Saturday, June 15, 2019

Selecting the Best "Getting Ready" Location on a Wedding Day

palms on the beach in naples


dress haning at naples beach hotelgetting ready pictures in naples

bride with palms at naples beach hotel


Where you put your dress on is more than just where you put your dress on. The location where you choose to get ready is going to be where we capture all of those pre-wedding details, the dress hanging, your wedding day shoes and jewelry. And while I have made that work everywhere from a preschool in the basement of a church (challenging, but nailed it) to a cliff side retreat on an island off the coast of Mexico (not challenging, easily nailed it) you are definitely getting the best pictures when you choose a stunning venue to start. And it doesn't have to be the place where you are getting married or holding your wedding reception. With this adorable bride, she is actually a Naples, Florida resident who got married at a church in Naples, but knowing that she wanted that lush beautiful backdrop for some pictures, she booked a hotel room at the Naples Beach Hotel to capture all of her pre-wedding getting ready pictures. It worked out brilliantly. The variety that it added to her pictures and the stunning areas we had to work with for her detail photographs gave her the best wedding pictures. If you are planning a wedding for Chapel By The Sea on Captiva Island or a backyard ceremony at your home, that doesn't mean you are limited to those venues for your pre-wedding pictures. Select one of the most picturesque hotels to begin your day at. A room at Casa Ybel on Sanibel Island or The Westin in Cape Coral will give you something amazing to begin your wedding pictures with. And let's face it, having mimosas on the balcony of one of those relaxing waterfront resorts is really a good way to start a wedding day! 

The Impressions Photography team is always happy to help with suggestions for where would be best for you and your wedding party to get ready too. We actually create a customized timeline for every couple who gets in touch with us and we create a completely customized quote for our services that is catered to the exact needs of that bride and groom. If you are still looking for a photographer for your wedding day don't hesitate to reach out. Our years of experience photographing in SWFL has given us the opportunity to help hundreds of couples with their wedding day timeline and photography. We would love to see if we are a good fit for your wedding day too! 





Photographer Krista Kowalczyk has been photographing weddings and families on Sanibel and Captiva Island and throughout Southwest Florida since 1998. She has photographed over 1,000 family portraits and continues to maintain a long list of repeat clients who have made their time with Krista part of their annual vacation tradition.

Krista has continued to photograph weddings on the islands since her first wedding on Captiva Island over 20 years ago. In addition she has been commissioned to travel throughout the world for weddings and events. See her 50 Weddings Projects to learn more about her mission to photograph a wedding in every state in the U.S.




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