Documentary Getting Ready Photography

Documentary Getting Ready Photography

One of the favorite times to photograph for most photographers is the hours before a wedding when excitement runs high, and couples transform into brides and grooms. There is simply nothing like watching someone put on their dress, suit, or tuxedo to get ready to share a lifelong commitment with the one they love. In this collection of 20 outstanding photos, we are celebrating this wonderful transformation and the photojournalists who capture it brilliantly without ever getting in the way. Scroll down to see the whole collection and the one photo from photographer Edoardo Agresti that gets this week's Award for Best Getting Ready Moment.

Grooms ironing their suits during getting ready by Edoardo Agresti
This week's award-winning shot, photographed by Edoardo Agresti - Italy wedding photographers
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Photographed by Savannah Brown Photography - Vermont photographers
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Photographed by Bagrada Photos - France photographers
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Photographed by JAGStudios - Connecticut photographers
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Photographed by Zee Anna Photography - Naples, Florida photographers
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Photographed by Dan Morris Photography - UK photographers
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Photographed by Nick Kelly Photography - Colorado photographers
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Photographed by Marissa Joy Photography - Los Angeles, California photographers
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Photographed by Nilüfer Nalbantoǧlu - Turkey photographer
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Photographed by Julian Kanz Photography - Italy photographers
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Photographed by Nick Kelly Photography - Colorado photographers
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Photographed by Kate McElwee Photography - Boston, Massachusetts photography 
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Photographed by Nino Lombardo Photography - Sicily photographers
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Photographed by John and Joseph - Los Angeles, California photographers
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AWARD WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY GETTING READY MOMENT - Photographed by Edoardo Agresti Photographers - Italy photographers
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Photographed by David Bastianoni Studio - Italy photographers
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Photographed by Laura Žygė Photography - Lithuania photographers
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Photographed by Edoardo Agresti Photographers - Italy photographers
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Photographed by Eppel Photography - Netherlands photographers
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Photographed by Zee Anna Photography - Naples, Florida photographers

Every Tuesday we award one of the photos from our curated gallery of over 15,000 amazing images. Check back to see next week's winner for Best "Up in the Air" Photo featuring artwork of brides and grooms elevated above their friends and family.