Without a doubt, hiring a wedding planner is one of the best decisions a bride-to-be can make after getting engaged. Your wedding planner will take most of the difficult preparation work off your shoulders and ensure that you are worry-free leading up to your big day. While your wedding planner will be available to answer every question relating to your ceremony and reception, your photographer is the best resource to help you prepare to take the best possible portraits. With that in mind, I’ve put together a few bridal portrait tips to ensure that the “getting ready” images captured on your wedding day turn out beautifully!

Bridal Portrait Tip No. 1: Select a Beautiful Space

First things first: It’s important to get ready in a clean and beautiful space. Caroline decided to prepare for her Colorado wedding at her parent’s home, which featured a wonderful entryway with a piano and a large empty frame. The frame provided the perfect backdrop for Caroline’s getting ready images, and it was an ideal spot to hang her gorgeous Berta Bridal dress as well. A sweet sofa located next to the mirror held all of Caroline’s details, including her shoes and bouquet. Selecting a clean, elegant, and timeless space ensured that Caroline’s “getting ready” images looked as sophisticated as the rest of her wedding day.

Tip No. 2: Make Sure You Have Plenty of Room

Ideally, the space you select for slipping into your gown should be spacious. Getting ready in a small room could make your images look clustered, especially if your bridesmaids or mother will be present while you step into your shoes and put the finishing touches on your bridal look. A larger space will make your images feel airy and romantic rather than cramped. And it goes without saying that more space is a must if your gown includes a long train!

Tip No. 3: Natural Light is a Must

Finally, the room you select should provide plenty of natural light. As a fine art film photographer, I always appreciate a room filled with windows. Natural light is essential for creating soft and serene bridal portraits that showcase your beauty.

If you’re dreaming of elegant “getting ready” images that match the sophistication of your wedding day, please feel free to send me an email! Working alongside your wedding planner, we’ll implement these bridal portrait tips and select a space that’s ideal for capturing beautiful images you’ll always treasure. For even more bridal portrait inspiration, take a peek at Caroline’s feature on Style Me Pretty