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Polished Wedding Photos: Benefits of Bridesmaids & Mother of the Bride Getting Dressed First

June 13, 2018

Manhattan, Kansas outdoor wedding photographer

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When it comes to capturing beautiful and polished photos during the getting ready portion of your wedding day, a simple yet effective strategy is to have your bridesmaids and mother of the bride get dressed first. This not only helps them feel confident and fabulous but also adds a touch of cohesion to your wedding photos as the colors start to tie in. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the reasons why this approach can enhance your photography and create memorable moments as the bride slips into her dress, with her bridal party assisting her with those final touches.

  1. Boosting Bridesmaids’ Confidence: By having the bridesmaids get dressed first, you set the stage for a more confident and comfortable atmosphere. As they are already dressed and looking their best, they will exude confidence and radiance, making them feel more at ease in front of the camera. This positive energy translates into more natural and candid moments, resulting in polished and authentic photos.

  2. Coordinated Wedding Colors: When the bridesmaids and mother of the bride are dressed and ready, their attire starts to tie in with the wedding colors, creating a cohesive and harmonious visual aesthetic. This coordination adds depth and visual appeal to your wedding photos, reflecting the thoughtfulness put into your overall wedding theme and design.

  3. Capturing Memorable Moments: Having everyone dressed first allows for ample time to capture meaningful and emotional moments as the bride gets ready. These moments include the bride slipping into her dress, her bridal party assisting with final touches like fastening buttons, adjusting veils, or adding accessories. These intimate moments are filled with anticipation, joy, and support, and they make for heartfelt and cherished photographs that tell the story of your wedding day.

  4. Emphasizing the Bride’s Grand Reveal: With the bridesmaids and mother of the bride already dressed, the focus can shift entirely to the bride as she steps into her wedding gown. This allows for undivided attention on the bride and highlights her as the central figure, creating a sense of excitement and anticipation. The photographer can capture the bride’s emotions, the intricate details of her dress, and the tender interactions between her and her bridal party, resulting in breathtaking and timeless images.

Incorporating the practice of having the bridesmaids and mother of the bride get dressed first can significantly enhance your wedding photography. From boosting the bridesmaids’ confidence to creating a coordinated color palette and capturing unforgettable moments, this simple strategy adds depth, elegance, and polish to your photos. By prioritizing these aspects, you’ll ensure that your getting ready photos tell a beautiful story of preparation, camaraderie, and anticipation, ultimately reflecting the joy and love that permeate your special day.

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