I’m super excited as we have a very special guest on the blog this week. The extremely talented and all round amazing wedding photographer Caro of Carito Photography has been so kind and written this amazing post for us. Caro is a seasoned wedding photographer. As a result, she’s got so much knowledge to share about how to ensure your wedding photos are absolutely stunning. Today she’s revealing to us how much of an important role your bridal styling, and bridal stylist, plays in ensuring that you have the most beautiful wedding photos that you’ll still be in love with in years to come. So keep on reading to find out her awesome tips. And even if you’re not a bride-to-be, take a look anyway, as you can swoon over Caro’s stunningly beautiful work. It’s over to you Caro…
Congratulations on marrying the man (or the woman) of your dreams!
I bet your head is bursting with ideas, your to-do-lists are growing longer by the minute and you’re already worrying about your budget. But take a minute to sit down, relax and hear me out. Because this advice will have such a huge effect on how you feel on your wedding day and how your wedding pictures will turn out. And after all, your wedding images are one of the few things from your wedding day to last forever.
I’m Caro and I’m a wedding photographer. It’s my passion to document one of the most special days in the lives of my clients in Munich and beyond. At many of the weddings, I work closely together with the bridal stylists / makeup artists. I never get tired of telling my clients not just how important their bridal styling is, but also how important a skilled bridal stylist is. It will have such a huge effect on how you as a bride will feel, look and behave.
These are my 3 reasons why bridal stylists are so important for me as wedding photographer, and why you as a bride should actually care.
1. Your Bridal Stylist will be one of the first people you see on your Wedding Day
Your bridal stylist is usually the first people to arrive on your wedding day and will meet the you, the bride, first thing in the morning. It’s not only part of their job to style the bride, and to put on some make up here and there. It’s also part of their job description to create a completely relaxed atmosphere, to calm your nerves and to totally and utterly pamper you. Relaxed brides are the best thing any wedding vendor could wish for, and your bridal stylist is the one setting the tone from the very start of the day. Once your styling is finished, you’ll look & feel absolutely radiant – the best prerequisite for really awesome wedding portraits.
My advice to you:
Choose a stylist that not only masters his or her craft really well, but who you also get along with on a personal level. He or she will be the person who spends the most time with you in the first hours of your wedding day. Now that’s pretty important, wouldn’t you agree?
2. Your Wedding Photos will Last a Lifetime
Your wedding photographs are one of the very few things that “survive” your wedding day. They’ll grace the walls of your home and remind you of the highlights, emotions and all the beautiful little details of your wedding day. And obviously, you should look nothing short of AMAZING in them. The work of your bridal stylist is visible in every single picture. So that’s the reason you should not shy away from an investment in your bridal styling. And a bonus point for us photographers: professional bridal styling means less work for us too. It makes shooting so much easier, and it saves us so much time in post-production as well.
3. The Number 1 Reason your Bridal Styling is so Important
Believe me when I tell you this. If people are unhappy with how they look in their wedding pictures, it’s not due to the dress. Nor has it to do with their emotions, or the quality of the photographer. More often than not it’s because of stray hairs, makeup gone awry or a styling that didn’t suit them at all. So don’t make that mistake. Be sure to choose a bridal stylist and schedule a trial appointment with them in advance of your wedding. Yes, it’s a bit more time you’re investing. And yes, it might even cost more… but the outcome (ie: a styling that fits YOUR personality, YOUR looks and YOUR wedding) is worth so much more.
My advice to you:
Definitely book a trial appointment and try out different looks for hair & make up. And while you’re at it – don’t waste it. Make use of that beautiful styling and have your engagement or bridal boudoir pictures taken on the same day. Or maybe even celebrate your hen/bachelorette party. Or simply take your fiancée out for a romantic dinner.
Now, dear bride-to-be, get back to planning your wedding. And remember – Have fun in the process. Because happy people are the most beautiful!
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT CARO
Caro is the the über talented lady behind Carito Photography. She’s a wedding photographer based in Munich, Germany. But she also loves to travel within Europe and beyond to capture very special moments for her clients. She’s photographed the special moments for countless couples, as well as specialising in boudoir and portrait photography.
I’d like to say a HUGE big THANK YOU to Caro for her really awesome tips. Like I said, Caro has so much experience, having worked on hundreds of beautiful weddings, with some really lovely couples. She’s also worked on some many equally beautiful engagement and honeymoon shootings. I myself have learned so many amazing tips from her, having had the privelage to work with her on a several occasions.
One of the things I most love about Caro (apart from her stunningly beautiful work), is how much she cares about her clients. She goes above and beyond to make them feel totally at ease and really relaxed. Most of us are not used to being in front of the camera. And on your wedding day, you want your photos to look as natural and relaxed as possible. Not always the easiest thing to do on the most special day of your life. 🙂 But Caro really makes this a whole lot easier.
If you’re looking for some tips on how to get started with your bridal styling, this blog post is a good place to begin. Or perhaps you’d prefer some advice that’s more specific to you. I’d absolutely LOVE to chat to you to see how I can ensure you look absolutely RADIANT on your wedding day. Bridal Styling is my absolute favourite part about being a makeup artist. I’ve styled so many brides, and I’d be so honoured to style you for your very special day too.