Grooms and Getting Ready for Your Wedding or Engagement Photos

I thought I would spend a little time helping the guys out with this post as usually my “helpful posts” are geared more towards brides and females in general. Now I’m committed….have to think here, so here we go:

 

Firstly clothing, what to wear at your Engagement Photo session, you want to look nice for the woman you asked to marry you, so make sure your jeans, khakis dress pants are clean, presentable and of course fit you nicely.

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Grooms & Groomsman Haircut Mysteries Solved!

I don’t know about you, but if I know that I have a function coming up, like a family event, invited to a party, shooting a wedding or going away for a holiday or long weekend, I pretty much always get my hair cut. The week before we went to New York I was sat in my stylist’s,  Betsy Franklin’s chair getting a purple mohawk - just kidding, my normal hair cut and I asked her a few of questions about the Grooms hair before the wedding, so here’s the first question and answer:-

Why is important for a Groom to have his hair cut and styled for the big day?

Betsy Franklin said "Your Wedding photos will reveal if you are groomed or not. Get a fresh cut 1-2 weeks before your wedding day. If your neck and hairline are unruly it will be noticeable in the pictures. If your hair grows quickly (most men's do) and there is time, ask your stylist or barber for a clean up around your neck and hairline a day or two before." 

Betsy also added "My husband wears short hair and it grows quickly, we were so busy we forgot to schedule a haircut for him. When we look at our wedding photographs it’s the first thing we notice, it just didn't look like him."

Huge thanks to Betsy for answering my many questions, go over to Dyer & Posta's website to see how creative Betsy and the salon are. Have a great weekend, look out for the answers to other “guy” haircut questions soon.

Chris Cottrell, Professional Photographer based near Atlanta, Georgia