Below are some general guidelines and tips for your wedding day. These tips are to help ensure we can capture the best you in these special moments.

 

Wedding Day Photography

  • Ensure wedding day attire is ironed, clean and looking the best it can.
  • Get plenty of rest to feel energized throughout the day.
  • Set aside/bring any special items or heirlooms you want to use in the pictures.
  • Ensure that all individuals in the photo session are ready, present, and excited.
  • Ensure hair is styled and freshly cut within 2 weeks.
  • Hair and Makeup should be complete prior to arrival of photographer.
  • Part of Wedding coverage is capturing details. This includes earrings, rings, wedding invitations, bouquet, garter, shoes, boutonnières, cuff links, and anything that tells the story of your wedding. Have all these items ready and available for your photographer prior to them arriving.
  • If you would like creative shots of your wedding dress, be sure it is presented in a beautiful hanger, and is available to the photographer upon arrival. It is likely that this will be the first item to be photographed, to allow you time to dress.
  • Especially if getting ready at a different location than ceremony, allow yourself plenty of time for last minute issues that may arrive.
  • If you wear glasses reflections/glare may occur in photos. Consider using a pair without any glass in them to prevent this, if folks wouldn’t recognize you without them.
  • Men’s facial hair should be freshly shaved, and trim up beards, goatee, mustache and sideburns.
  • If you wear jewelry, aim for subtlety and be aware of it twisting or turning.
  • Avoid high salt and high fat foods 2-3 days before a photo session, as bloating will sap your confidence and comfort in front of the camera.
  • Bra straps won’t do anything to help your outfit look its best. Be sure you bring a set of bras and strap-adjusting accessories to work with any outfit you wear, to keep those straps well-hidden.
  • Nails tidy and neat, if coated choosing a matching or neutral color not to distract or clash with the outfit.
  • Moisturizing to avoid dry skin will improve how your photos will turn out.
  • Lip balm is great to avoid having cracked lips that will show in your photos.
  • Avoid red eyes. Visine is your friend. Be sure to have proper rest.
  • Avoid sunburns and tan lines, avoid significant sun exposure the day before a photo session, be mindful of clothing tan lines, sunglasses tan lines and hat tan lines.
  • Ensure footwear is clean and looking like new.
  • Bring hair accessories, especially for outdoor sessions in case of windy days. Bring bobby pins, hair clips, headbands, hats or any other favorite accessory.
  • Assign a trusted friend or family to come with you during the formal bridal portraits to assist with holding bouquet, straightening train/veil, and helping you re-touch hair & make up. We suggest that they carry water to keep you hydrated, a handkerchief to wipe away sweat, and extra makeup/hair items you may need.
  • Remember to have fun!!!

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