Post # 1
So one of the thing I’ve realized during this whole planning process is that I know absolutely nothing about weddings. It’s more than just the dress, the place, and the food. For example, I have to take some bridal portraits. When do people usually do this? Wedding is 5 months away today. Should I do them in like November when the leaves are changing? Or take them on the beach near my photographers studio? Oh dear lordy.
When did you take yours?
I also wanted to do a boudoir book for my future hubs. But does the photographer deal with getting the book together or do I just google random book binding places and send them the photos? Hard copies or uploaded images? Grrr. Details are not my friend.
Post # 3
I’m not married yet, but here’s what I understand about bridal portraits. Most brides seem to do them on the same day they do their hair & makeup trial–because then they’re all prettied up already and don’t have to pay for it again. Brides also do them when their dress and veil/tiara/whatever headpiece they’re using is ready to go, so your dress timeline will likely influence when you’re able to do your bridals. Finally, my understanding is that many brides do them in the studio because then there is less likelihood of the dress getting damaged or stained than there would be if they did the shoot in a location.
Hope this helps–I don’t know anything about boudoirs as I’m not planning to do them.
Post # 4
Not sure about the bridal portraits because I will most likely just get them done the day of the ceremony. I have an evening event and will have plenty of time to do them beforehand. But like Hoya mentioned, some girls get them done on the day they do their hair/makeup trial. But that is up to you. As far as boudoir goes, I just got mine done and my photog is going to make me a book out of them. It is part of the package I paid for. However, when I was calling around to different photographers to find out about their packaging, most did not include a book. They would just give your rights to your prints and would leave making an album up to you. Soooo I would just call around to the photographers and see what they offer.
Post # 5
I got mine taken about a month before the wedding, when I did my hair and make-up trial.
Post # 6
I would use mixbook.com. you can upload your images and design your own book! You can get a quality book for around $40. I use them for my clients and my personal use. Good Luck!