THE GETTING READY ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
There are still couples who want me to photograph their whole wedding day, but not to start until the ceremony.Grooms, in particular, cannot see the significance of being photographed while they get dressed.And yet there is so much more going on in those last hours before you say I DO.This is why the getting ready is my favorite part of a wedding day.Can you imagine how raw and natural these moments are?I have to admit most people stay calm on the outside, but it is the little things that show me nervous they really are.After the wedding, most couples tell me that they can’t really remember what was happening in the last hour before their ceremony started.And that they are grateful to have these moments captured by me. Grateful for all details like the shoes, rings, perfumes, and sparkles of the champagne.And grateful for emotional outbursts between mother and daughter, when she sees her little girl in that white dress for the very first time.
Usually, bride and groom are getting ready in different rooms and won’t see each other until the ceremony. That’s where I step in.After the wedding, when the pictures are ready each of you can finally see what it was like in the other room.Oftentimes there are drinks and laughter, but sometimes I also capture some tears and intimate hugs.Seeing those moments feels like you’ve been there with each other, preparing for your big day.From my point of view capturing the getting ready is way more meaningful. It is essential to me to develop affinity and a level of trust.Wedding documentaries subsist on raw emotions. You only achieve a natural wedding documentary if your bridal couple trusts you entirely.I love recalling moments with bride and groom where I had to help to fold a handkerchief or practice their vows.