You may be asking yourself, what on earth do I want with a bunch of photos of me looking not so great, hair in curlers, no makeup, what am I going to do with these photos? Think for one moment, during this time usually mom, dad and the rest of your loved ones are nearby. You would be amazed on how important these moments leading up to the very minute you see your fiance for the first time and walking down the aisle. Plus it is a beautiful capture of you in your space, all giddy, and ready to go, at this point in the wedding planning, there is "nothing" more you can do. The venue is set, as is your photographer, your cake, dress, everything is ready and all you have to do is "show up!"
As a wedding photographer myself, I know all too well the "value" of the getting ready photos, the emotions are priceless, but so is the opportunity to get to know my clients as well as their mothers, fathers, and family. It allows for that extra special time we need to bond, laugh, cry and prepare for one of the most important days of their lives! I could not dream of anything better......an engagement shoot is also highly recommended as many of you know, I always include these sessions for my couple because again, it is about them!
Remember folks, your parents are here once in a lifetime, when they are gone, only the memories remain. Make them count, see the beauty everywhere and consider "Getting Ready" photos on your wedding day!
Seen here: Hair Style and Makeup Artist : Teresa Reynolds and the bride Giselle with her lovely mother "Fortune" of Newark, CA. Congrats to the happy couple!
Wedding Venue: Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
Getting Ready Photos here: YStudio Photography
Official Wedding Photographer: I-Motion, Los Gatos, CA (Simon)