Sunday Cupcake

wedding inspiration and insider wedding notes

Month: June, 2012

Adore: Corde Valle

This gorgeous Corde Valle wedding was so beautiful, Style Me Pretty featured it in two parts!. See Part I and Part II. Photographs by Austin Warnock.

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Adore: Calamigos

Style Me Pretty featured this beautiful wedding styled by Love and Splendor with images by Hugh Forte. The gorgeous florals are by Holly Flora

Adore: Elizabeth Messina Bridal Shoot

Everything Elizabeth Messina puts out is amazing, and this short and sweet bridal shoot is no exception.

Adore: English Countryside

Style Me Pretty featured this adorable English Countryside wedding inspiration. Photographs Caroline Joy Photography.

Secrets to Great Getting Ready Photos

Jose Villa is amazing at capturing gorgeous getting ready images. However there’s a little more involved than just a great photographer.

Many brides overlook these simple details because there’s so much else going on, but if you’re paying your photographer for images of you getting ready, you might want to keep these in mind.

Clear the Clutter
Keep all clutter to one side of the room, away from the window (see Let in the Light later). A clean backdrop makes for a cleaner image.

Let in the Light
Let in as much window light as you can. The more soft, natural window light, the more romantic the pictures. If there is direct sunlight in the window, soften the light by draping a light (preferably white) fabric over the window.

Redo If You Need To
Sometimes brides and grooms move just a little to fast for a great shot. Or a bombardment of bridesmaids helping with the dress make block the bride altogether. Your photographer may ask you to redo putting on earrings or shoes. Sometimes great getting ready images are staged, but often look completely natural as a final product.