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3 things to consider when choosing your getting ready location

Category: Photography | Wedding

The getting ready part of the wedding day might be one of the most fun moments of the day. Everything is about to unfold, some brides are nervous and panick at every turn where other bride are the calmness self. A lot of brides choose their getting ready location with sentimental reasons like the room they grew up. Other choose a suite in a hotel room while others get ready in their own home.

With a lot of family and friends present here three things consider when you choose your getting ready location.

Consider the size of the location you are getting ready in

Especially when you want images of the getting ready part of the day choose a location that has enough space. If you have a make up artist, a hairdresser, girl friends, mother a childhood room can grow crowded very fast. Choose a location that is not to tight, that allows all of the people present to walk around including a photographer and a videographer if you have one.

Consider a room that has larg windows to provides enough day light

Images are light and so have plenty of light helps create beautiful images. If windows with harsh direct light it might help to cover them with sheer curtains to filter the light into the room. With lot's of natural light there is no need to use artifical light, lamps or a flash which benefits the end result.

Consider a neutral location

Put a lot of girls together and before you know it you will have a mountain of stuf in one place. When choosing your getting ready location consider a room that has a neutral background if it is an option e.g. choose a room in a hotel. Hotels usually have clear and clean backgrounds that do not draw a lot of attention and puts the bride into the spot light.

If you choose a bedroom e.g. take a look at distracting elements and remove them from view. You will be so happy to see a clean background in your images.


Choosing a wedding location

Category: Photography | Wedding

Choosing a wedding location might be one of the most difficult decisions you have to make when you are getting married. The problem is that there are so many different type of locations to choose from so how do you make a selection?

If there is any type of advice to give I like to give some here on the blog. 

Limit the number of locations

Now that you can get married almost anywhere you want, there is hardly any limit in your options. What I found is that selecting one/limited amount of location(s) to get married, have your reception, diner and party is peace of mind. If you have multiple locations you have to consider how to get there, traffic to get there, parking at the various locations. One location makes that so much easier and with enough stress on your wedding day don't add more stress by having to get to many different locations.

Consider the size

A lot of couples start out thinking they only have a hand full of family and friends they want to invite and select their location(s) on this number but along the way more and more people are added to the list. Then on the wedding day the number of people that have to fit in the ceremony room is much larger than expected. So when you select a wedding venue keep in the back of your mind that it can fit an growing number of guests.

What about the backdrop

A photographer can make anything work can see beautiful imagery in dark and dim surrounding. But a beautiful surrounding can add significantly to your wedding photos. So if photography is a priority consider your location from a photography perspective.