting on makeup and getting dressed. It's a great time to take pictures of your loved ones helping you, and to capture details like your makeup, hair, jewelry, and all the things you wear.
During this time, you'll also see emotional moments, like the first reaction of the bride's father or the reactions of the bride and groom. It usually takes about 2-3 hours, and there's a lot going on – you can feel the excitement or the calmness, depending on the people.
Now, knowing all this, would you want to skip having these moments in your wedding photos? It would be a big loss and an important part of your day would be missing!
So, why should you include these moments in your wedding photo coverage?
- Capturing Special Moments: The morning is filled with emotions and excitement, and these moments make for some of the most meaningful photos.
- Telling a Story: Wedding photos should tell the whole story of the day, from getting ready to walking down the aisle. It adds depth to your wedding album.
- Details and Atmosphere: It's a chance to capture important details like dresses, shoes, and the overall vibe of the venue in a relaxed setting.
- Emotional Moments: You'll see genuine emotions, like bridesmaids sharing emotional moments or groomsmen supporting the groom. These are the moments that make the photos special.
- Memories for a Lifetime: Wedding photos are memories you'll cherish, and including the morning preparations ensures you have a complete visual record of your day.
- Personal Connection: Spending time with the couple and their families during preparations makes everyone more comfortable in front of the camera, leading to natural and candid shots.
- Variety in the Album: Including different settings, lighting conditions, and moments adds variety to your wedding album, making it more interesting.
- Documentary Style: If you like a more natural, real-life style in your photos, including morning preparations aligns with that approach.
Incorporating these moments into your wedding photo coverage is about capturing the full story of your day and preserving all the special moments and emotions. It ensures you have a complete and emotionally rich visual record to look back on and cherish forever.
I prepared a gallery for you below so you can have an idea what's really been captured during this time. :)
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