Ok, I’ll admit it! I adore wedding day detail shots. Specifically, the getting ready detail shots with the bride. They may be my second favorite items to document (the bride and groom photos being #1). There’s just something super special to me about capturing all the little details of the bride and groom’s chosen pieces.
Whenever I (or any of my associates) photograph a wedding, one of the first things we capture images of is the dress! You’ve spent a good deal of time and invested some dollars into that gorgeous gown so I feel it should definitely be photographed both before and after the bride puts it on.
Second, the bride’s shoes are super important to capture. Hopefully there won’t be any Cinderella action during the reception but we know you’re going to be dancing the night away in those gorgeous slippers of yours! Why not capture what they look like to add them into your album to show the grandkids what you wore?
Still shopping for your shoes? Here’s a helpful blog on Picking Your Ideal Wedding Shoes.
Another important detail you should have available for your photographer is your gorgeous bouquet that you’ll be walking down the aisle with. Not only is it beautiful on its own, but it can be a great wedding day detail for other photographs like close up ring shots or paired with your shoes.
Speaking of rings- definitely have all your rings available for photographer when they arrive. You’ll want your engagement ring, and both yours and your fiance’s wedding bands available. Just be sure to have your photographer or your maid of honor return the wedding bands to the groom or best man prior to the ceremony.
Another adorable and somewhat new trend that I’ve had my couples do is passing love notes prior to the ceremony. Not everyone wants to do a first look, so exchanging letters before the “I dos” is a super cute way to get some timeless photographs.
These little wedding details like love notes are amazing because you have some truly authentic reactions captured in your photos as you read the words from your partner.
And don’t you worry. I didn’t forget the groom! His details are just as important on the wedding day. Before he dons on his jacket, here are the top most important wedding details to capture from him.
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You should also be sure to have the photographer capture images of him putting on his jacket and tie. These are so great for candid wedding details.
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