Photographing Your Wedding Day Details
Rings, Shoes, Jewels…
The whole day begins with photographing your WEDDING DAY DETAILS! This is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day because it allows me to prepare and get my creative side warmed up for the rest of the day! I photograph a bride’s details in a way that matches and showcases the style of the entire wedding day. So, in some ways, the details set the stage for the look of the whole wedding, and I love having ample time to stylize, and shoot everything from the dress to the jewelry, to grandma’s handkerchief! Below, you’ll find a list of the most common details that I shoot. I ask brides to gather any details they have before I arrive so that I can walk in, say hello, give you a big hug and then begin with all the goodies! (Please assure your mom that I will take GREAT care of the dress, I promise!)
What to bring:
- veil/hair pieces
- rings (all three)
- bouquet & bout
- invitation suite
- borrowed & blue
Day of Reminders
Gather The Good ~ If possible, collect all of your details before I arrive so that I can begin quickly and have more time for some “getting ready” shots of you and your girls!
Extra Elements ~ Sometimes, depending on the theme and “look” of the wedding day, there may be some extra elements that you could include when you gather your details. For example, if you’re having an organic themed wedding, you could include sprigs of greenery. If you’re having a romantic themed wedding that includes some lace elements, maybe save a small piece of lace for me to use when I’m shooting your rings and jewelry. Also, asking your florist to bring a few extra stems from your bouquet allows me to tie it all together!
Keep All Three Rings ~ The most common detail missing when I arrive are the rings! Moms, officiants and planners will tell you to hand over your wedding band to the best man before the day begins. However, it’s actually better to hand it over during the bridal party portraits so that I can shoot some great ring shots in the AM! If you forget, no worries, I can always shoot the ring shot at the reception if there is extra time!
Bring The Bouquet ~ Don’t forget the Bouquet! Have the bouquets and bouts delivered to the bride before the first look so that she can have her bouquet in her portraits. No worries, if it’s hot, we’ll be sure to keep it in water as much as possible before the ceremony!
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