Capture Getting Ready for Your Wedding with James Davies Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire

It’s becoming more and more popular to not only capture intimate moments at your wedding, but to document the getting ready stage using candid wedding photography too. As a professional wedding photographer in Nottinghamshire, I really enjoy capturing the ‘getting ready’ moments before a wedding. There’s something really personal and beautiful about documenting the excitement and anticipation of the run up to the big event, and I feel honoured to be able to capture these private moments in my wedding photography.

Candid ‘Make Up’ Mirror Shot

getting ready wedding photograhy nottinghamshireThis is a great shot of a bride to be carefully applying her make up in the mirror. It’s a really intimate and personal photograph, capturing the careful preparation for, and quiet anticipation of the ceremony. I really like the way that she is reflected in the mirror in this photograph; it adds another dimension to the picture and suggests the candid capture of a private moment in the run up to the main event.

Series of Pre-Wedding ‘Getting Ready’ Images

This example of a pre wedding ‘getting ready’ photograph documents the transformation of the bride through the use of three images side by side. I love the way that in the first image the subject looks directly into the camera with her hair gently falling over her face. The second image depicts a makeup artist carefully applying her lipstick, with closed shadowed eyes and flawless skin. I particularly like the third image, which is a close up of her glossy brown hair, teased into beautiful shiny curls that cascade down her back; a beautiful and striking contrast to the white of her wedding gown.hair and make up wedding photograhy nottinghamshire

Tips for Capturing Perfect ‘Getting Ready’ Photos

If you plan on inviting your wedding photographer to take some pre-wedding photos such as these, there are some things that you can do to ensure that you get the best shots. Of course, the morning of your wedding is likely to be slightly manic, and there may well be a bit of a mess going on in the area that you’re trying to get organised in. But try your best to keep it as tidy and uncluttered as is possible, the last thing you want is to see is empty pizza boxes! You could also coordinate your dressing gown or pyjamas to match your wedding colour scheme, this way you’ll tie the pre-wedding photos in with the ones from the rest of the day, creating a seamless continuation of images.

Professional Wedding Photographer in Nottingham

If you would like to see some more examples of my Nottingham wedding photography, please feel free to take a look at my wedding photography gallery. If you’re looking for an experienced and professional wedding photographer Nottinghamvisit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure.