Wedding details are one of my favorite things to capture on the wedding day. Having gorgeous shots of your details are not just beautiful, but they help in telling the story of your big day. Your details should reflect you, your significant other, and the story of your love. Here are my biggest tips regarding details on your wedding day:
Decide which details are most significant.
Don’t get me wrong, ALL of your wedding details are important. However, I often photograph weddings where there are some details that have more importance than others. Some brides wear jewelry of their loved ones on their wedding day and tend to want this highlighted. Occasionally, the bride and groom will exchange gifts which include jewelry, and photographing those are important to them. I have had a bride whose grandmother sewed doilies that would be used for the reception. Other significant details could include: love notes, vow books, antique jewelry. Remember, significance is completely determined by you!
Choose details specific to where you are getting married.
The venue is just one of the bigger aspects of your wedding story. It is where you tie the knot, share your first kiss as husband and wife, and probably stuff cake in each other’s face. When you are gathering details, try to include details that tell the story of the venue. For example, if you are getting married at a museum or state park, a map or brochure would be great! Some brides even have an artist watercolor their venue beforehand. Any detail that represents your venue is valuable!
Gather up all important details before the big day.
This is so important when it comes to getting the wedding details photographed! If you have all of your details together in a shoe box or bag, it is easier (and more efficient) for your photographer to photograph them. When gathering the invitation suite, try to get two of everything. If you can include some addressed envelopes, that would be great too. Remember to also ask your florist to cut some loose stems for your photographer to add as well. Other great details to include are: perfume, jewelry, shoes, cuff links, ties, garter, hair pieces.
There is no right or wrong way when it comes to details. You can view more of our detail shots on our Instagram. The only thing to remember is that the reason for the detail photos is to help document your day in the best way possible!