The ‘getting ready’ time is one of my favourite times on a wedding day. This is when the couple gets ready, separately or together, surrounded by their family, friends, and bridal party. No two weddings are the same, and no two preparation processes will look similar. During the getting ready time, I’ll be photographing a handful of different things. I usually start out with your wedding day details.
- Your engagement ring
- Your future spouse’s wedding band
- Your wedding dress, shoes and anything else that is special to you
This happens quickly and efficiently, freeing me up to begin documenting the actual getting-ready process.
What should you be doing? Having fun! Please don’t worry about the photography at all, that’s my job! My style is reportage and traditional in nature meaning that the moments you see in my online portfolio are real moments. My goal is for you to look back and see real moments, not staged ones!
If you are getting ready separately we need to allot time in the timeline for both of you to be documented. This is also something that most clients and I talk about extensively before the wedding.
If it’s the wedding of two women, do both women want equal coverage? If it’s the wedding of two men, the same question will arise. Where will you both be getting ready? When we talk about the timeline, we’ll go over the logistics of your day.
Don’t worry about trying to figure it out yourself, I can help you as much or as little as you need in terms of agreeing your timeline.