Your Wedding From a Photographers Perspective Part 2: Details
Thanks for sticking with me through this series, I really think it will be useful when understanding what it takes to get the most out of your wedding day. Last time we covered PRE-WEDDING, what to expect in the booking process and of course the engagement session!
PART 2 - The Details
Your wedding photography will likely start with details, getting ready or some combination of the two...
Now that the Pre-Wedding process has been covered, it is time to jump into your wedding day, yes your one and only very special wedding day. Typically your wedding day photography will either start with detail photographs or getting ready (next time's topic) or some combination of the two.
So what can you do to get the most out of your wedding detail photographs? Help your photographer out! One of the biggest ways to help save time and make sure your photographer gets images of the details you want is to have your details all ready and organized on the morning of the wedding when he/she arrives.
Some Details to Consider Having Ready for Your Photographer:
- Rings - his and hers (preferably in the ring boxes)
- The Dress
- Veil and/or special hairpieces not yet styled in your hair
- the SHOES!
- Wedding invites & programs (make great pieces to photograph the rings with)
- Any special family heirlooms
- the Bouquet
- Details for your details (special hanger for your dress, themed wedding details etc)
What your wedding detail shots will look like and how they are styled will vary depending on the theme and styling of your wedding day. Your wedding details should reflect the feel you are going for and match the overall mood and color pallet of the day. As photographers we achieve this through creative choice of photography location, lighting and quite simply the details included in the shot.
How does this work, when are these pictures taken?
Your detail photographs are typically taken while you are getting ready, I like to jump between capturing getting ready shots and detail shots at the beginning of the day. Of course this can vary depending on your unique schedule and order of events. If there is not enough time to capture these detail images at the beginning of the day, I will often times capture then or finish capturing them after we finish up with family pictures and before the ceremony. See a sample wedding day schedule here!
Examples of wedding photography details:
Incorporating your wedding day stationary and seasonal elements can also add character to your wedding day detail photos!
I also like to capture some elements from the wedding day on their own to put emphasis on their beauty and create a simple, yet elegant image.
As you can see, each wedding and set of details is very unique! Be sure to help your photographer out by providing the set of details you would like included and then let them take it from there, give them the tools they need and the creative freedom to show off your unique wedding story through the details.
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Are you planning a wedding and looking for a wedding photographer? Thinking I might be the one for you, but not quite sure? Drop me a line, I would be happy to chat with you about your wedding day and address any questions or concerns you may have.