Wednesday, December 19, 2012

recap: the girls get ready...part two! (photographer photos!)

Saturday, 29th September, 2012

Ok, so here's where it all starts to get exciting! Our hairdressers left us, following wishes of good luck, and we continued pottering around getting ready. The girls were all getting dressed and doing their make up by this stage, and once they were all done, I headed into the bathroom to do my own make up - in the peace and quiet. A little alone time with my thoughts. It was actually really nice to take that bit of time to make myself pretty and not have to talk to anyone! Refreshing and gave me time to really take in everything so far, and what was about to happen.

While I was doing my makeup, I received a call from our photographers to say they were already in the area, they were just scouting out a few photo location spots and then they would be heading right over. As well as the lovely Sandra, we had sidekick Jo as our second photographer. Let me tell you though, Jo is just as marvelous as Sandra and just as lovely...and I honestly can't tell who took what photos, except for the ones we saw being taken!

I must go off an a tangent for a moment because I have to share just how wonderful these two women are. We booked a second photographer with Sandra, to cover the ceremony and the family photos after the ceremony. That was all. We received an email from Sandra about 2 1/2 weeks before our wedding (after she had already let us know who Jo was and that she was available as our second shooter...I checked out her work and LOVED it) letting me know that Jo was going to be traveling down the coast with Sandra the day of the wedding and staying in the area that night, so she had kindly offered TO SHOOT THE REST OF THE WEDDING. For free. Well, for a meal at the reception. We were blown away by her kindness and definitely got those two lovely ladies the same 3 course meal the rest of us were having! We didn't even think twice about it, yet it was mentioned to us by Sandra that it is a rare thing in photography land to get a 3 course meal.

Shout out to any future/planning brides: If you love your photographers - show it. They deserve it! Hell, those ladies were working off their feet from 11am (not to mention the scouting they were doing BEFORE coming to us, and the traveling!) until 9pm at night for us and they went out of their way continually. We felt it was the least thing we could do to provide them with a good feed! Photographers are very physical while working too (I don't know about any other brides out there, but some of the positions I saw Sandra get into for a photo-op, I swear she must need an ice-soak or a massage the next day!) so think about how you'd feel working that long a day, that physical a job and give them the meal you think you'd want :)

But back to the story! Sandra was really excited about some of the locations they had found and I couldn't wait to see them...but first was the business of getting married. When the ladies arrived to start snapping away, they were so unobtrusive we barely noticed them most of the time. And they got some fabulous shots!

So, to start off, here are some of my favourites of me, the ladies and 2 of the littlest bridal party members getting ready (Tamzyn was in the boys room getting ready with her Daddy, Emily and Aiden were with us girls).

(Please note that I'm super nervous about sharing Sandra's work here but I don't want to watermark her gorgeousness. All the following photos are the work of Sandra Henri Photography and are not to be taken, copied, used or edited in any way without permission from Sandra. Steal them and claim them as your own and we will bust your butt evil copy-right violation people!)

My little brother's girlfriend was so overwhelmed that she got to come up and see us all getting ready...she burst into tears before she even got in the door! It was so sweet and I love that it was captured on camera!

The girls' presents in action!

One unhappy little flower girl...she did not want to get dressed! So we tried fulling funny faces in the mirror...The Bride just ended up looking silly haha

A balloon helped...see, Photographers are magic!

And I'm going to be REALLY evil and stop right about there...leave you hanging with those last few pictures...because my dress? Well she can have a pretty post all of her own...

Next Up: The Boys Get Ready...

Miss something?

  1. recap: the girls get purty...nail day!
  2. recap: the night before the big day
  3. recap: bridal party gifts...the boys!
  4. recap: bridal party gifts...the girls!
  5. recap: the girls get ready...part one!

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