The whole wedding day begins with the DETAILS! This is one of my favourite 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 extenuates the style of the entire wedding day. So, in some ways, the details set the stage for the look of the whole wedding. We know that you’ve carefully selected every detail to match your personality, so we’d like to spend ample time stylizing and shooting everything from the dress to the jewelry to grandma’s handkerchief! We've put together a few tips to ensure that your details are photographed the way you envision them.
Gather The Goods
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! We've included a handy list at the bottom of this post with suggestions for what to gather.
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 a rustic themed wedding that includes some wooden elements, maybe save a small piece of wood for me to use when I’m shooting your rings and jewelry. A great idea is to have your florist bring a few extra loose stems that we can incorporate into the photos, and extra ribbon is always an excellent element to add in. These little extra details can REALLY help create beautiful, consistent images.
Keep The Rings
The most common detail missing when I arrive are the rings! Moms, officiants and planners will often 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 or before the ceremony so that I can shoot some great ring shots in the morning! If you forget, no worries, I can always shoot the ring shot later if there is extra time!
Bring The Bouquet
Don’t forget the bouquet! Have the bouquets and boutonnieres delivered to the bride’s location before the first look so that you can have your bouquet in your portraits.
Hang The Dress
If your gown is on a plastic hanger, make a note to bring a nice wooden, silk or prettier hanger. This simple detail will make a big difference in how your dress photographs.
What to Gather - For the Groom:
What To Gather - For the Bride
RINGS (ALL THREE)
INVITATIONS (2 FULL SUITES)
BOUQUET AND BOUTONNIERES
YOUR SOMETHING NEW, OLD, BORROWED & BLUE