FOR MAKING YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS LOOK & FLOW BEST
- Tell Bridesmaids to keep bridal room as clutter-free possible! It definitely helps make photos look cleaner and keeps the focus on what’s important-you.
- Typically the photographer does’t start your getting ready photos until you’re pretty much done with hair & makeup because most brides would rather be all put together for their photos.
- Make sure all details you’d like shot are ready & collected together when the photographer arrives. This way you won’t have to send someone to hunt everything down.
- Basic detail items: shoes, bouquet, stationary (!), rings, garter, sentimental items, hairpiece
- Try to have these extra things with the details to make them look even better: extra florals, ring boxes, a non-plastic or wire hanger for the dress shot. Just a wooden white hanger is ideal!
- The best bridal rooms have a lot of window light & lots of mirrors!
- Family Photo Shot List- This is super helpful for the both of us! I won’t know who everyone is so it’s great to be able to call out names of family members. Also, designate one person on each side of the family to make sure the correct family members are gathered after the ceremony.
First look or no?
- I think this is totally up to you, and you shouldn’t decide whether to do one or not based on if it’ll help the timeline. If you decide against a first look, I would give extra time between the ceremony and reception to make sure we get all of the complete bridal party photos and make sure we aren’t rushing on the portraits of the two of you.