Wedding preparation photos are extremely important! I prefer to start my coverage at least 2 hours before the scheduled wedding ceremony start time. I do this to give the couples that hire me a great depth to their coverage. The focal points of wedding preparation photos are the details, the people, the candids, the emotions, the relationships in the two families that are about to be joined by the ceremony.
I also use that time to quickly photography family formals on both sides of the wedding party separately. This saves A LOT of time if the couple desires traditional family formals which are normally done directly after the wedding ceremony. I often do formal bridal portraits and portraits of the groom during this time. Many wedding preparation photos are chosen by couples to be included in their albums, and there are ALWAYS photographs from this part of the coverage that become favorites of the newly married couple.
So, before you dismiss the notion that the extra time required to do this coverage is worth it, ask to see a few full weddings worth of my coverage so you can see how many great images are taken during preparations.
Contact Me Now by clicking here if you’d like more information about my wedding photography services in Virginia Beach, Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Sandbridge, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, Richmond, and the Outer Banks. If you’re not in the local area, no problem, I travel often to shoot weddings.