gather all your details before the day starts so we can film them quickly! this makes the getting-ready portion of the day go by much more smoothly, and it allows us to spend more time focusing on the spontaneous moments when everyone is together. (here are some examples: rings, jewelry, hair pieces, lowers, shoes, socks, cuff links, letters, pictures, gifts, invitations, programs, ties, and any unique items you’ve put thought into!)
**Lighting**: Invest in a quality getting ready location. Orange and Yellow walls, yellow lights, no natural light, and brown curtains will not be flattering to you and a lot of your prep videos will end up with the same look. Don't just book a room, check out the room and make sure it had good natural light and windows. Boutique hotels, Air BNB's, and making sure you request the corner suite at most hotels is a good option. You invest a lot in your wedding day and prep is part of it.
Space: If you are in a single room, less is best! It is very hard to have the bride, 4-6 bridesmaids, hair and make up artists, photographers, and videographers all in one room. There is clutter everywhere which you will not enjoy in your photos, everyone is tripping over one another, and the numerous questions can get the bride worked up. Keep it simple. If you have an attached suite where the bride can be in one room and everyone else in the other, that is GREAT. If not, we suggest the bride, maid of honor, and mom or similar family member to be the ones present in your room. Keep the rooms clean! Less clutter is always a good thing.
Please consider getting a nice wooden hanger for your dress. They photograph well and are great keepsakes.
Groom and Groomsmen: Baggy does not photograph and video well. Make sure your suit or tux fits nicely. Put effort into this. Don't allow your soon to be wifey to look like a million bucks and you look like you just woke up. It will show.