Post # 1
Our venue only has one “getting ready” room, so we had planned on FI getting ready at the hotel and then coming down, and I would get ready in the “bride room”. But I just realized last night that we only have one photographer… so obviously she can’t be in 2 places at once.
How are you all doing this? Just getting candid pics of one person?
We’re thinking either we can stagger the times so the photog can get both of us, or we can get ready together (I’m OK with that, but there won’t be enough room in the “bride room” for both of us plus our parents and attendants).
Post # 3
We have two photographers and we are getting ready in the same place anyway. Also, the pictures of him getting ready are not as important to either of us. He will be ready in 5 minutes.
Post # 4
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My friend (who is a wedding photographer) told me that it’s not a big deal for one photog to get getting ready pics of both rooms, mainly because the guys get ready quicker than the girls, so he can take pictures of them first then go to the girls’ room where there will be more details to take.
Post # 5
Our photographer suggested only shooting the bride or if we wanted both, he said that the Groom photos usually only take like 15 minutes. We opted for just the bride because FI said him getting ready is something quick and he didn’t really care about having photos of it.
Not sure what others did but I have noticed most people focus on photos of the bride getting ready.
Post # 6
@batbrain: We had a second shooter, but even if we hadn’t, it wouldn’t have been a problem. For a 1:00 pm wedding, i had to start getting ready at 9:30. My husband? He arrived at the BM’s house at 11:00. Very easy to arrange things so the photographer gets both getting ready.
ETA: my proofs became available online today, and I have some AMAZING pictures of my husband among them from when he was getting ready. i like his getting ready pics better than mine.
Post # 7
Lucikly we have a second shooter as part of our package, and we’ll be getting ready across the street from each other.
Post # 8
We had 2 shooters, one came to my parents house while the other went to DH’s condo. I loved the getting ready photos, some of my favourite shots are from there and I am very happy that we splurged on getting a 2 photographer package.
You could have the photographer start with you, and then run over to your FI’s room for a bit (15 mins or so) to take photos of your Fi and then come back to your room.
Post # 9
I got The Burks. A Mr & Mrs. photo team. 2 photogs for the price of one
Post # 10
@Sapphire-Dreamer: You must be in NC 🙂 I came across them while looking
We also have a 2 photog team, husband and wife. If it’s really important to you and you think timing is an issue, you could see about getting a second shooter for just a few hours.
Post # 11
Lol, you could do like the wedding FI is a groomsman in this weekend: they’re having the boys get ready at 10:30 in the morning and then sit around in their tuxes until the 2:30pm ceremony.
Post # 12
@batbrain: I think staggering the times is probably your best option and may be a bit more practical. Seeing as guys generally take less time to get ready, your fiance can quickly and easily be photographed getting ready first while you get started. As you will most likely take more time, and may still be getting ready after your fiance’s photos have been taken, this would mean there’s a longer opportunity for your photographer to catch you getting ready.
Post # 13
@kmb727: Im actually in NYC. They do destinations and to get them from NC to NY is still cheaper then any NYC photog
Post # 14
@batbrain: We had one photog…and I got ready with the girls at our house, and FI got ready at his parents house. She spent 20 min with them because it was impt to his family they get lots of pics getting ready and came to our house for the bridal shoot. They guys were fine sitting around having a drink anyways so it didnt matter if they were readya bit early.
Post # 15
We had one photographer and we were getting ready 2 seperate places (I was getting ready at home and my DH at his parents – which was like a 5 minute drive). So We had the guys get ready around lunch time so our photographer could go and take pictures while the girls ate and then when she came back she was able to take pictures of us getting ready 🙂
Post # 16
My photog came to my hotel room when I started getting ready at noon for my 430p ceremony. I had my hair and m/u done at the hotel. She then came with us to the venue where I had a bride’s room. We got there at 300p so I could check out the set-up, and then I spent the next hour in my little room. She wandered around the venue during that time doing detail shots and catching the boys as they arrived and got ready in the room there. About 20 mins before the ceremony she came back to my room to shoot me getting my dress/veil/jewelery on.