When looking for your venue, your eyes are locked on the ceremony location where you will gaze into eyes of your soon to be spouse as well as the area where you will be dancing the night away alongside all of your friends. It’s so easy to look over any other space at a venue while focusing all of your energy on what seems to be the absolute most important locations of the day. However, did you know that your getting ready rooms is one of the most crucial rooms for your wedding photography?

This room will be the source of all your details, getting in the dress, hanging out with the girls/guys, some bridal portraits and some individual groom portraits. It is essential to have a getting ready room that not only is painted a neutral color but houses many windows for natural lighting! For example, white, cream, pale blue and light gray walls look amazing for getting ready rooms! Steer clear of reds, oranges or other bright hues that can reflect back onto your skin tone!

Besides having a natural lit getting ready room, it is also very important to keep one section of the room entirely clear of getting ready day clutter. What, how can you create clutter when it was clean when you got there?

Oh, quite simple. Bridesmaids/groomsmen getting ready bags, shoes, food items, drinks, baby bags, sweatshirts, etc. Things can pile up so quickly and DEVOTING a whole corner or side of the room nearest the windows can make your getting ready photos a breeze and so incredibly beautiful without the distraction of these kind of items. This will save time and keep you and your bridal party organized so there isn’t a “oh no, where did my lipstick go?” or “has anyone seen my phone” that could lead to hiccups in your photography schedule.

By setting the tone of your wedding day with a clean specific getting ready area where all of your detail shots and getting ready photos will take place gives you the opportunity to easily snag gorgeous photos that will be cherished for a lifetime.