Bring a Beautiful Hanger for your wedding dress….
I know this sounds silly, but as a wedding photographer the FIRST thing I do when I arrive on scene is to wash my hands, and take the bride’s beautiful wedding dress out to be photographed. I LOVE photographing wedding gowns, especially before they’ve been worn…. there’s just something magical about it! However, when you receive your dress from the bridal shop, it will most likely be on a plain plastic hanger and stuffed with tissue/plastic filling. Most photographers don’t travel with beautiful wood hangers. It seems every wedding I used to show up and say “snap, I wish I had a beautiful hanger for this dress”. Luckily, if you’re my client, I just placed a beautiful wood hanger in my car where it’s taking up permanent residence, so I will ALWAYS have one on hand for my brides (amongst other things that have taken residence in my car- you probably don’t want to hear about the other things though).
But for those of you who I don’t have the privilege of working with, please be sure to place a “hanger” on your list of things to bring along as you prepare for your wedding. If your wedding photographer takes as much care as I do in photographing your dress, I’m sure you won’t be sorry!
Melanie Soleil for Essence Photography & The Sierra Wedding Guide
Beautiful Wedding and Boudoir Photography in Nevada City, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and Beyond!