Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wedding Photography Tips - 4 Things Couples Can Do to Improve Their Getting Ready Photos

Most brides and grooms care deeply about their wedding photography, but just don't know how to make their day photo friendly. Any professional photographer should be able to capture beautiful images of your day in any given situation, but there are some tips that make the job a lot easier on your chosen photographer. There are many things you can do while getting ready on your big day to help your photographer deliver the best images to you. Here are a few tips for making your day extra photographer friendly.

Hire hair and makeup artists. Every girl wants to look her best on the big day. While any photographer will tell you that they've seen enough brides to know that every one really is beautiful on their wedding day, professional hair and makeup artists know how to make you look extra camera ready so you will look your absolute best. Hair and makeup translate differently on camera, and these artists will know how to achieve the best look for you.

On the same note, do try to make sure your hair and makeup artists have plenty of time to finish their work. This time can often be underestimated, so discuss this with your vendors beforehand. When hair and makeup run late, your photography and wedding schedule can get thrown off right from the start.

When its time to get dressed, tell your attendants to be already dressed and ready. This goes for both the guys and the girls. Your photographs will look better with a unified bridal party in them and your bridesmaids and groomsmen will thank you for making sure they have clothes on.

Consider getting ready in a hotel room or house rather than a side room at the venue. More often than not, these rooms are small, cramped and not very visually pleasing. You will feel less stressed if you have more space to move around while getting ready as well.

Alyssa Lang is the owner and photographer at Hybrid Photography in San Diego, providing clients with a unique twist on wedding photography by combing vintage and modern, classic and fun, high energy and thoughtfulness. You can visit her San Diego wedding photographer website and see her work at


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