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7 tips for beautiful getting ready images
1. I find that 1.5 hours of coverage is the sweet spot. It gives me enough time to settle in, get photos of your details like shoes, outfit, jewelry, etc, photos of you actually getting dressed, and all the sweet and happy candid moments in between.
2. Add lots of buffer time for your hair and make up. For whatever reason, hair & makeup tends to be the thing that sets everything behind schedule, so be sure you have a large enough window between when your MUA finishes and when you need to be out the door. I’d say 1.5 hours is safe. It may seem like a stretch but trust me, if it means avoiding rushing to your own wedding, you won’t regret it. Plan for all of your family/wedding party to be done and dressed around the same time as well so they can help you into your dress.

3. Gather every detail you want photographed beforehand and leave it all together: Shoes, jewelry, outfit, perfume/cologne, watch, invitations, rings, etc. If they’re all in one place when I arrive, I won’ t have to bug you or distract you and you can just focus on getting ready!

4. Get ready somewhere within a 10-15 minute drive of your ceremony or venue! If something happens and sets you back by 10-15 minutes, it will be extra stressful knowing you have a 30 minute drive with possible traffic than if it’s right down the street!



There are a few things to consider about the “getting ready” portion of the day.

  1. Do you want to share a “first look” with your fiance, your dad or any other person who plays a huge role in your life?
  2. Will you and your partner exchange gifts or letters during this time? If so make sure your photographers are present when you open them, so we can photograph your reactions.
  3. Are there certain women in your life who would appreciate seeing you get into your gown?




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