Brides, it matters where you choose to get ready on your wedding day, because, this space has a huge impact on the look and feel of your photos. If you think about it, a good portion of your wedding day is spent in this space. From the detail shots of your invitation suite and shoes, to your candid getting ready photos, to getting into the dress of your dreams.
All of these photos are important; and, that is why you should consider this space very carefully when touring venues at the beginning. Even ask the venue owner for some professional photos of brides “getting ready” at their venue. Some of the aspects you, as the bride, should consider are natural light and size of the room.
1) Natural Light
My husband and I are natural light specialists; we use the sun and its reflections to make beautiful photographs that are timeless and true to you as a couple. Therefore, since we prefer to utilize natural light in our photographs, a getting ready location with a neutral wall color and ample windows is perfect to create these timeless images! Ideally, there will be more than one window in the room; because, that gives us and the makeup artist room to work.
A good test to see if your getting ready space is ideal or not is this: if you were to shut off all of the lights in the room and open all curtains, would it still be relatively light in the room? If you want the kinds of photographs that are in my portfolio, then the answer to this question should be a yes.
2) Size Of The Room
You might not think of this while touring the venue of your dreams, but the size of the “getting ready” space is very important to consider. Think about it, the bride and her bridesmaids are going to be utilizing this space for hair and makeup, and, other family and friends are going to constantly be walking in and out. Also, your photographer, needs room to work and make beautiful images!