Your wedding is one of the most exciting days of your life where you are surrounded by your closest friends and family. More often, brides are choosing to have their photographer start snapping photos at the same time that their hairstylists and makeup artists arrive, but why? The morning can be hectic, and not everyone likes photos of themselves before they are all done up, but there is an importance to the 'getting ready' photos.

You and your friends or family members do not get hair and makeup done by professionals every day, and capturing the process can be a fun one. Sharing morning mimosas or coffees while propped up in the stylists chair as they artfully curl your hair or blend your eye shadow can make for some quite stunning photos.

Not only that, but photos of everyone getting ready can be cherished among the bride and bridesmaids as photos of everyone together sharing nervous moments before the ceremony, clinking champagne glasses or laughing at a joke someone told. This is also the first time everyone will be all together to try on their dresses, and help the bride into hers.

Upon first thought, these photos may not seem important, but they set the tone for the rest of the photos to come and is important for telling the complete story of your beautiful wedding day. It offers a beginning to the day and everyone can see the first moments when the bride puts on her dress or has her veil perfectly placed in her hair. It can also capture the first time a parent sees their daughter in her wedding gown, and a photographer can seal that moment with a click of the cameras shutter button so that it can be shared with friends and family alike.