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We’re Katelyn & John, wedding photographers based in Phoenix, Arizona. We aim for a timeless look — so you end up with classic photos & an experience to match. 

Preparing for Getting Ready Photos

Brides, there is one thing that is guaranteed to suck up photography time on your wedding day and put things behind schedule… and the kicker is, it’s completely avoidable!! Having to take time to clean the getting ready room and gather details after your photographer has arrived will almost certainly put things behind schedule. This might not seem like a big deal, but picture it: Your photographer has arrived to photograph your wedding day and before they can even begin to take photos of your details as you’re preparing for your day, they have to take time to clean the area and track down all of your details. That time directly cuts into your timeline and can make the beginning of the day more rushed than you envisioned.

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You can easily avoid delays by keeping the room as clean as possible while you and your bridesmaids are getting ready, assigning a couple of bridesmaids to tidy up the room before your photographer arrives, and having your maid of honor gather all of your details in one place. This will allow your photographer to begin shooting right away, which will maximize your photo timeline and create a stress-free start to the day. Here are a couple of simple tips for your bridesmaids who are in charge of tidying-up:

  • Pick up ALL trash and food you’re done with and throw it away
  • Move all phones, chargers, and personal items into bags
  • Move all bags, luggage, etc. to a closet — if there isn’t one, hide them in a corner

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The next thing to consider is having your bridal details ready for your photographer ahead of time. “Ready” means tags off and ready to be photographed! Ask your maid of honor to gather the following items and put them in one place. If you have a box or bag to place the items in, even better! Your photographer will thank you for not having to juggle a million small items. 🙂

  • Wedding dress + Veil (don’t forget- tags off!)
  • Shoes
  • Bridal jewelry
  • Wedding rings (including engagement ring)
  • Garter
  • Perfume
  • Hair piece
  • 1 Bridesmaid’s dress
  • Vows, personal letters
  • Any other meaningful details

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Lastly, you want to think about personal items and details unique to your day that should be ready for your photographer as well. If you have any of these, your maid of honor can help gather them as well. Some examples:

  • Invitation Suite
  • Gifts for Bridesmaids
  • Gift for Groom
  • Loose florals
  • Paper products for your day (ceremony programs, etc.)

Keeping these things in mind will ensure the getting ready portion of your wedding day goes smoothly. Even more importantly, it will allow you to relax and enjoy your day instead of having to worry about gathering everything last minute when you’re in the middle of getting your hair and makeup finished! I hope these tips can be helpful to you while you plan your dream day! Happy wedding planning. 🙂

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Welcome Friends!

we’re so glad you’re here!

We’re Katelyn & John, wedding photographers based in Phoenix, Arizona. We aim for a timeless look — so you end up with classic photos & an experience to match. 

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