When it comes to preparing for the wedding, it is not always the bride doing all the work. The groom has just as many responsibilities of getting ready too, such as groom photography.
There are many aspects both parties should have ready for the wedding. On the other hand, some areas should only be up to the couple. In this article, we will specifically focus on your guide to groom photography.
Photography Preparations for the Groom
At every wedding, it is usually the bride that steals the show. Their time in the traditional white gown or under their flowery pink night robe is an excellent photoshoot idea. So, brides do have a lot of preparations to do. But, despite the star of the day, this doesn’t mean that the bridegroom doesn’t have his fair share of fame.
Groom photography preparation is just as necessary as it is with the bride. When you talk to your professional photographer, make sure to ask them to set apart a time for a separate session for you and your groomsmen. Your photography time will already be tight from the photo session with the bride, bridesmaids, and with the couple. So, make these plans early on with your hired photographer.
Choose Your Style
One of the great things about having a separate shoot is the bride and the groom can have their own choice of styles for their sessions. Of course, you should still have a general theme to base off everything in your groom photography. But, beyond that, don’t be afraid to have fun in your groom-only photoshoot.
The main reason why you should choose the style you would like early on in your wedding planning is so that you can hire or rent certain things for your shoot ahead of time. Also, your photographer can decide whether two photographers are needed on the day – one having the session with the bride and the other with the groom. This way, you won’t be too pressed with time on your wedding day, and what you need to organize for your shoot won’t interrupt the needs of the bride for their shoot.
Personalized Your Moment
Along with the different styles the bride will have for their photoshoot session, they will also have their own set of poses. It’s the perfect time to take personalized photos. Whether you want to look out the window in your tux or to reminisce on your vows by the mirror, this is the time to express yourself while you’re all alone.
Even though this is your wedding and entails some traditional looks, it doesn’t mean that you can’t make some changes to display your personality. So, take time to show what you love and find ways to incorporate what is meaningful to you.
Look Your Best
It is a common notion that women spend a lot more effort and time when it comes to getting dressed or getting ready compared to men. Although this may be true, that doesn’t change the fact that men need to be just as vigilant in looking just as fabulous on the wedding day, especially when the time comes for the photography sessions. These photos will act as tangible memories, so you certainly want to look your best.
To help you grooms prepare, we’ve compiled a short to-do list to complete before the wedding day arrives. As you go through this list, feel free to add other tasks or to customize your to-do list.
- Get a haircut or a neat trim, but not the day before the wedding.
- Purchase your best cologne and deodorant.
- Accessorize yourself. If you like tie pins, then use them. If you think cufflinks make you look more handsome, then put them on. There are many ways that accessories can complement your looks, so use what goes well with your suit or tux.
- Get everything cleaned and ironed.