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"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife".
- Barbara de Angelis

Now let’s talk about those special preparation photos for bride and groom in the morning. In real estate, it is all about location, location, and location. This same could be said for capturing stunning wedding preparation photographs. Gorgeous backgrounds are a key element in making your images amazing!

Before deciding on the best location consider the following, check in advance that your chosen location/venue has a beautiful bridal suite to do so in. Look at current photos of the space. Lighting is all important, big windows, well-lit reception areas enhance your images with a natural look.

There are a lot of things you can do to make the day a splendid one regardless of your budget and style. It is important that the dress you choose as a bride should flatter you and your body type above all else. We are who we are and all of us are beautiful in our own way.

Among some easy things that you can do to improve your images is to make sure that you are not showing distinct tan lines in your images. Consider having your teeth whitened beforehand for those close-ups with sparkling pearly whites! Like Mum said, always brush your teeth especially before I start shooting. These are not things I can Photoshop out. Actually, I don’t use Photoshop because my images are 100% natural and show exactly how it was on your day.

I have shot some out of this world wedding photographs in locations that are breathtaking right down to the preparation areas. However, if you are doing your preparations in a domestic setting you may need to take this information onboard. These types of settings may not be the best place for you to get ready for what is a once only event unless there is spectacular light coming into the rooms from outside and the backdrop is pristine!

With all that said, all you need to remember is to have beautiful big windows so the light from outside shines on you, or if there is no great light inside I will take you outside for getting ready photos. Trust me on this!

 

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