Bride's morning: A list of must-have shots
To make sure you don't miss anything during your morning photo shoot, prepare a list of must-have shots for your photographer. Or just keep our ideas to yourself!
1. Morning boudoir. Just you, a beautiful hotel room (or a decorated nature venue), a slinky boudoir dress/coat and a glass of champagne in your hand.
2. Breakfast. You don't have to snap a photo of the whole breakfast - just a shot of you with a cup of coffee or a glass of juice.
3. A photo of the dress while you're waiting for the bride (you'll need a pretty background + a dainty coat rack).
4. Bridesmaids' dresses and details of their looks, if your gathering will be in their company.
5. A photo that captures your mood: jumping on the bed or gazing wistfully out the window. It's important to capture your emotion in that moment!
6. Take your invitation card, programme and other printing items with you to the gathering. During the banquet, the photographer may not have time to shoot them in detail.
7. Wedding rings and engagement ring. Can be photographed either separately against a beautiful background or close-up on the bride's hand.
8. Photos of the wedding shoes: close up, next to the dress or as you put them on.
9. Details of the image: jewellery, veil, manicure, individual details of the dress (beautiful embroidery, lace, lacing).
10. The moment when you put on the garter. If such shots seem too revealing to you, the garter can be photographed separately while shooting other accessories.
11. Photograph the bouquet separately and in the hands of the bride. You can simply hold it at waist level or inhale the fragrance of the flowers.
12. Add some dynamics and ask the photographer to take a photo of you taking the dress off the hanger or holding it in your hands. You can even twirl around to show off the beauty of the flying fabrics.
13. The process of putting on a wedding dress. It's important to pay attention to details: how your mother helps you lace up the dress or how your friends adjust the hem
14. The moment when you apply perfume to the neck or wrist.
15. A photo with your mum. She can help you put your dress on or just hug you - either way, the photo will be touching and tender.
16. Waiting for the groom - from the back in front of the window.
17. The application of make-up does not need to be photographed in detail, just a shot of the final touches. It is enough for the memories.
18. The moment when you see your image in the mirror. You can take a shot of you holding the mirror in your hands, or take a picture of your reflection.
19. A close-up portrait. And it's better to take several portraits from different angles: looking into the camera, looking down, half-turned. 20.
20. Full-length photo. At the final fitting of the dress, study in advance in front of a mirror the best view angles to show all the advantages of your figure and dress.
21. Close-ups of your hair.
22. Photos with girlfriends. This can be your best moment to have your photo shoot without your girlfriends, so take a fun few minutes before the day of the party itself. Like them helping you get ready or opening a bottle of champagne.
23. A photo with dad. The tears of happiness and pride in your dad's eyes - there's no way to miss it!
24. If you and your fiancé are planning to give each other gifts, be sure to save the moment when you open your groom's gift in the photo.
The veil is the finishing touch to your wedding look. Be sure to ask the photographer to capture the moment you put it on