Details are some of my favorite things to photograph on a wedding day! They are the kind shots that cause my creativity to flow which helps get me warmed up for the day.
Here is a list of the details I love to capture on a wedding day.
- veil/hair pieces
- rings (all three)
- bouquet and bout
- invitation suite
- something borrowed something blue (optional)
- extra elements (see paragraph below)
Sometimes depending on the theme of your wedding, it may be nice to have extra elements that you can include when you gather your details together. For example, if you have a country themed wedding, save a piece of burlap for me to photograph with your details. If you have a rustic wedding theme, save a piece of wood so I can lay the rings on it. If you are using lace or eucalyptus on your tables, save just a little piece of each for me to use with your flat lay arrangement.
It takes me about 30-40 minutes to photograph details. If you have all these things gathered ahead of time, I have more time to capture photos of you and your girlfriends! It saves so much time, and keeps you from getting stressed on the day of your wedding! I suggest putting all the little things in a bag or in a small box, and placing the bag beside your dress.
It works best to have your bouquet delivered before your first look. It gives me a chance to capture some beautiful shots of the bouquet, and you definitely want it for your first look portraits. Please do not worry if it is hot outside. I will make sure it is kept in the water most of the time.
A lot of moms and planners hand over the wedding band to the best man before the day begins. It is actually better to do this during bridal party portraits so I can capture all three rings together in the morning.
Hopefully this will help you prepare for your big day and ease the stress of wedding day prep. If you think of something to add to the list of details that I did not mention, feel free to do so!