Your wedding photographer will LOVE it if you have these wedding day details ready to photograph on your wedding day! The key to getting your details photographed is having them all in one place for your photographer to work with. This saves time as no one is scrambling to find items while you’re getting ready!
Styling your day of details can take time! If you want gorgeously styled flat lays of your wedding details, talk to your photographer about how much time they need to get creative! The best results happen when your photographer has access to ample natural light in a clean and tidy area with a clean backdrop. Some photographers will bring their own backdrop for styling your day of details, talk to your photographer beforehand to see what they need!
After photographing over 50 weddings, here is my list of favourite details to capture!
Your Stationery Suite
When it comes to your stationery suite, the more that your photographer has to work with, the more creative they can be with your images. Ask your calligrapher or designer to include at least one extra set of each of your stationery suite for your photographer to work with!
What could your stationery suite include: invitations, envelopes, programs, menus, escort cards, RSVP cards, wax seals, maps and stamps.
I’m a huge fan of vow booklets in general, they’re the most visually appealing way for you to share your vows with one another on your wedding day! Capturing your vow booklets. I love to shoot vow booklets with your rings.
Your Accessories & Jewelry
So many couples include heirloom accessories or jewelry pieces on their wedding day, either passed down through the family or borrowed for this special occasion. These pieces often have sentimental value
Your Rings and Ring Boxes
The most important “accessories” on your wedding day, your rings deserve their time to shine! If you have a custom ring box (I love ring boxes that match your wedding colour palette!) keep your rings in the box and have them ready for your photographer to use. Wedding photographers often capture rings at the same time that they photograph other keepsakes like your wedding stationery, vow booklets and other jewelry items.
Shoes can add SO MUCH personality and style! When your wedding photographer captures your shoes before they get worn out from dancing all night long, you can showcase this touch of personality in your wedding album.
Windows are over rated! Not all suit jackets and dresses need to be hung from windows to be photographed on your wedding day. Although it is a popular way to capture wedding attire, when would you ever actually hang your wardrobe in a large window? To photograph your attire in a more natural and documentary fashion, if you’d like your wedding attire photographed, I recommend hanging it on a door, an armoire, or tall standing mirror.
Your Bouquet or Boutonnière
Make the most of your blooms! Bring out your bouquet or boutonnière for your photographer to work with on the morning of your wedding day. We can use your blooms to style the room you’re getting ready in or add extra depth, dimension, texture and colour to your wedding day photos. Your bouquet looks lovely on a dresser in the background as you step into your gown.
Our Favourite Items That Add Style to Your Photos
Extra Flowers & Petals
Ask your florist for extra blooms for your photographer to play with. This is how some of those gorgeously styled magazine worthy stationery flat lays are created! Petals or flowers that match your bouquet can dress up your wedding day details.
Sheet Music for Your Wedding Song
This is a personal favourite wedding detail, ordering the sheet music for your wedding song (could be your first dance song, or your recessional song from your ceremony!) Sheet music is so much fun to incorporate into your wedding day details and a fun way to pay ode to the most important song in your life! In terms of photography, sheet music is so much fun to play with and capture on camera!
Ribbon to Match Your Wedding Colours
Ribbon adds that extra little bit of romance to your wedding details. It can be used to tie other items together in gorgeous flat lays and provide continuity. I recommend choosing ribbon that matches your wedding colour palette.
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Hi, my name is Janelle, I’m a photographer from Edmonton Alberta. I’m all about three things: celebration, connection and client education. My style is relaxed and romantic.
I value connection and celebration of moments over a big production.