Many couples like their photography coverage to start with the bride getting ready for the big day.
Some people don't like the thought of a photographer being there for all of the potential chaos of rollers, make up and wedding morning nerves.
I can arrive whenever you like. While the rollers are in, or after the dress is on. It's entirely up to you.
One advantage of getting there early means that I can capture details such as flowers and jewellery.
After the early morning trip to the hairdresser's is the make-up.
A shot in normal clothes with the dress hanging up in the background. Anticipation...
...of negotiating your way into the dress!
Of course, another advantage of getting there early is also capturing the little ones when they're still pristine and clean.
Or there's always the memory of little glitches such as trying to get a knot in your necklace. I even had a go at getting that out.
There's always the chance to get a family shot before you become "Mrs..."
And it's an extra chance to get a photo of your dress.
Or capture a memory you'll want to remember forever, such as this father bringing his daughter a special present.
Or documenting the moment when you leave the parental home to embark on married life.
A final hair spritz...and meanwhile what are the grooms up to by now?
Oh yes, relaxing of course after they've sprayed some deodorant on and jumped into a suit.
Photographs of the bridal preparations can really add to the photographic narrative of your day. As I said, it's entirely up to you if you'd like me there just to do shots of the details and then you in your dress. It's your day.
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