Pick a room with a ton of natural light
When you’re picking your getting ready room, remember it will feature in all of your prep photos! I always suggest picking a room with natural light coming in, which helps photographers get the gorgeous photos you likely fell in love within their portfolios.
Consider the size, and how many people will be getting ready with you
A prep room can quickly get cluttered, and the last thing you want your photographer spending previous time on is de-cluttering. If the space is small, make sure to keep it as tidy as possible and consider that the more people in one space, the harder that will be. You can always ask your bridal party to only change in the space but do their hair + makeup elsewhere. Grooms, the same goes for you!
Prepare your details
I always ask my brides to set aside a specific set of details so I can get straight to work when I arrive. This way, no time is wasted and everyone is stress-free. We already know the whereabouts of all the important detail items! If you have a specific piece of jewelry or sentimental item, let your photographer know so they can focus on what matters!
Work in enough time into your timeline
Each photographer works differently, but I always ask for a minimum of 45-60 minutes for the bridal prep to be worked into the timeline.
It comes down to how your photographer prefers to shoot, and their style. Usually, an experienced photographer can actually work with anything, but it’s always nice to have ideal space, light, and décor! This definitely saves a ton of time and stress for you and your photographer. Chat with your photographer for their personal tips on how to prep yourself and your space for the morning of!