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Many couples want pre-wedding prep photography. That means they will start their wedding photography well before the actual wedding. What exactly is pre-wedding prep coverage?
This is when the photographer arrives early enough while the bride is still getting ready. I usually start my pre-wedding prep as the bride is getting her hair and makeup done. This allows me to take photos of the bride getting ready in the room with her bridal party and mother. In between makeup shots I’ll take photos of the rings, the bridal gown, the jewelry and any other important aspect of the wedding.
I try take some detail photos inside the church sanctuary of the flowers and the scenery if the couple is getting ready at the church. Many churches have bridal prep rooms, though many times couples will choose a hotel or other setting in which to get ready.
Pre-wedding prep coverage doesn’t just involve the bride. It’s important to get shots of the groom getting ready as well. However, to be honest, the time spent with the groom can be less as they don’t take as long to get ready. But it’s always a good idea to get photos of the groom with his groomsmen in the getting-ready room. These shots could include the groom getting on his jacket, putting on his tie, or having his mom or dad pin on the corsage.
Shots during this stage of the day can be greatly appreciated by the couple. Shots of the bride with her bridesmaids in the bridal prep room can be fun. I always try to include shots of the bridesmaids helping the bride get dressed. This will include shots such as buttoning up the dress or putting on jewelry.
The pre-wedding prep is an important part of the day and many brides choose to treat it as such when booking their photography.