Getting Ready Pictures | Bethesda Wedding Photographer

Now that holiday card season is over, I am in full wedding obsession. I had an amazing consult tonight with a potential bride and a conversation I had with her reminded me of a very important post I wanted to write.....why it is important to take getting ready photos.

I often get asked by brides if we can skip their pre-wedding photos because let's face it...who wants to see pictures of themselves with ZERO makeup and their hair all sorts of crazy.. I know not me!

But pre-wedding photos are some of THE MOST IMPORTANT images and not for the reasons you might think. This is the time I take all of your detail shots. Your dress, your shoes, your perfume, your jewelry, and your bouquet... all the things you spent months planning perfectly get the spotlight while you are primping and preparing for your ceremony.

Then once that almost final touch of makeup has been applied, we get some of the most thoughtful and touching images of the day... you...ready.. full of anticipation and joy..looking radiant. And who would want to miss a memory of that?