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Getting Ready Photographs

Every Bride wants beautiful ‘Getting ready photographs’ on their wedding day. In this post I have pulled together a few tips to ensure your gallery is full of beautiful ‘preparation images’. These few tips, really can make all the difference! IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS Chances are that you have put a lot of effort […]

Every Bride wants beautiful ‘Getting ready photographs’ on their wedding day. In this post I have pulled together a few tips to ensure your gallery is full of beautiful ‘preparation images’.

These few tips, really can make all the difference!

Fine Art Wedding Invitations on a styling board as the bride gets ready

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Chances are that you have put a lot of effort into picking out every little detail of your wedding day. From the shoes to the jewellery and flowers, all these details tell a piece of your love story! The beginning of the wedding day is the perfect time for me to capture all your pretty details before your bridal portraits and ceremony. Have these items gathered together ahead of time and ready for when I arrive, this ensures that everything is documented without running around in the morning to look for something!

Place all these items in a box or in one corner of the bridal suite for my arrival. I can then come and say hello to you and get straight on with shooting your details as you are getting ready!

Bride getting ready putting on her earrings at Rockbeare Manor bridal suite

Bride and her bridesmaids getting ready on the wedding day in their pink silk kimonos

MUSIC

Ask the venue to play your favourite playlist, these can be sent ahead of your day so you have another ‘to-do’ checked off your list! 

KIMONO

If you have a wedding planner chances are you will be left to enjoy your morning in complete privacy with your family and friends. If you have organised your wedding personally, various wedding suppliers may pop in and out of the bridal suite throughout your preparations. In either case these beautiful kimono’s are a must and a lovely keepsake from your day.

Check out these gorgeous kimono robes by Wolf & Badger

WAKE UP AND MAKE UP!

Ask that your make-up artist and hairdresser sit you by the main window in the room to allow all that soft light to wrap around you for your photography

Bride getting ready having her lipstick applied by a makeup artist

CHAMPAGNE & LOVELY TREATS

Make time to enjoy a glass of bubbles and have some candid shots with everyone surrounding you on this momentous occasion.

Your day should be filled with everything you love, including treats and nibbles!

Wedding day treats of light pink macaroons and champagne chocolates

LOVE LETTERS

If your Groom has written you a love letter and left you a surprise gift, be sure to open this before your mascara is applied and your makeup artist has left!

Bride sitting on window sill reading groom love letter

CLEAN IMAGES

To capture beautiful images of your wedding gown and you getting dressed, keep the area around the main window clean and clutter free. Purchase a beautiful hanger for that dream dress.

If your wedding gown has lots of buttons, a crochet hook can work wonders in getting you dressed on time. Ask your seamstress or bridal boutique what size hook you will require.

Pink and white mixed bouquet of hand tied flowers with ribbon

PORTRAITS

Work with your photographer and planner to ensure your ‘Wedding Day Timeline’ leaves you enough time to capture your ‘Getting ready photographs’ and have some portraits taken with everyone present. 

Lastly, before you leave for the ceremony take a minute for yourself, read over those vows, take a deep breath and love every minute of your fabulous celebration!

Bride getting ready in the mirror putting on her shoes and earrings on her wedding day

roberta & johnny

“If you want photographs that are detailed with sensitive, emotional moments then look no further. Our wedding in Sicily was truly magical and Colette made it that little more special! We are overwhelmed with how effortlessly well she captured our special day. We will forever be grateful – thank you.”

"Choosing photos for our album was impossible! We love them all"  

connie & CHRIS

"From the moment I booked Colette through to our wedding day she has been amazing. She managed to capture such magical moments. We've had so many compliments about our wedding album, even being contacted by a bridal magazine!"

"Literally the best! From the moment I booked Colette."

MOLLY & GEOFF

"Colette is fantastically creative and dedicated. She will take what you have created with all your wedding planning, see it, understand it, and bring it’s most beautiful nuances to the fore. We felt safe in her hands and will now treasure her work forever"

"Hands down the BEST investment on our wedding day"

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