Question for Photographers: Getting into Dress Pics (share yours)

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My photogs are a husband and wife pair (the H is the main photog), but they said they will either let you get dressed in private/with just your mom/MOH/whatever, and then fake the “getting dressed” pictures (have you lift your arms like your dress is getting put on, have them wait to zip/tie/button you). OR they have the lady photographer take the pictures, but always from behind until the dress is actually on (to avoid nip slips). I’m the least shy person ever, so I told them that whatever they’re comfortable with, they can be there for, and ultimately it’s up to them. I feel like our photogs (both the male and female) are professionals, so seeing my bare booty in a thong or some side boob should be NBD to them – it’s like a doctor or some other professional.


Post # 4
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@classyashley:  I am a very modest person, and also I refuse to pay my photographer to come two hours earlier instead of one hour before, as much as I love him and he is great, so we will “fake” the getting into the dress pictures. Really, there will be no getting into the dress picture. There will be mom buttoning the dress picture (which I will love and treasure forever!). I want to have my dress on and be ready to go more than an hour before the ceremony starts, especially since we also plan to take pictures with family an hour before the ceremony, so it makes sense to have the dress on before the photographer arrives. And so that is my situation! 


Post # 5
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The wife of my husband/wife photographer team took the girls’ getting ready shots.  For getting into my dress, I got down to my shoes, bra and shorts (had a thong on underneath the shorts).  I got in the dress.  Once I was in, I slipped off my bra so I knew I was covered.  Then once my dress was laced, I pulled up the skirt and slipped off my shorts.  Simple!

Post # 6
10834 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@classyashley: I stepped into my dress pulled it up into place and from then had the photographer in.


Post # 7
395 posts
Helper bee

I let my clients do whatever they are comfortable with. Some wear a shirt that I opens in the front and just take that off as the top of their dress covers them. Some wear a robe and just step in too the dress. Some just whip it all of and don’t care. Some step in to the washroom until they are comfortable and then have thri girls lace them up. 

Post # 8
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Meh…I have no shame after years of ballet and quick changes. I had 2 minutes to change costumes backstage regardless of who was around. I just stripped down to my underwear and stepped into my dress topless. I had a female photographer who said she would only shoot once I was covered up. My (male) videographer had a female assistant. She filmed just until I dropped my pants and then started up again after the boobies were covered up. 

My photographer did say that a lot of clients wore zip-up hoodies or button down shirts that can be easily removed once the boobies are covered up. 

Post # 9
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

ive seen photos of a bride taken by my photographer (female) slipping into her dress and she got a front shot with the clean white strapless bra. it actually didnt look too bad, because the dress was already up just an inch or two under the bra. so it wasnt like the brides entire midriff was captured.

i dont think it will bother me to get a bra shot even from the front, and i can always have the men look away when everyone is looking at digital proofs, and leave that one out of the prints i order. now, if ur not wearing a strapless bra, then i dont know what to tell u!

Post # 10
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

As a photographer I’m generally comfortable with whatever the bride is okay with. I’ve definitely had brides who are cool parading around a hotel room totally naked in front of me, as well as ones who only want me to come in the room once they are in the dress, just in time to get shots of it being zipped or laced. Either way I’m cool with it. I’m not going to challenge anyones modesty, and as for the nudists.. well, I went to art school, and also have a pair of boobies of my own. It’s nothing that’s going to make me blush.

Post # 11
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My photographer asked me to step into my dress, pull it up to my bust, and then entered the room and took photos as it was being zipped, adjusted and the sash was being tied. 

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