All brides know that photographs are one of the most important elements of the wedding day. On this day, you’re going to create memories that will last you a lifetime. That’s why you want to make sure your photographer nails every photo, starting with the getting ready moments all the way through to your magical entry.
We have put together a list of the must-have moments to capture all the behind-the-scenes and the pampering that went into your look. From the pretty detailed shot of your wedding-day jewels to the moment you enter the wedding venue, check out these 10 must-have getting ready moments below!
1. Robe Shot
While getting your makeup or hair done, you’d want to take a picture in your bridal robe to capture this makeover moment that you’re going to cherish forever. Plan a few moments to pose in your robe with the finished look before you say “I do.” Choose a robe with a satin finish for a glam look and let your dolled up face do all the talking!
2. Wearing Your Accessories
Get some shots of the many steps in dressing up as a bride. You can snap a shot of yourself wearing your earrings or trying on a dainty necklace. The glimmer of your shining accessories can help to add ethnicity to your photos and brighten up your wedding album.
Don’t forget to ask your photographer to take some detailed shots, maybe a close-up of your jewels or the intricacies of your veil or the wedding dress. Every detail no matter how big or small makes some of the most significant highlights of your getting ready shots.
4. Dress Pictures
Before you get into your wedding dress, ask your photographer to take a classic full-length shot of gown. Hang it up in a pretty background with some good lighting for best results. And while you put it on, capture your team in action helping you to get into your dream dress. You can also take shots of the bridesmaids dresses to add some color to your wedding album.
Shoes take us places and on this day it will take you on a journey of a lifetime. Your gorgeous heels definitely deserve a moment in the spotlight. The bridal attire may hide your shoes so pair your heels with your veil for a pretty still. Or take a shot while fastening your shoe strap to give a good glimpse of your hair updo as well!
6. Bride’s Personal Moment
This is one of the biggest days of your life so you may want some solo shots capturing real moments and real emotions. Your photographer can capture some shots of you taking in the warmth, emotion, and the significance of this day. Whether it’s a shot of you writing your vows, wearing your favorite perfume or taking some quiet time to yourself, these shots will commemorate your beautiful journey from almost bride to bride.
7. Candid Shots
Encourage your photographer to capture special moments using a strategically placed mirror. You can also ask your photographer to take candid shots of your intimate and emotional moments before your wedding. With the camera out of your face, you can capture moments that feel more real and private.
8. Your Girl Team
Your bridesmaids have been such a support system leading up to this moment so you’d definitely want to make them a part of your wedding album. Capture a candid shot of your girls laughing, dancing and having a ball before the wedding. There will be just so much excitement and anticipation in the room and you’ll love looking back at how much fun everyone had before the wedding.
9. One With Mum
Your mom has been your ultimate support over the years and all through the wedding preparations so you’d obviously want a picture with her before you embark on a new chapter of your life. The picture will capture this beautiful moment filled with emotions, appreciation and just pure mother-daughter love before the wedding.
The reaction of the bridal party is always an amazing moment. Once you are done with your final look, a shot capturing the unforgettable reveal will be a keepsake. A picture of your dad seeing you for the first time in your wedding dress is a priceless moment that you’d definitely want to include in your wedding album.