After months of planning and preparing, the big day has finally arrived for the bride and groom! Before you shoot the ceremony, portraits, or the reception, you typically begin by capturing the getting ready moments for both the bride and groom. Since this is a time that they will spend apart, it will be exciting for them to see images of one another getting ready for the ceremony. The photos you take start the beginning of their wedding story, so it is necessary for you to document every detail to tell a fluid story. Here are the 15 must-have shots for you to capture while the bride and groom get ready for their big moment!
1. Hair and Makeup
The bride spent hours choosing the perfect look for her big day. While she gets her hair and makeup done, take before and after images to showcase her how she transformed into a bride.
2. The Dress and Shoes
Though the bride will have various pictures in her wedding dress and shoes throughout the day, be sure to capture images of these items before she has them on. The wedding dress is one of the most important details of the wedding day and holds a sentimental value to the bride. Each bride has her own sense of style, and this can really be seen through the dress and shoes she picks! [···]