FIVE TIPS ON GETTING THE MOST OUT OF BRIDAL PREP PHOTOS
I love photographing bridal prep.
There is no feeling like it on the morning of your wedding. Excitement, mixed with nerves, also its an amazing excuse to pop the champagne at 9am, no one is judging here its your bridal prep, you do you!
Think about it, you have been planning this day for a long time, you have every place name, fork, knife and menu sorted. BUT bridal prep is probably one of the last things to cross your mind, right?
This is normal, you spend the whole planning process coordinating how the day will turn out and a lot of brides forget that the day starts from the moment they wake up! Don’t worry, I have got you covered. Below I am sharing five key tips to help you with bridal prep and how to achieve that calm wedding morning atmosphere.
1/ PREPARE THE SPACE YOU WILL BE GETTING READY IN
Simple, are you getting ready in a hotel or at home? How many of you will there be? Whilst these seem obvious it all comes down to space. Make sure you have an area where you can get ready and clutter Is limited! This is also key for when we are taking bridal prep photos as we want your images to focus on you and the party, not Laura’s clothes sprawled on the floor from last night (sorry Laura but pick those up!).
2/ EAT PLENTY ON THE MORNING OF YOUR WEDDING
Make sure you fuel up on all food before you sprint down the aisle. Nerves may get the better of you and supress your appetite, or if you’re like me you tend to eat more! Get your maid of honour, mum or one of the bridesmaids to arrange breakfast in the morning for you all. This is also a lovely time to exchange any gifts you all my have or momento’s for the day. Remember now its time to line those tummies for all the bubbles you will be drinking!
3/ PLAN YOUR TIMINGS
Can’t stress this point enough. Last thing you want on your wedding morning is to be rushing around! Leave plenty of time for hair, make up and getting into your dress. You want to enjoy every moment. I learnt this from first hand experience, rushing out of the door after running late and getting half way down the road to realise I left my bouquet on the bed!
4/ SOLO BRIDAL SHOTS
After all today is about you (and of course the groom!), plan some time to have some bridal portraits done. Feeling self conscious being in-front of the camera? Don’t worry this is completely normal, its my job to make you feel comfortable, hopefully we would of broken this barrier down come the day of the wedding! But I can assure you, you are going to look breath taking and I want you to have photos that you will look back on forever and cherish. It’s also the perfect way to feel how you look on the morning of your wedding, which is BEAUTIFUL!
5/ GET PHOTOS WITH YOUR BABESMAIDS BEFORE HAND
I love a group shot, not just the ones with family. Bridal prep is the perfect opportunity to have some photos taken with your girls! Get as creative as you want, remember your photos represent your life and tribe!