What are getting ready wedding photos?

Getting Ready Wedding Photos of bride and bridemaids

Getting Ready Wedding Photos

Everyone tells you to make sure you get them but really, what are Getting Ready Wedding Photos? We are tackling that topic on the blog today!

Getting ready photos are the photos that happen before the ceremony. It includes photos of the bride and bridesmaids getting their makeup and hair done, photos of the flowers that you will hold as you walk down the aisle, the special jewelry that you chose to wear with your dress, the groom and his groomsmen sharing memories and getting ready, learning how to put on a boutonniere and tying a tie. These are all special moments that add to your day that you will want to remember.

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You may think do I really need them? The answer is yes!

With getting ready wedding photos, we capture the moments of you preparing yourself for the next journey ahead. Most brides will say that the getting ready photos are some of their favorites because of the emotion and the excitement that is happening when you are getting ready.

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Special moments to capture:

 The dress: Most brides like to have a photo of them gazing at their dress while they are getting ready. The moment you see your dress hanging, putting your dress on and having it zipped up by your maid of honor, your sister, or your mom. It’s a very special moment. So much happiness, excitement and maybe nerves are captured and it’s always wonderful to relive those moments when looking through your wedding photos.

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Moments with your girls: On your wedding day, you will have your hair done with your best girls by your side. You will share stories and laugh about memories and talk about the future ahead. You will be able to remember all of your bridesmaids in their dresses, makeup, and hair done; waiting to stand by your side as you are about to marry the love of your life.

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First look photos with your groom: Most brides will opt for a special first look with the groom. They get to see each other for the first time on the wedding day and just have the special, intimate time together before the ceremony. It is definitely a special moment you will want to be captured as the both of you might get emotional from the event happening that day.

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The details: Having special photos of the accessories you wear will be something you will want to remember. The jewelry you decide to wear, having close up photos of the rings that you will get to wear for as long as you both shall live, it adds to the emotion of the day and it’s something that you will want to cherish.

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We take pictures of the guys getting ready too: Getting ready wedding photos include the guys too. Most brides don’t see their groom before the ceremony, and you will want to see how he is getting ready. Whether they toast beforehand or help your groom with his boutonniere and tie, it’s a special moment that happens and you will to look back on and share with loved ones

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It adds to the story of your day. The photos will show the emotion and excitement of both the bride and the groom. These moments only happen once and you will want to remember them.

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If you are crunched for time, consider having your photographer come for the getting ready photos and then leave earlier. Having these extra photos of the bride and groom getting ready will be more important than dancing that happens later on. Dancing is repetitive and everyone will dance. You’re getting ready photos only happen once, and you want to remember those precious moments.

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Getting ready wedding photos add to the story of your day. The photos will show the emotion and excitement of both the bride and the groom. These moments only happen once and you will want to look back on them.

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