There are tons of amazing shots wedding photographers aim to capture during the celebration. From the bride walking down the aisle to the first dance, the ceremony and reception have lots of special moments. But a lot goes into planning and getting ready for the big day, especially for the bride. Hours are spent on hair, make-up, and getting dressed before they even walk down the aisle. Here are a few getting-ready shots of the bride that our wedding photographers always try to capture.
The bride likely spent a lot of time considering how to wear her hair on her wedding day. From fresh highlights to a complicated up-do, time and effort went into it. Bridal hair photos that capture the intricacy of the bride’s hair always look stunning. Our wedding photographers capture multiple angles to capture the detail in it.
Bridal make up is no joke. We’ve known bridal parties that have started hair and makeup as early as 6 am for a nighttime wedding! Brides always love the getting ready makeup shots. Getting their make up done is often when it really hits the bride that the big day is here. We love to capture the excitement on their face!
A bride’s manicure may seem like a small detail, but when our photographers are trying to get a shot of the ring or the couple holding hands, that small element really becomes important. Whether the bride has a simple nude polish or went for a full-on sparkle, we love to shine a spotlight on the nails. Wedding photographs take tons of close-ups of the ring and hands, so we always encourage brides to think about that!
We find that the jewelry that is worn at the wedding often has significant meaning to the bride and not just the wedding ring. From grandmother’s pearl necklace to the earring her mother wore at her wedding, jewelry plays a big role. We love to capture the emotion of a bride getting decked out!
Almost every bride says the moment that it really hits them that they’re getting married happens when they put on their wedding dress. It’s a huge moment in the day, so we always make sure our wedding photographer is there to capture it. From the bride excitedly examining the dress to the reaction of the bridesmaid, this is one of the most important getting-ready shots to capture!
While getting ready for one’s wedding day is emotional, and even stressful at times, it’s also incredibly fun. Most brides know their time during the reception will be occupied with cutting the cake and saying hi to family, so they take this as an opportunity to hang out with their bridesmaids. From laughing at jokes to having a few drinks, our wedding photographers love to capture these light happy moments during the getting-ready process.