Getting ready photos are extremely important if you desire complete coverage of the wedding day. I prefer to start my coverage at least 2 hours before the scheduled wedding ceremony start time. I do this to give the couples that hire me a great depth to their coverage. The focal points of getting ready photos are the details, the people, the candids, the emotions, the relationships in the two families that are about to be joined by the ceremony. It’s often the busiest time of the day, and more often than not things are captured that become favorite photos of the couples I’ve worked with.
So, before you dismiss the notion that the extra time required to do this coverage is worth it, ask to see a few full weddings worth of my coverage so you can see how many great images are taken during the getting ready phase of a wedding day.