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Wedding Details – How to Prep for the prettiest photos

All of the pretty details that make up a part of your day deserve their very own photos too! I ask my couples to gather everything together in advance and have it in one place or box on your wedding day so I can photograph your details more efficiently. Details and flat lays are usually the first thing I shoot after arriving at your venue while everything else is still being set up and you’re having hair and makeup done, so you’ll have everything back before you need it. Also, ask your florist for some extra stems that can be used for styling this will ensure everything is cohesive and consistent with your wedding’s aesthetic!

Stationery: wedding invitation suite, save-the-dates, vow books, program, menu, etc. If any of your stationery is double sided, please include two so I can show off both sides in the same flat lay. Or send me home with the stationery, and I can shoot it after the wedding to save a little time on the actual day.

Engagement ring and wedding bands, along with ring boxes. A custom ring box is such a lovely touch, I absolutely love The Mrs. Box! Any other jewelry and accessories you’ll be wearing on your day, necklace, earrings, bracelet, hair piece, etc. I always bring my neutral Mrs. Box to weddings, but if you have your own custom one made, it would be an excellent addition to the flat lay!

Family heirlooms: a brooch, Bible, handkerchief, garter, etc. So incredibly special to see these passed down from generation to generation!

Bride details: dress on custom hanger, shoes, perfume bottle, lipstick, veil, clutch, jewelry, garter, etc. No detail is too small or insignificant to use. Sometimes the best additions to create a symmetrical, cohesive flat lay are the ones you least expect.

Floral arrangements: bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages, flower girl baskets, etc.

Groom details: cuff links, tie/bow tie, shoes, socks, cologne, hair styling product, watch, suspenders, pocket square, etc.

Wedding favors and welcome baskets/gifts.

Other details to include could be the marriage license, love letters that you exchange on the wedding day, cake slices, grand exit send off items, etc. So much thought and meaning goes behind every detail of a wedding, so if you’re incorporating it, I know it must be important to you and it will be photographed to showcase its significance.

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