May 9, 2016
Many of my favorite moments from a wedding day are candids, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have a huge part in creating the look of the image. I always encourage my brides to think about where they’re getting ready and make sure it’s a beautiful space with lots of natural light so they can get great getting ready photos. When I arrive to the getting ready place I will scout it out and pick a little corner that I can keep clean and that has good light and this will be where most of the getting dressed action will take place. This bride was getting ready in a beautiful old b&b in the Hudson Valley and every room was simply stunning, but messy! It’s hard to keep it clean when you’re hanging out with all of your friends. I took some photos of all of them in their getting ready room, but when it came time to put on the dress I found this beautiful bathroom with gorgeous light and brought just the bride, her mom and two bridesmaids into the room with her to put on the dress and the finishing touches. The bride then surprised her mom with a beautiful ring as a gift, which was one of my favorite photos of the day. It was a completely candid and unexpected moment, and the lighting and background are great because we took the extra moment to place them in the good light and a clean lovely spot. I like to say that its my job to find the light and set the scene then I just let my clients make magic happen within that space, which definitely happened in this sweet moment!