It’s your day! You’ve waited your entire life for it. Once it arrives the day can be a whirlwind of activity. You’ve got to get your makeup on, check on the details that someone told you the night before they would take care of, make sure your dress is ready, get the braids maids ready for that photo session that starts in an hour, and so on. Once it’s all done you’ll forget all those details. What you won’t forget though is either the amazing experience it was, or the stress of the day.

What can you do to ensure your wedding day and photographs are the best they can be? Relax. Take a moment for you. Reflect on getting to this point. The relationship that is now beginning in a brand new way. Be thankful. Be joyful. Take it all in.

Once you’ve taken that moment to settle down, then you can attend to details. But at that point you’ve put them all into perspective. That also helps your photographer see the beauty in you. It’s important because your frame of mind will show in your wedding photos. Be relaxed and enjoy the day!