Ideal Time Allotment: 1-1.5hrs
Ideal Time of Day: Morning or Afternoon
Ideal Location: Space with natural light; Room with either large windows or many windows to allow ample light to enter
Have the photographer arrive at the end of make-up application (so at this point you’re mostly ready)! Photos can be taken as the last details are being done, as well as the overall details (rings, other jewelry, wedding dress not yet on you, shoes, flat lay of invitation suite, bouquet etc.) while everyone else gets their hair and make-up done.
During this time, images of putting on the dress (if you wanted those), of bride portraits, of you and your bridesmaids (if there are any), and the groom, his details, and then photos of him and his groomsmen “getting ready” can be taken. This entire time should be used for the details that set the tone for the day. Here is where your story begins to unfold.
If after these photos are taken and the ceremony and reception area are ready, then details of that should be taken before any guests arrive!!
Click here to see a living room space as a getting-ready location for groom. And a hallway/living room area space for the bride.