Getting ready photos capture some of the most emotional details in a wedding. Where a bride’s getting-ready photos are usually considered a must-do, the groom’s moments are just as special and equally deserving of a photographer's full attention. Here, we’ve highlighted the many reasons why groom prep magic should be added to your wedding day shot list.
Snaps clicked while the groom is getting ready are genuine, candid snapshots of the moments before the big “I DO”. We think that these momentous pictures fit perfectly in photojournalistic wedding photography.
No Missing Out
Groom prep is one of the main reasons we recommend hiring a second wedding photographer for big days. This will allow the main photographer to capture the bride’s precious moments while a second photographer leads the groom prep photography.
More importantly, there’s no missing out on each other’s beautiful moments. Wedding day preparations are moments spouses usually doesn’t get to see, so we always recommend that they are documented. All those heightened wedding day feelings will be renewed when your other half gets to look at these photos.
Pure Handsome Appeal
Photos just before the groom is completely ready, like straightening his tie, fastening cufflinks or pinning the boutonniere are classically handsome and might be favorite portraits for years to come.
Groom prep is a great time to capture the dynamic of the groom and his groomsmen. It’s not just beer drinking and game watching, it’s the uniqueness of the groom’s relationship with his closest friends and family that is captured so beautifully in these moments. Portraits of the groom, dressed in his suit or tux, waiting for the big moment and enjoying the company of his closest ones are extremely endearing. Also, photos with family members, brought in to help with preparations, are sentimental and so special!
Reliving the moments
Exchanging wedding gifts? These photos allow you to relive the reaction of your spouse opening your gift. The genuine emotions of these moments are priceless and we absolutely adore capturing them!