You're getting married!
Main photographer, Eilley will capture the bride getting ready with her bestie’s in a documentary style, capturing the morning as it all starts to kick off! Pop the champaign, make the mimosa’s and flip the pancakes - you’re getting married!
The best time for me to start capturing this part of the day is when the ladies have hair and makeup almost completed but wait to put your dresses on until I arrive. I want to capture your mum zipping you up, your maid of honour laying out your veil and all your girls gathered round.
This is the time for me to capture the details. If you wish for these details to be captured then please have the following set a side and ready for me to style!
- Ring box
- Invitation set
- Hair piece
- any special details you would like included: vow books, badass leather/jean jacket with your new name on the back or any special gifts to parents/in-laws, bride/groom gifts and/or letters etc
Please notify the photographer in advance if the gentleman will be getting ready at a different location than the lady’s. If this is the case we will need to make special arrangements to accommodate.
The second shooter will capture the guys doing manly things and wondering why they didn’t get clip on bow ties (okay, that was just us?), take that shot of whiskey - its go time!
As for the guys, suit up! They should be fully dressed but leave the ties and jackets off until we arrive. Please have any applicable details set a side, examples listed below
- tie clip
- cuff links
Additional details (all mighty important):
The space where you are getting ready plays a huge part in the images for this portion of the day, i’ve listed below a few things to consider when choosing a location to get ready at and to keep in mind that morning.
- this is one of the most important aspects, have your makeup artist set up in front of a window and have an open space with lots of light to hang your wedding gown, hanging it in front of a window is perfect!
- O p e n s p a c e s:
- Pick a location with lots of space and keep all the clutter to one room.
Some may feel this is breaking tradition but this can be a wonderful time to get images of the two of you with all the raw emotion. Solo, no crowd of people around - just you and your soon to be husband/wife (and me!). Its a intimate time to exchange personal vows or to have a little dance party before walking down the aisle.
Another alternative is a having a first look with the bride and her father, this is seriously special!
Feel free to get creative with this! There is a range of inspiration on Pinterest with ways to do a first look without seeing your partner to hilarious images of brides in dinosaur costumes to the best man in a wedding dress. We are here for all of it!
WEDDING DAY PORTRAITS
The gang is all together now, you have spent the morning individually getting ready and now we get to pull the full bridal party together.
Its best to steal you away for an hour for your bridal party and bride & groom formals around 45 minutes for family portraits (this will depend on how many family groupings you’re wanting to include). If you would like to include additional locations other than your getting ready/ceremony/reception location for portraits please add these details to the wedding questionnaire, please have transportation for the bride & groom, wedding party and any additional guests you would like to have at said location. The photographer is not responsible for transportation to the location.
Be sure to schedule in your wedding timeline for your ‘Bridal party formals’ and ‘Family photos’. When scheduling these usually directly after the ceremony is the best time for family photos and to do bridal party/formals during cocktail hour. Once I receive your timeline I will send over some suggested times if necessary.
You’ve said “I Do”, cried happy tears, blushed through the best speech. Now is the time to sneak away from your guests and take in the moment together as husband and wife. If you’re up for it, schedule another quick 15 min at golden hour (“the golden hour is the period of daytime shortly after sunrise or before sunset, during which daylight is redder and softer.”), you wont regret it! Golden hour is the perfect light for portraits.
In the wedding questionnaire you can link your Pinterest board with a few desired shots but don’t worry, we will direct you during this time so