Bridal detail photos…we’ve all seen them on Instagram and have probably pinned a butt-load of pretty photos of wedding dresses, ring photos, and flat lays on Pinterest.
I for one LOVE taking these photos but I’ve found that oftentimes they get over looked in the chaos of the wedding day. You’ve put so much thought into what jewelry you’re going to wear, the design of the invites you sent out to your guests, and the flowers you’ll be holding and I want to capture those details for you. I mean…you spent money on all of those things and they’re part of your wedding story so it *should* be documented, right?
So, how can you ensure that your details get photographed?
That’s a great question!
In previous years, I asked my couples to bring me their invites to the wedding and I ran from room to room collecting all of their detail items as soon I arrived to the venue. Lemme tell you…most couples forgot their invites (their minds were thinking about all of the other more important things that day) and I wasted precious time searching for every last detail item that I could have used photographing those items.
Now, I have all of my couples mail me their printed materials BEFORE their wedding. That’s right. SNAIL MAIL BEFORE THE WEDDING! I have couples mail me their invites, save the dates, programs…everything. Doing this ensures that I have every, single printed item they created for their wedding and can therefore include them in their detail photos.
I also tell my couples to put the rest of their detail photo items in a box or bag that I can easily transport to the location where I want to take their detail photos. Things like the rings, jewelry, shoes, letters you or your fiancé wrote, etc. Again, having everything in one place makes your photographer’s life easier and allows them to be more efficient with their time.
So…what do you need to collect for your bridal detail photos?
Again, I’m so glad you asked!
Because I believe in making all of our lives easier (and because I love you all so much) I’ve created a checklist of everything you should collect to get Pinterest-worthy detail photos. Can I get a “Heck yeah!”
To get that FREE checklist, click the link below!!
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- Josie and Scott
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
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- GRACE AND NICK
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
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- Alisa AND Adam
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
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- Emma AND Erik
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
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- Haley AND Erick
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!