Your wedding day starts with making the final preparations. Documenting the lead up to the start of a new chapter in your lives together as a couple. I love these moments, filled with emotion and I will document all the details, the dress, the shoes, flowers as well as stationary or any special mementoes you have brought to the day.
Once I’ve finished photographing you getting ready, I will then head off to see the groom and capture the details of his preparations. If you are getting ready some distance from each other, I have the option of a second photographer. I usually expect to be with the bride for 1-2 hours and the groom 45 mins-1 hour.
GETTING READY TIPS The best shots are usually the ones taken in the best light. Try to avoid a dimly lit room to get ready if at all possible.
I know spray tans are virtually a ‘must’ these days but please don’t overdo it, they don’t photograph well, especially beside a not so spray-tanned groom!
Consider using pretty hangers for the bridal party dresses as plastic ones don’t look quite as good for those dress shots.
Please consider having an ‘unplugged’ wedding. This means that guests are asked to refrain from taking photos during your ceremony. You want your photographer to capture the best images of you and not have a guest with a phone, stand in front of the photographer that you are paying to capture images of your day. There will be plenty of opportunities for guests to take their snaps after the ceremony. This is your big day, the day all that planning and preparation turns dreams into reality.
Today you will spend with your true love and those who love you so relax and enjoy every moment and I’ll be there to capture beautiful images of you doing just that.