Having beautiful detail shots of your wedding day are not only stunning, but they help tell YOUR wedding day story. I believe in the power of telling stories through your photos. Your wedding photographs should tell a story of YOUR relationship and YOUR day. Your details are unique to you and your style, so here are some tips to ensure your details add to your story!
Tip No 1 – Give your photographer time during your wedding day to capture your most important details. Pick details that are important to you! Whether that is your dress, shoes, invitation suite, flowers, or your grandmother’s necklace; add a little time in your photographer’s timeline to capture those well! When I arrive on a wedding day, I spend the first 45-60 minutes capturing a couple’s details and getting ready shots. This gives ample time to style the details and time to really make sure that I capture YOUR story in an unique way.
Tip No. 2 – Set aside a little bag of all your most important details that you’d like to have photographed! This saves so much time! So, when I arrive I can just grab all your details and get styling instead of searching for all the items the day of! Some of the most common items people set aside for detail photos are: dress, veil/hair pieces, rings (ALL THREE), shoes, jewelry, perfume, invitation suite and save the date, bouquet and boutonnieres, and any heirloom items that may be important to you!
Tip No. 3 – This is my favorite tip! Get creative and gather EXTRA elements to be photographed. For example, if you’re having a wedding at Joshua Tree National Park maybe add in a park map, brochures from the park, National Park patches, etc. Find items that are unique to your day and help complete your story!
I hope these small tips help your wedding day run smoothly! If you have more questions on how to make your wedding day run smoothly, leave them below!