Sometimes brides tell me they’re not sure if they want me to photograph them getting ready. I try and reassure them that however nervous they’ll be on the day, however much chos is going on, and however late they’re running (!) they’ll look back on the photos with joy. Whether it’s the little details of the dress or shoes, the laughter with the bridesmaids, or even her Dad putting the finishing touches to his speach, it’s all part of my full day coverage and style of photography. Here are some of my favourite ‘getting ready’ photographs from the past couple of years.