Getting Beautiful Wedding Details Shots

One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is capturing the details. I know many brides spend countless hours scouring Pinterest and creating a vision of what can make their day unique. I remember doing the same thing. That’s why my eye is always peeled for those special details, the touches that separate “you” from every other couple. Be it extra bling or flower arrangements, it’s all beautiful because it shows who you are. So how do you make sure your photographer captures the details that are important to you? Here’s a few tips!

Before the Wedding:

  • Keep the overall theme or color palette  in mind as you choose your details for your day, from the Save the Dates to the Final Invitation…the flower decisions to the way you’ll write your letter to your fiancé. All of these things can complement each other and make gorgeous shots that you’ll value as time goes on.

  • I always talk with my couples before their wedding day and ask them “What is important for me to capture on your wedding day? Do you have special family heirlooms? Gifts? Something old, new, borrowed, and blue? Any details that you added to your day to personalize it?” But if your photographer doesn’t ask those questions, then mention it! They can’t capture what they don’t know about!

  • Remind your photographer about the details you really want captured. In the craziness of the day, some things may get forgotten. So if it’s important to you, talk to your photographer before hand and we’ll be sure to get it!

  • Bring a copy of your invitations, save the dates, or other pretty paperwork. They make beautiful detail shots.

  • Have all the rings (both yours and his) and other details in one easy to find location so no one has to go searching the day of. Be sure to have your engagement ring cleaned prior to the big day so it really sparkles.

  • Sometimes it’s a good idea to assign a specific bridesmaid as the “details queen” in charge of knowing where all of the details are and getting them to the photographer. Anything that makes the day easier, you will love! Also, by having all of those details in one place, there’s less of a chance that you’ll forget something and have to send someone on a wild goose chase on the big day.

  • Have your bouquets & other florals delivered to where you’ll be getting ready for ease of access. Ask the florist to include a few full blooms and stems for you if they can. They really add to the beauty of the details shots.

  • Don’t forget your guy! Have him show us his details, from the watch, to the tie or bowtie, to the pocket square & cufflinks. If he’s a cologne guy, have him bring it!

Details to Consider Bringing:

  • Invitation sets, save the dates

  • Pretty hangers for your gown and bridesmaids dresses

  • Ring Box- I LOVE the Mrs. Box!

  • Engagement Ring, Her Wedding Band, His Wedding Band

  • Shoes

  • Jewelry

  • Perfume you’ll wear/Cologne he’ll wear

  • Garter(s)

  • Veil

  • Cuff links

  • Pocket square

  • Boutonnieres & florals (ask your florist to bring you a baggie of loose florals)

  • Letters to each other

  • Your bridal party gifts & gifts to family

  • Photos of your parents’ wedding days

  • Anything else that’s important to you and makes your day yours!

Love + Blessings,


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