Documentary Wedding Photography - The Groom's Preparations
By Paul Rogers
I often begin my wedding coverage by photographing the bridal preparations. This makes a great start to the images, and sets the scene nicely leading up to the ceremony. I mostly concentrate on photographing the bride getting ready, but often it's possible to photograph the groom for a few minutes as well. Of course this adds to the whole story telling aspect of the day, and as long as the logistics work out it's a good way of beginning the story of the wedding day.
There's usually a touching moment or two with the groom and his best man - both are sometimes a little nervous at this stage in the day. And when all of the groomsmen, including the Ushers, and sometimes the grooms father are together, it can make for a great set of images to complement the brides preparation.
Here are a selection of some great moments taken during the hour before the ceremony. Here you can see more blog posts about how I cover a wedding day, and here is a link to my latest weddings. If you're planning a wedding and like the look of this kind of natural photography, please get in touch to check my availability for your day, and to receive full pricing information.