The Importance of Photos before the Ceremony

Our clients often ask us about when your wedding day photography should start.  We always encourage the couple to begin early enough to allow us to capture getting ready photos.  Here are the top three reasons we LOVE getting ready photos:

1. Capturing the Real Moments
Getting ready photos are an important part of telling the complete story of your wedding day from beginning to end!  Preparing for your wedding is a time of anticipation and joy. When you choose to have these moments captured by your photographer, you preserve them forever. When you work with us at Heather Bellini Photography, you will have one photographer with the Bride and the second photographer with the groom (or bride & bride, groom & groom respectively). You and your soon-to-be-spouse will be able to look back on these images for the rest of your lives and remember those feelings! Getting ready photos also allow for endearing, candid moments with your loved ones. This is often cherished time that a bride shares with her family and friends before one of the best moments of her life … the images are well worth treasuring forever!

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2. Getting Comfortable in Front of The Camera
Another great thing about getting ready photos is they give you a little extra time to get used to the camera! If you are someone who feels self-conscious when a camera is near, it can be very helpful to have some non-posed time to get used to the photographers!! The extended exposure might help you get so comfortable in front of the camera you barely even notice it is there! By the time you have your first look or ceremony, your attention will be right where it should be — on your fiancé, not on the camera.

First Look Heather Bellini Photography

3. Highlighting Special Details
Getting ready photos provide an opportunity to capture all of the special details that make up your wedding style. You put so much thought into each aspect of your wedding day style. Many of these details such as your dress, shoes, and veil are items you may not wear again. You’ll want to remember the intricate details that made each item so special to your wedding story! In years to come you’ll love being able to admire all of the details that you carefully selected for your day.

Wedding Day Details Heather Bellini Photography

So why do we love getting ready photos? Because they allow more opportunities to capture real & intimate moments with your loved ones, while getting you comfortable in front of the camera AND memorializing your gorgeous wedding details that you worked so hard to put together. With SO MANY great reasons to have your photographers show up early, we hope you’ll opt to have us capture this special part of your wedding day!

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