If you’ve ever thought that an hour is too long to dedicate to getting ready photos on your wedding day, it might be time to reconsider. When it comes to preserving the precious memories of your special day, those initial moments of anticipation, excitement, and preparation hold immense value. 

It’s no secret that weddings can be a whirlwind of activity. From coordinating vendors to finalising last-minute details, you may find yourself engrossed in a flurry of preparations. On top of that, the notorious wedding jitters can heighten the sense of time passing by in a flash. In this whirlwind, you might think that an hour is ample time to capture all the essential elements: the intricate details, the candid moments of the bridal party getting ready, and the portrait shots. But is it truly enough?

Let’s take a closer look at why allocating just a few minutes of your wedding timeline for getting ready photos may not be enough.

1. Detail shots:

The intricate details that you’ve carefully chosen for your wedding deserve to be showcased beautifully in photographs. From the delicate lace on your dress, to the flowers and invitations, every detail tells a part of your wedding story. So make sure to allocate ample time for your photographer to arrange and photograph the details, avoiding wonky and disorganised shots.

2. Bridal Party Getting Ready:

Consider including bridal robe shots, champagne toasts, and helping the bride and groom change into their wedding attire, allowing for authentic and candid photographs that showcase the bond and excitement within your bridal party. By allocating enough time for photographing your bridal party, you and your photographer can carefully choose locations that offer ideal backgrounds and lighting conditions for capturing exceptional photos.

3. Portrait Shots:

Carving out time for individual portrait shots allows you to shine individually. By ensuring enough time for these shots, you give your photographer the opportunity to capture you at your best. 

We need to photograph both the bride’s getting ready and also the groom’s preparations. Neither of you will be aware of what the other is doing before your ceremony. By having photographs of both bride and grooms getting ready you will be able to relive the time you are apart, the laughs, the tears and all the other beautiful moments.

4. Transition Time:

Transitioning from robes to wedding dresses is an exciting and memorable part of the getting ready process. It’s essential to consider the time needed for this transition, including hair, makeup and any necessary adjustments, which may lead up to the First Look, which is an optional part of wedding photography you can incorporate on your big day.

Of course, different photographers require varying amounts of time to capture your getting ready photos. Ideally Black Avenue Productions would love to have a solid 1.5 to 2 hours for the bride’s getting ready photo session. It is important to coordinate your wedding timeline with your photographer closely to avoid any mishaps in getting ready for your big day – photography and videography wise!

Black Avenue Productions wedding planning team will help you plan your wedding timeline to ensure that you have a smooth and relaxed wedding day.

Chat to us about your wedding: blackavenueproductions@gmail.com