Juli at A Modern Proposal has a really useful post with some things to keep in mind when getting ready on your big day! Check out her advice on the wedding planning blog!
I’ll also chime in on why I like to photograph the bride and groom getting ready. I love photographing the bride in her last hours before getting wed because it is such an emotionally-charged time! She is surrounded by her loved ones, looking her absolute best, and you can just feel the joy and anticipation! There’s almost always tears when Daddy sees his little girl all dressed up! It’s not that often that you get the chance to be so close to such raw emotion. And I do have to admit, I also enjoy this time because I get to take pretty photos of dresses, and flowers, and details 😉
I like photographing the guys for entirely different reasons. I think it’s more of a novelty for me when I do get to do it because it is so fun and relaxed! It’s really just like hanging out on any regular day, watching the guys be goofy, play video games, have a few drinks, and then in a matter of minutes, they transform before your eyes into something spectacular! It’s also fun watching (and giggling to myself) the guys try to pin boutonnières on each other without getting stabbed!