(Closed) Who’s not doing getting ready pictures?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am not doing getting ready pictures. I am not really a girly-girl, so I’m not into all the getting ready part as much as some people.

Post # 4
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m limiting the getting ready pictures.  My photographer usually suggests a half hour before you get the dress on, and then a half hour after for some bridal shots.  I’m only having him come to my hotel room for about 20 minutes for a few pics, because I’d rather spend the time getting other shots…first look, bridal party pics, etc..

Post # 5
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I didn’t do them, and I’m glad. It would have stressed me out. One of my BMs took a few pics, but I really prefer not having them. What’s the point of getting all dolled up but having your wedding album include pics of you with no make up and curlers in your hair? 🙂

Post # 6
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are lucky that we have our photographer for 12 hours, so we don’t have to worry.  We’ll have her from getting ready to almost doors closing!

Post # 7
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I am probably not doing them. To get the dream photographer I had to settle on having her for just six hours! Everything being equal, I’d rather have her at the reception longer vs. have pics of me getting ready. I know what I look like getting ready. I think I might have one of my friends take a few but really I dont feel like they are something I would want to hold onto much.

Post # 9
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have a “gap” between our ceremony and reception, and only booked our photographer for 8 hours, so if I’d wanted getting ready photos, we pretty much would have had to eliminate all photos of our reception. 

Even beside that point I don’t think I would really want them.  I’m sure I’ll be really nervous and wouldn’t want a stranger taking my pictures.

That said, one of my bridesmaids is a professional wedding photographer, and is going to bring her camera for a few “snapshots” of us girls hanging out and getting ready.

Post # 10
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

TIme with the photographer is not an issue for us he is the husband of a friend — we are paying for his service but we get him all day!!  I just don’t know if I want to do the getting ready shots,  I did then first time around and everything was so rushed my mother didnt even get her makeup on before the photographer started shooting.  I think i might just want him to do some still life kind of shots of the gown, shoes, makeup on the vanity etc.  But I do like the idea of the fake shots where it looks like a getting ready shot but you are already ready to go. 

Post # 11
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was going to skip those to save some money… but Fiance wanted them!!

Post # 12
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I skipped them but my sisters took a bunch. I really didn’t care either way.

Post # 13
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I didn’t do getting ready shots, and I am fine with that decision.  I like  them on the ‘bee recaps, but I wouldn’t put them in my album or anything like that.

Also, I put off getting ready so long that getting into my dress was like this rush-rush thing!  And I did my own hair and makeup so it would have made me nervous to have a photog there.  Come to think of it, I think a phtog would have made me nervous no matter what.  We took a couple pictures ourselves but no pro pics.

Our photographer took one of me putting on lipstick at the venue and that was enough 🙂

Post # 14
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well I am and I’m not  – I’m going to give my girls some disposable camera’s and let them loose – I’m sure It’ll be lots of photo’s of big mugs of tea, bacon sandwiches, bucks fizz, hair curlers and sneaky cigarettes !!

Post # 15
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My hotel doesn’t allow outside vendors and I didn’t want to leave the pics in the hands of the resort photographer. I am sending Fiance to his Bridesmaid or Best Man room and the ladies will join me in my room.

Post # 16
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We only had a few pictures of me touching up my makeup and hair but no major getting ready pictures since I got ready at the salon and at home early in the morning.

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