One of my favorite parts of the wedding day (ok, honestly they’re all my favorite) – is shooting the wedding details!! It’s how I warm up for the whole day, and it’s just SO much fun to play with all of the pretty things!! I’ve been keeping a little pile of things to be used in *our* detail photos and I know that a lot of other brides do the same thing.
When I chat with my brides before the wedding, I always advise them to keep all the details they want photographed together, so after I show up and give them a hug, I can then jump right into work! Here’s an idea of things that I recommend you have:
-Your dress, veil/headpiece, and shoes,
-Your invitation suite (you’ve spent so much time and energy on your invitations, and you really don’t want to forget a shot of them!),
-All the rings (I always promise the best man that they’ll have them back in time for the ceremony!!),
-Any jewelry you might be wearing on your wedding day,
-A bridesmaids dress (if you look at a lot of my wedding posts, you’ll see that the details always have a coordinating background – that’s a dress!),
-Anything special you want photographed (this can be your grandmother’s earrings, your mom’s handkerchief – anything that holds a memory for you!),
-And I always love to ask if your florist can hold a few stems back for me!!
I like to spend about 30 minutes styling these photos, and it’s a great way for me to get my creative juices flowing for the day – plus, you’ll end up with beautiful photos at the end of it :). One day, you (or your future daughter!) will look back at these photos and marvel at all the little details that you pulled together for your wedding – and who knows, maybe she’ll see something in the photos that she wants for her own wedding!!