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How to Take Perfect Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding Day

Getting ready photos can be one of the most fun parts of your wedding day. Whether you're getting ready at the venue, in a nearby hotel, or at home with your bridesmaids, these are the moments that capture the excitement and anticipation of your big day

Getting ready photos are key to documenting a special part of the day. Couples spend hours getting themselves and their wedding parties ready for one reason: to look fantastic. To take a good photo, just point and shoot; but to take a great photo, try these tips:

Tip #1 - Get Inspired by Pinterest and Wedding Blogs

Look at Pinterest and wedding blogs for inspiration if there is a pose you love or a certain detail that you would like to get a shot of and let your photographer know.

Tip #2 - Prepare the Space

Make sure you have the perfect well-lit room that is decluttered, clean, organised, dusted and ready to go for the morning of the shoot.

"It is a profound honour as a photographer to witness two people falling in love." – Jesh de Rox

Tip #3 - Have Your Accessories Ready

Have all your accessories ready so your invitations, bouquet, dress, jewellery, shoes, and rings. This makes getting the detail shots quick and easy for the photographer and leaves the rest of the day to focus on you!.

Tip #4 - Find the Natural Light

Natural light is the best, so when you're prepping for your big day, try to find some windows in the room where you're getting ready. If there aren't any, keep a few lamps on to brighten up the place.

If you want to add even more light, try using a mirror outside of the window. The sunlight will bounce off it and onto your face—it's like having two mirrors working for you!

Tip #5 - Turn Up The Music

Lastly, the “getting ready” portion of the day can be the most emotional so to cool your nerves create a playlist with some of your favourite music.

Book a Professional Wedding Photographer

There are many reasons to book a professional photographer, but one of the biggest is getting ready photos. A good photographer will have the right equipment, know how to set up lighting and poses, and help you feel comfortable enough to get in front of the camera. Book Award-Winning Photographers Daisy and Selina from Robinson Road Photography. Request a Wedding Photography brochure now.

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