One of our favorite moments to photograph is the bride stepping into her wedding dress. Here are some ideas to help you get great photographs during this special part of your day.

1. Have your Bridesmaids put on their dresses first.
 Your girls are an important part of the process! They’ll be framing you as they help you into you gorgeous gown. Help glam up your first moments as an official bride having your ladies  looking fabulous along with you! When you see your images, you’ll be so glad you did.

2. Tidy up the area, or go to a different room.
 Actually, since you’re the Bride, you should have someone do this for you. A designated prop stylist, if you will. We’re even happy to pitch in! A clean slate will be best to show off you as your step into your gown! But if it’s too much to think about, you can always move to another area.  You’ll want the focus to be on you and your dream dress, not the make up, shoes, purses, and all the other goodies that come with getting ready.  Set the stage for looking fabulous!

3. If possible, get dressed near a window.
 Your photographer will love you for doing this! The natural light shining in will give you an extra glow and make for beautiful images. If you don’t have a window accessible, just make sure all the lamps in the room are on to help give a soft effect.

4.  Save the jewelry for last!
 We want to get great shots of you as you put on your jewelry. These details are the icing on the cake, and since we’ve set the stage for everything fabulous, this is the perfect time to take care of the little things! And, with your ladies standing by, you’ll have lots of help with things like putting on your necklace and slipping on your shoes.

5. Have a full-length mirror handy.
Bonus points if you have a freestanding mirror that can be positioned near where you are.Now is the first time you’ll be able to see yourself as a full, head-to-toe Bride. It’s a very unique moment, and  one you’ll want to cherish. You have full permission to admire yourself today, because you look AMAZING!