Wedding Photography and Getting Ready
Getting ready usually consists of shooting both the bride and the groom. Most times we will have two photographers. One for the bride and one for the groom. Shooting the groom and the groomsmen is an easy and fun affair and they tend to appreciate that I shoot quickly without asking too much from them. Usually they are amazed when I tell them we are all done. The groom really wants to hang out with his friends and have a great time.
The groomsmen also want to hang out and have a great time. So a quick intro and a crappy joke to break the ice is usually all it takes before I start shooting and joining in with the fun. The groomsmen usually take anywhere from a half an hour to 45 minutes while the bride can take up to an hour to photograph. For the bride we typically arrive just before her hair and make up is finished. We get a couple of shots of the bride and the make up and hair artists. Then we start shooting a few beautiful portraits close to some window lighting. I usually follow that up with shooting the dress, Jewelry, invitation, and other details I can find.