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Why Capturing Your Wedding Dress Journey is a Must

Say “Yes” to the wedding dress… and to the photographer! In this blog post, I’ll share why capturing the wedding dress journey is a must add to your wedding photography coverage.

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In the whirlwind of wedding planning -from selecting the perfect venue to the dream team of vendors, to tasting dozens of cake flavors (yum!)– there is one pivotal moment that stands out in its emotional and aesthetic significance: the search for that dream wedding dress. It’s more than just shopping; it’s a journey of laughter, tears, and the priceless expressions when you finally slip into “the one”.
Ever thought about making a photo shoot out of every step in this magical journey? Here’s why bringing a photographer along to your dress fittings is a fantastic idea (I’m looking at you, fashionista brides!)

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1. Storytelling

It always comes down to storytelling, babe! Your wedding album will tell the beautiful story of your big day but what about everything leading up to it? Having your photographer document your dress fittings/ dress-shopping journey adds depth to your wedding narrative, capturing moments of anticipation and excitement with your closest, most intimate people. It’s about creating a fuller, richer story of your wedding journey.

2. Bonding

Wedding dress shopping and fittings are often shared with the closest people in your life –your mom, sister, best friends, maid of honor. These are intimate moments of bonding, laughter, sometimes a few happy tears. A photographer can capture these genuine interactions, preserving memories of the love and support surrounding during this special time.

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3. It’s all in the details.

From the delicate lace on a wedding dress you almost chose to the sparkle of the veil that caught your eye, to all the fun accessories, to that second reception dress!!  –having these images serve as a beautiful reminder of the journey and the thoughtful considerations that went into selecting the perfect dress.

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4. A surprise gift.

Imagine gifting your partner a beautifully curated photo album of your wedding dress fitting journey, revealing the story behind the dress they’ll see you in for the first time as you are walking down the aisle. It’s a deeply personal gift that shares a part of the wedding journey they were not part of, especially if you had a custom designed wedding dress.

While it may seem like a splurge now, having a wedding photographer tag along on your journey for that perfect wedding dress (or two!), is truly invaluable. Remember that once it’s all over, all you’ll be left with will be the pictures and these aren’t just pictures; they’re treasured moments, the prelude to your wedding day. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the story of finding your wedding dress? priceless, babe!

So go ahead and invite your photographer to document this special journey. It’s a decision you won’t regret as you relive the emotions of those moments building up to your wedding day.

Happy wedding dress hunting!

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If you are a current bride of mine and want to discuss all about adding this type of coverage to your
wedding photography package with me, please reach out:
If you are not a current client of mine but would still like me to photograph this wonderful and exciting journey in your life, please fill out this inquiry form and I’ll be in touch.

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