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What are “Getting Ready” Photos?

As a photographer, my wedding day coverage usually starts with “getting ready” photos. However, when I am chatting with couples and ask if “getting ready” photos are something that is an important part of their day to capture, most of the time they aren’t sure what those photos even entail! So, let’s break it down!

The examples I am providing are assuming you would want every aspect of “getting ready” photos in your wedding gallery. Do you have to have all of these things photographed on your wedding day, no. I simply want to provide an overview of what can be included in these photos so you have all the info you need!

Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding Day

Part 1 – The Basics

“Getting ready” photos cover the following non-human wedding day details and memories:

  • Shoes
  • Jewelry/Rings
  • Dress/Suit
  • Invitations
  • Letters/Gifts
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Any special family momentos

Photos of these details are grouped in with the “getting ready” photos for most photographers, including me! 🙂

Part 2 – Casual Wedding Party Fun

Next in the “getting ready” photo segment would be more casual photos of you and your wedding parties. This could be in matching PJs, casual jeans and a tee, etc. Toasting, laughing, being excited for the day!

Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding Day
Groomsmen toasting during getting ready photos

Part 3 – Time to Get Dressed!

At this point during “getting ready” photos it’s time for you to get dressed because it’s almost wedding time! (And don’t worry not in front of me haha)!

Typically I step into another room while you get mostly dressed, because this allows for more privacy. What I will photograph if possible is the fluffing of the dress, the buttoning of the back, the tying of a tie, putting on your shoes.

Bride getting ready photo
Groom getting ready photo

Once you are dressed, we are ready to go! “Getting ready photos” are now complete! Whoop whoop! And it’s on to the next part of your wedding day!

Do you have to have “getting ready photos” done for both sides of your wedding party? No, you do not. Do you have to have “getting ready photos” at all? No, you do not. That is 100% your choice! Should you chose to have getting ready photos included, as a result, your wedding gallery will tell a better story of the day.

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- Catherine & Justin

What stood out to me the most was that almost a year after our first meeting and leading up to the wedding she remembered some details that were very important to us on the big day.  We were never just numbers to her--she truly gets to know the clients she works with.  Our wedding day was amazing and she eased into our day effortlessly. Many family and friends commented how much they LOVED Lauren--from the bridal party, to our parents and guests.

"Puts you at ease."

- jessica & Derek

Lauren has a way of making you, and your wedding party feel very comfortable and making you laugh which really makes the classic "posed" pictures come to life.  It was really important to us to be present during our day and not to be concerned with the "details" and Lauren made that very easy.  She didn't force any photos and instead captured what was happening naturally.

"Perfectly Captured."

- Devin & Taylor

Lauren is absolutely the best! She made us feel so comfortable and we even had fun taking photos. Now let me just point out we are SO awkward and uncomfortable on camera and she did such an amazing job working with us to be comfortable and look good our photos look like something from a magazine we never knew we could even look good on camera and everyone who sees our photos absolutely gush over the photography and the amazing quality.

"Amazing Quality."

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