Everyone wants to feel their best on the day they are set to get married. However, planning a wedding can be really stressful, and when you’re stressed you may not feel or look your best. Although we’re not here to add more to your planning plate, knowing exactly how to prep for the big day will help you feel great and enjoy your wedding day. I’m sure your bride already has a list for exactly how she will be getting herself ready for your wedding, so here are a few (easy!) things you can do for yourself Enjoy our blog post For Him: Grooming For The Wedding.
Getting in shape for your wedding is a goal almost all brides and grooms set for themselves. And you can start right after, or even before, you pop the question. Starting an exercise regimen is not only great for your mental health, to help keep planning stress at bay, you can slim down or tone up as well! It’s easier than ever to crush your fitness goals with pocket training apps. Whether you like to run or hit the gym for a training session, there’s an app for that. If traditional exercise isn’t your thing, grab your friends for a game of soccer or your fiancé for a tennis match. You will burn calories without even realizing it, because you’ll be having fun!
Start A Skincare Routine
If you want to have glowing and youthful skin for your wedding day, start a routine a few months before the wedding. You want to give your skin time to get used to trying out new products, to avoid any breakouts or spots right before the wedding. This doesn’t have to be complicated! Simply wash your face day and night, and follow up with a hydrating facial moisturizer. Another huge part of skin care is your shaving routine. Use high quality razors and shaving products, such as those from Harry’s, to ensure a closely shaven face that’s free from nicks. Even if you rock a beard or mustache, using proper shaving techniques will help you get straight lines and a neat-looking face.
Try Out Hairstyles
We all know that the bride does a trial run for her wedding day hair and makeup. But as the groom, you should consider doing the same for your hairstyle. If you want to try out a new hairstyle, be sure to do it a few months before your wedding, so you can grow it out if need be. The last thing you want is to meet your fiancé on the aisle with a hairdo you don’t love. However, if you’ve found the look you love, be sure to snap a photo so it can be perfectly replicated right before the wedding.
Whiten Your Teeth
If you are a coffee or red wine enthusiast, you may want to consider whitening your teeth before your big day. Whitening your teeth is easier and quicker than ever with at home products, like these whitening strips from Crest. You will be smiling a lot on your wedding day, and ensuring you have a bright smile will be worth it when you get your wedding photos back! Whitening strips are user-friendly, and only take a half hour out of your day. Plus, you don’t have to think about doing this until a week or two before your wedding, that’s how quick they work!
The Final Touches…
If you’re days away from your wedding but you want to make a few changes to your look, tackling things like your brows and nails can have a big impact! Trimming your brows is easy to do yourself and can be done a couple days before the wedding and they will stay looking great. Trim, file and clean up your nails the morning of so they don’t get dirty beforehand. Paying attention to small details like this show your fiancé that you took pride in how you look as the two of you commit your lives to each other.
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My Favorite Professional Printing Labs
I’m always excited when I arrive home to a package full of prints. looking at hard copies of beautiful images is much more enjoyable than looking at them on a computer screen. A print lasts more than a lifetime and quickly transports you back to your most cherished memories without having to log in to your computer. A lot of fellow photographers have asked for guidance on choosing a printing lab so I wanted to share my favorite professional printing labs with all of you.
I’ve used at least 40+ different labs in my years as a full-time photographer and many came up short in either paper quality or print quality. Finding a really good printing lab can be confusing and tedious. Most professional labs require you to be a formally registered photography business in order to process orders with them with a registration process that is almost painful. But if you are willing to go through the registration process in order to build a relationship with an excellent lab that you can print with for years to come- then this blog is for you!
1: Millers Lab
Miller’s Professional Imaging is the largest professional lab organization in the United States. I love the large range of unique and customizable printing products that they offer such as images boxes, metal prints and even cut outs! Miller’s lab Offers a great customer service experience which is important when ordering client products.
Zno Lab has some of the best Flush Mount Albums that I have purchased and all of their products are made in the USA. With an extensive collection of album designs, colors, and textures, they are my go-to lab for albums. My favorite print paper that they offer is their art print paper. Their albums are heavy, excellent quality and built luxuriously. Zno is the biggest flush mount album maker in the world and they also offer some other amazing products such as holiday cards, and engagement books.
3: White House Custom Colour
I love White House Custom Colour (whcc) for all of my regular printing needs. I use them in connection to my Pixieset account because their prints are of really high Quality. Their Photographic Prints have a longevity of 100 years in typical display conditions and 200 years in dark storage and offer 100% color accuracy, quality-assured prints, and first-class finishing services.
4: Canvas on the Cheap
This one is for all my friends and family who asks me for recommendations on affordable labs.
Canvas on the Cheap is a great public lab that offers good quality canvases at affordable prices. I don’t use this lab for my professional needs (or clients) BUT I use them for myself and they are GREAT for Christmas and birthday gifts or for printing in bulk to fill the walls around the house. I have canvases in my office by them and they are great. I have ordered canvases from other companies with similar price points and have been disappointed in the past. I was pleasantly surprised when I received my first order by them and now they are my recommendation for affordable prints.
Robert and Julaine’s Engagement Session at Cypress Grove Estate Park
Summer is almost here! This means that we are now entering the wedding photography season. I’m so fortunate to live in Orlando where there are so many amazing parks and lakes. There is an abundance of beautiful photo shoot locations here. After all, Florida is called the sunshine state and Orlando is called the city of Beautiful!
I love to incorporate sunsets in my photo shoots whenever possible. Golden hour lighting (1 hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset) has that ethereal warm glow that looks gorgeous in photographs. I try to schedule all of my photo shoots in the mornings or early evenings. That’s exactly what we did for Robert and Julaine’s Engagement Session at Cypress Grove Estate Park. We caught the gorgeous golden hour light!
Robert and Julaine came to Orlando for their vacation. They are both currently living in Jamaica but love to spend as much time as possible in Florida. Having family living throughout Florida gives them a great excuse to visit often. Robert had set up a surprise proposal for Julaine which he had arranged with Julaine’s family for months. I had the honor of photographing their engagement session just a couple of days after Robert proposed to Julaine. They are truly best friends who love to spend time in the outdoors and traveling. They wanted a natural setting for their engagement photos and had seen some images online that I had taken at Cypress Grove Estate Park. They fell in love with the idea of doing their engagement session there as well. Here is a quick sneak peek of their beautiful images