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.
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.