don't forget your nails {how to prep for your bridal photos}

get your nails done for your bridal photo shoot

A friend once told me that a girl wasn’t fully dressed until her nails were done.

This is such a small detail yet will make such a huge impact on your photos. I’ll be wanting closeup shots of your ring & your bouquet, so your hands will be a little more center focused than you may think!

While I’m not saying you have to get a full set of acrylic nails put on, simply making sure your nails are all the same length & not covered in chipped polish will go a long way. For a little extra shine, run a buffer over them & apply a clear coat of nail polish. Lastly, lather up in lotion!

However, if you have the time, treat yourself to a relaxing manicure before your shoot. If you’re anything like I was during my wedding planning phase, you’ll need it!

Don’t forget your toes if your shoes are open or peep to!

Bonus Tip!

Clean up your guy’s nails for your engagement shoot & for the wedding day!


Other blog posts in this series:

Picking a date

Picking a location

Prepping your dress


Hair & Makeup


Jewelry (coming soon!)

Shoes (coming soon!)