(Closed) Getting ready photos?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have never understood the dress hanging up in the window picture.

Post # 18
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I will have them. But I’m secretly hoping our photographer gets a bunch of shots of our dogs during that time. I do want privacy while I’m putting on my dress. Luckily I can put it on myself, so I just want to do it that way on the day of. Look in the mirror, breathe and give myself a pep talk before showing the ladies and I’ll let the photgrapher shoot at that point too. 

Post # 19
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I told the photgrapher to show up at what time we had planned to be done gettnig ready. However, he showed up an hr early and took me getting my hair done and getting in the dress. I am really glad he did because I love the pics of my bridesmaids helping me get ready and my husband really appreciates being able to see what I was doing before the ceremony. Id recommend getting them near the end of getting ready or just for putting the dress on at least.


Post # 20
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The memory card my photographer was using taking pictures of my mom tying my dress was corrupted, so I don’t have any.  I don’t feel a huge loss.  The pictures my SIL took of my husband and Brother-In-Law getting ready are nice, but I’m not terribly upset that I don’t have them of me.  I would have liked to see them, but am not all broke up about it.

Post # 21
2156 posts
Buzzing bee

Your Fiance might want a picture of you getting ready (just you, putting on lipstick, shoes, etc.). He could put it on his desk at work, in his wallet, on his nightstand, etc. I don’t specifically want those photos, but we have our photog all day (two photogs actually) so I think that those pics are just part of the plan. 

Post # 22
10452 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We are booking our photographer for a 12 hour package, so she’s definitely going to be there for getting ready. If we had gone with a shorter package, I wouldn’t have needed them. 

Post # 23
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We weren’t terribly sure about them at first, butvwe got some of the most AMAZING pictures from our getting ready time of the day. I got my hair and makeup done before we got to the hotel, and we eloped so I didn’t have a bridal party with me and our officiant laced me up, but I wouldn’t trade these pictures for anything. Darling Husband was even happy with how his turned out! Here’s a few of ours, I hope they inspire you that it’s totally worth it!













Post # 24
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m glad I’m not the only one debating this! Originally I was like Nahh…don’t need it…can get one of the BMs to take some pics…but now I’m on the fence. Do I want them? Would they be a good use of my limited photography time? Will I regret it if I don’t have them? Decisions…

Post # 25
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If I had to pay a bunch extra for it, I don’t know that I would have, but I am lucky enough to have a very good photographer as a close friend of mine, and so she was there with us all day. Like some previous posters, a few of my favorite images from the day are from the ‘getting ready’ pictures – it’s great to have those memories of my sister doing my hair and make-up, my sisters and nieces and mom all coming to visit me for a few moments, my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor buttoning me up, etc.


Post # 26
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@bridinmt:  I did not do them and I’m fine with that decision. Honestly I was much happier with using my photographers time taking photos of me all dolled up.

I did of course do the obligatory dress photo, putting the dress on, shoes photo etc but me getting airbrushed isn’t really something I need to remember.

Post # 27
3101 posts
Sugar bee

@bridinmt:  Definitely have your photog take getting ready photos!  Those are priceless memories that are much clearer to me because I can look at the pics.  I am SO glad I did them!

Here’s a few he got during my “getting ready” time…

Post # 28
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m so glad she was there. (and a good photog will almost be invisible) She got some great shots of my Bridesmaid or Best Man getting ready, that I couldnt see because I was was getting ready. The pic of 2 of them doing last minute steaming of my dress (one completely underneath) is priceless!!


Post # 29
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Our photographers were a husband and wife team so Jennifer stayed with us ladies and her husband stayed with the guys. I am really glad we had the getting ready photos because there were fun and personal moments that wouldn’t have been captured anywhere else. 


Post # 30
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m defo having them. My photographer excels not only at amazing detail work but at candid work as well. Getting ready are some of the richest emotional photos of the day. There’s no way I’d want to miss that. It’s usually low light and harder conditions and takes talent to frame them correctly. There’s no way I’d leave it just to a guest to do. A good photographer uses anglediting selective shot taking to avoid all the not so attractive bits. 

Post # 31
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@PacificMrs:  Great pics!  OK so I think I told you this once already, but your hubby is CUTE!  Lol.  

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