Choose a Lovely Location for Getting Ready on Your Wedding Day

Here are the top 3 things you’ll need for your Wedding Getting Ready Location

  • Plenty of Space
  • Lots of Natural Light
  • Clutter-free

You want ample room for your hair and makeup artists to work, for your crew to get ready, and for you to get into your wedding gown. And as your photographer, I want the best opportunity to create amazing photographs right from the beginning of your day.

In the space where you’ll get ready, I’ll be photographing many of the key moments of your wedding day.

I’ll do still-life photography of details that you’ve chosen: rings, stationery, jewelry, shoes, bouquet, and your wedding gown. I’ll also be documenting some of your makeup and hair process and portraits of you and your crew (family, bridesmaids, friends, etc). So try to reserve a suite or a corner room with large windows letting in lots of natural light. I aim to be as unobtrusive as possible, so working without a flash during this time is critical.

I’m always available to help you as you map out your day

It’s so important that your wedding getting ready location is comfortable, spacious, and full of natural light. I want every possible advantage to succeed in photographing your wedding day in a beautiful, artistic way.

Lindsey chose a huge suite at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel which was the same location as their ceremony and reception. And as you can see her location is flooded with lots of light, there’s room for her dress to hang, her makeup artist and hair stylist each had room, and there was room for family and friends. It was perfect!

If you’re looking at hotels, ask them for a large room or suite that gets plenty of light. And if you can’t book a large room, prioritize the light. If it’s clutter-free I can still get some amazing photos even in a smaller space.

Contact me for more ideas about where to get ready on your wedding day!

Here are more tips to help you as you plan your wedding day:

Planning Wedding Portraits

Why I Love Black and White Wedding Photos

How to Pick Your Wedding Day Colors