That moment in the mirror when you are becoming Bride… the blue jeans are on the floor, the jewelry and the veil are in place, that’s the moment it really starts to register. You may have been thinking about this for a very long time but until you are face to face with that mirror, the impact will turn you around to marvel, with your friends and your mom, that the wedding day is on.
Many brides will ask if getting ready pictures are necessary and I always tell them that this part is. It’s one of the high points of the day… I don’t know that it’s all that important to be underfoot during the hair and makeup but this particular part of the getting ready pictures is pretty darn sweet. This article talks about many of the things you might consider important for the getting ready pictures… it will certainly be a little different from bride to bride but the gist is that you ought to consider what YOU want and talk to your photographer accordingly.
Come talk to me… I’d be happy to tell you what I know. ;0)
In our first meeting, Betsy made it clear that she wasn’t looking for the typical detail shots… no shoes or jewelry fluff for her. When I got to the hotel, she very carefully arranged her beloved sports watch on a vase of lilacs for a shot… then she put it in the pocket of her marvelous dress.
Betsy and Alex made the old fashioned choice to not see other before the ceremony… it required a little fancy dancing to keep them from running into each other at the Art Museum but we had the ever talented Molli of Bon Soiree keeping tabs on them. These two hired a veritable dream team of vendors and it made for a great run… Vibrant Table staged the room and catered a great meal. Page, also of Vibrant Table, designed the lovely floating tulips. Eric Wright, Portland’s consummate music man, had the dance floor jammed and jumping all night! It just goes to show you that hiring the professionals is worth every penny.