Setting aside enough time for a bridal photo-shoot at the getting-ready stages is absolutely vital. An hour in front of the camera (when fully ready) is ideal. And in the morning is the best time to do it. Leaving it til later in the day never works out. Trust me on that, I’ve seen it happen so many times. Because when a wedding day takes off, there’s no stopping it! It’s 100mph from arriving at the church until midnight. And a bridal photo-shoot is one of the things that most often gets postponed ‘och we’ll do it later’. But later very often becomes never and then you’re left with zero beauty shots of the bride on her own. If it does come, maybe after the drinks reception, it’s normally a very rushed 5 minutes, with merry guests in tow, and the venue manager breathing down your neck. Hardly conducive to beautiful, emotive bridal portraits. You need an hour that’s dedicated to photographing one thing. You. Solution: 100% have your bridal photo-shoot at the getting-ready stages, in the morning. It simply means being fully ready an hour before the cars come to pick you up. Tell your hair and makeup team they absolutely need to be done and dusted so that you can enjoy a full hour of photography. You’ll be glad you did.