How to Get Amazing Getting Ready Images for Your Wedding by a Palm Beach Wedding Photographer

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event filled with love, excitement, and unforgettable moments. As a Palm Beach wedding photographer, I understand the importance of capturing every precious detail, from the first ray of sunlight filtering through the curtains to the final zipping up of the wedding gown. In this blog post, we’ll explore the art of creating stunning getting ready images that will become cherished memories for years to come.

1. Choose the Right Location

Selecting the perfect location for your getting ready shots can make a world of difference. Opt for a clean, well-lit room with a lot space for you and your bridal party. Natural light is your best friend, so consider rooms with large windows that can flood the area with beautiful, soft light. Pro-tip: Palm Beach offers lots of hotels that are great for letting in natural light.

2. Plan Ahead

Getting ready images begins with a well-thought-out plan. Coordinate with your photographer in advance to discuss your vision, preferred shots, and any specific details you want to capture. Remember that it is your wedding photographer’s job to capture your wedding day as it unfolds, so make sure that they know your absolute “need” photos.

3. Declutter and Personalize

Before your photographer arrives, take some time to declutter and personalize the space. Remove any distracting or unnecessary items from the room to keep the focus on you and your bridal party. Add personal touches like flowers, heirlooms, or meaningful decorations to make the space feel uniquely yours.

4. The Dress Reveal

The moment you put on your wedding dress is one of the most emotional and photogenic parts of your day. Capture this moment with candid shots of your bridesmaids helping you into your gown or your mother fastening the buttons. These images will tell a beautiful story of love and support.

5. Details Matter

Don’t forget to focus on the details that make your wedding unique. Photographers love to capture shots of wedding rings, shoes, bouquets, and any other special items you’ve chosen for your big day. These close-ups add depth and dimension to your wedding album. Make sure to have these items ready for your photographer. Place all these items in a box so that when the photographer arrives, they are ready to shoot the details first. Also, make sure to have your bouquet ready, too.

6. Embrace Candid Moments

Some of the most touching and genuine moments happen when you’re not posing for the camera. Allow your photographer to capture candid moments of laughter, tears, and tender exchanges between you and your loved ones. These images often become the most cherished.

7. Trust Your Photographer

Finally, trust your Palm Beach wedding photographer’s expertise. They know how to capture the light, angle, and emotions that will make your getting ready images truly amazing. Relax, be yourself, and let their creative eye do the work.


Getting ready images are a crucial part of your wedding album, capturing the anticipation, excitement, and love that fills the air on your special day. By choosing the right location, planning ahead, decluttering and personalizing your space, and focusing on the details, you can ensure that your getting ready images are nothing short of amazing. Embrace candid moments, and above all, trust your Palm Beach wedding photographer to capture the magic that surrounds you as you prepare to say “I do.” These images will become treasured memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Thank you so much for reading “How to Get Amazing Getting Ready Images for Your Wedding by a Palm Beach Wedding Photographer.” I hope these tips help you plan some amazing getting ready images. My name is Vanessa, and I am a Palm Beach wedding photographer and I would love to connect with you.

View these amazing getting ready images at the Canopy Hotel in Palm Beach

One of my goals is to showcase other photographer’s work; after all, community over competition. Please check out Stephanie’s work and her latest blog post where she share’s Shay’s Adorable First Birthday Milestone Portraits. Isn’t Shay so stinkin’ adorable, and her first birthday milestone portraits are just as adorable!

September 24, 2023

  1. Bela says:

    Such good information and beautiful images!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    The information in this post is everything you could hope to know for how you want your getting ready images to come out from you special day! Vanessa really goes into detail explaining what she needs from the bride and/or the groom as the photographer to make sure you get the pictures you are wanting her to capture!
    Stunning images to look thru also.. Vanessa’s style is so elegant and captures the moments you’re hoping to catch!

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