We want you to be as natural as you can be. Who really loves stiff and formal portraits? We’ll give you some direction during the shoot, we always have ideas. But for sure we want you to be relaxed and in love and pretend we are not there. If you are goofy and silly, let it be!!
Please be dressed and ready to start shooting upon arrival. Eat a healthy meal about an hour before your shoot – but not too big! You don’t want to be in a full-blown food coma during your shoot. Bring your lipstick and powder in case you need to retouch between shots.
WHAT SHOULD I THINK ABOUT WHEN PLANNING MY CEREMONY?
Other than working on your vows, think about how you want your photos to look. Where should the marriage officiant stand? Do you want to face your friends and family or do they stare at your backs? If you will have elaborate electricity needs, think about the cables and poles. Also, if you have a musician, where do you want them to be for photos?
HOW MUCH GETTING READY DO I ACTUALLY DO IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA?
Put on your underwear and invite us in!! No, really! We want to see you actually getting ready. We typically request at least 1 hour for getting ready. Generally speaking, the gentlemen get ready fairly quickly. So definitely wait for us. Ladies, on the other hand, have a very wide range of getting ready rituals and each has their own schedule. It is very important that we see you getting hair and makeup, putting on your dress, shoes, accessories, etc. WAIT FOR US!!
WHY IS GETTING READY IMPORTANT?
Getting Ready is super important for us. As you know, we are telling a visual story of your day, and Getting Ready is the first chapter. This is when we will meet the important people in your life and your day. We will start to connect and feel your energy, and the creative juices begin to flow. It is also a great time to capture details like your rings, shoes, dress, and accessories. You’ve spent so much time deciding which things are just perfect, and we want to make sure we get them as you are putting them on as well.
HOW SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY SPECIAL DAY?
Plan your day around the sunset. We recommend that your ceremony starts 1 hour and a half prior to sunset. This gives us perfect time and gorgeous warm light for sunset portraits as well as nice temperature for your cocktail hour. Do you want to know when the sun sets on your day? Find out here: Sunset Times