Getting ready for your wedding is one of the most exciting parts of your wedding day. As a photographer, I love walking into the room where everyone is getting ready and feeling the exhilaration, anticipation, and joy of the moment. There are a few things that I have learned over the years, that I wanted to pass on to you brides out there planning your special day!
I like to have an hour and a half for the getting ready, and detail shots (It also never hurts to leave yourself built-in extra time for whatever might happen).This allows my second photographer and myself enough time to capture everything. Having the second photographer is nice, especially if you and your fiancé are getting ready in two different locations. Two photographers for the price of one!
If at all possible, we recommend getting ready in a room with lots of natural light. We can make you look beautiful even in the dark, but natural light helps everything look it’s best!
Another thought is for the detail shots, try to have everything gathered together. Think about what you would like photographed (your dress, bridesmaids dresses, suits, shoes, flowers, wedding invitation, cufflinks, the rings, etc.), and put them all in one place. The day of your wedding, a lot will be going on. Trying to locate all of the special items you want photographed in the midst of everything else is nerve-wracking.
This is also a time (not only for hair and makeup) when brides like to give out their bridesmaid gifts. Also, this can be when the you and your fiancé give each other gifts and or letters. Let us be there to capture all of the emotions for you!
This will be the best day of your life. Don’t forget to take a breath, and try to be present in the moment. It all goes by so fast! This is the day you will marry your best friend. Make sure you connect-really connect with them.
Kate of Tyler Brooke Photography is an Albuquerque Wedding Photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, family, child, senior and family photography in Albuquerque, New Mexico and surrounding areas.