“lets get it started”
I was so excited when Claudia & Chris hired me to take getting ready photos for them on their wedding day. Getting ready photos are my favorite set of wedding day photos and I recommend it to every couple! I just love how intimate these sessions are and capturing all of the anticipation and excitement leading up to the “big moment”.
Special thanks to Kerrie of Platinum Weddings by Kerrie who showed up during the getting ready time to not only helped the bride with anything she needed but also helped set up details for me to get some fabulous shots. A great wedding coordinator like Kerrie is a must for the wedding day!
I spent some time with both the bride & groom, who had very different styles of how to get ready for grand event. We started off with some real male bonding at V’s Barbershop where the guys were “pampered” with a clean shave and all the trimmings. Apparently “it’s a guy thing”.
Here’s the groom…looking a lil’ nervous…must be nervous for the shave or the camera =P
I just love how V’s Barbershop brings back the nostalgic feeling of a traditional barbershop. Check out the checkered floors!
The essentials, including some morning coffee for the big day!
And now the good stuff!
The finale! And who said women do all the work getting ready for weddings??? =P
Ok enough of the guys – time for the ladies! I went over to Claudia’s house where it was definitely more dainty =). Here’s a peek at Claudia’s gorgeous gown:
Her glam shoes:
And her lovely earrings:
Isn’t it much prettier over here??? =)
I just love this candid shot of Claudia. It was mid hair-styling and we were laughing at how we use to wear our hair like this in junior high!
The essentials here:
Soooo pretty…and with a more accurate representation of what Claudia’s hair will look like. =)
Time to get this show on the road!
The garter Claudia’s ladies helped put on – unfortunately it was USC themed =P
The finishing touches on the beautiful bride: