ONE OF THE FIRST MEMORIES I HAVE OF MY INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY WAS A PHOTO OF MY GRANDMOTHER ROLLER SKATING TO STUDIO 54. I LOVED THE WAY THAT PHOTO CAPTURES MY GRANDMOTHER'S SPIRIT, AND BEFORE I KNEW IT, SHE WAS SHOWING ME HOW TO USE HER OLD FILM CAMERA, WHICH I STILL USE TO THIS DAY.
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To kick off the blog-posting shenanigans, I will be posting a series called Timeline Breakdown, giving you my tips and tricks for every part of your wedding timeline – stay tuned!
Let’s get into it…
Your photographer will most likely arrive while you are starting your makeup and hair, and the first thing they’ll photograph is your wedding attire and details. For this process to go smoothly, make sure you prepare any items that you want photographed.
Here are some ideas:
After photographing your details/wedding attire, your photographer will hang out and take candids of you and your buddies getting ready. For best results, MAKE SURE THE GETTING READY ROOM IS CLEAN. <— Read that again. I cannot stress this enough: if the getting ready room is clean, it will elevate the candids your photographer can capture. I suggest putting your bags, snacks, water bottles, coats, etc. in a room down the hall! Otherwise, your photographer will be photoshopping out water bottles and half-eaten sandwiches for the rest of their lives.
Another power move is having the bride or groom go first with hair and makeup. This prevents you from getting behind schedule should this run overtime. It also allows the photographer time to grab solo shots before the first look/ceremony. You are going to spend all day in your hair and makeup – an extra hour at the beginning of the day will not greatly impact the way you look at the ceremony and reception. Plus, with all the extra time you’ll save, you can touch up your hair and makeup, and grab a snack! A win-win!
Getting Ready Solo Shot Ideas:
After the bride and groom, the next person in the makeup chair should be the person helping the bride and groom get dressed. By the time the bride/groom is ready for photos, the helper will be looking their best, making these photos look more polished.
Lastly, PLAN FOR EXTRA TIME IN THE MORNING! (plz, I beg you). The morning always sets the pace and tone of the day. If you get behind from the jump, you’ll be stressed and rushing through your day! Extra time is always a blessing!
To sum it up:
March 7, 2023
Timeline Breakdown: Getting Ready