Just as bridal prep photographs give you the chance to look back at all the anticipation and excitement of your morning preparations, with your best friends and family around you, groom prep photography gives your new husband the chance to do the same.
One of my favourite aspects of being able to capture both parties' preparations is that my brides and grooms get a glimpse into the other's morning before they met to make their vows.
Emotions run their highest as the moment edges closer and beautiful (and hilarious) interactions happen, you'll never want to forget them.
So here are my quick tips on making your groom prep easy:
Get in the loop
If you're a groom to be reading this, you're in the right place to learn all you'll need to know to make your morning photographs a breeze. If you're a bride to be, read on - see how simple it is and pass this guide on to your other half.
Most grooms are easy going about photographs, if that's you, great! We won't be fussing around you all morning, trailing you round to locations to get photographs. You and your groomsmen can just be, get ready and enjoy your morning. The great benefit of having a female and male photography team is that we divide up for the morning preparations, with my photography partner joining the guys.
Having another guy in the room to photograph makes everything easier and much more relaxed, it just works.
If you're not sure why you'd want groom prep photographs, head over to our home page and scroll through the photographs or search for natural groom prep photographs (unstaged, unposed pictures is what you can expect with us) to get ideas flowing of what to look forward to. There are a few examples here too.
1. Have the Rings Handy
9 times out of 10 my partner will photograph your rings during your preparations, so make sure they're at hand. He'll probably wander off with them to find a perfect spot with great light and backdrop to capture them.
2. Bring a Save the Date Card
Save the date cards are a great way to personalise your ring photographs and other details, bring a card with you to your preparations. Later in the day we'll be photographing your order of service as well as place setting stationary and it all ties the story of your day together.
3. Save Details For When We Arrive
During bridal preparations we make sure we have photographs of details like shoes, jewellery, dresses, veil etc, and we'll do the same for you. So save your final details for when we've arrived. We'll take photographs of your 'details' and then stick around while you finish getting ready - the tying of ties and adding of cufflinks make great photographs.
4. Presents for your Groomsmen and/or Family
If you plan to give your groomsmen or family members small presents or cards in the morning, let us know it's going to happen and we will be sure to capture the moment.
5. Relax and Enjoy
We're so used to photographing preparations that we will fit right in, get chatting and you'll have a great morning - we like to make it as easy going as can be, so don't worry about it being awkward. If you need help with anything he's on hand.
That's it! 5 easy tips to help your groom prep photography go smoothly