Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life, and as a bride, you want to make sure that every moment is captured beautifully. One of the key elements of capturing a beautiful wedding day is by taking amazing detail photos. From the jewelry you wear to the invitation suite, every detail matters when it comes to telling the story of your special day. You put a lot of thought and effort into choosing the perfect details to wear on your wedding day and we want to document them all to be able to showcase them in your heirloom wedding album. That way, when your children and grandchildren flip through your album decades from now, they will be able to admire your wedding day details.
This includes items such as the rings, invitation suite, wedding dress, shoes, perfume, jewelry, and any other special items you want to be photographed. Keeping all of these items together in one location makes it easier for your photographer to capture all the details without missing anything. Don’t forget to gather the groom’s details as well. This includes items such as his suit, tie, cufflinks, and shoes, as well as any special items he may be wearing or carrying, such as a watch or a family heirloom.
The invitation card is the centerpiece of your invitation suite. But when it comes to creating an invitation suite that will make great detail photos, the more elements you can add, the more dimension it will add to your wedding day details photographs. In addition to the RSVP card, you can also include map cards, programs. The envelopes are often overlooked, but including addressed envelopes in calligraphy, covered in gorgeous vintage stamps, with an envelope liner, and closed by a wax seal can make any detail photographs look luxurious. We always recommend you include two full invitation suites in your details box. We also LOVE receiving our own invitation by mail!
Consider investing in some pretty hangers for your wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. Photographing your dress hanging on a plastic hanger doesn’t do justice to the beauty of the dress. A beautiful hanger can complement the aesthetic of the wedding and create a more visually appealing photo. We bring wooden hangers with us to your getting ready space and use a clamp to ensure your wedding dress keeps its shape for the photographs. We also choose a great location with a clean and uncluttered background to elevate your wedding dress.
Be sure to have your details cleaned and polished beforehand. For example, having your engagement ring cleaned and polished can make it sparkle in photos. Additionally, having your shoes and jewelry polished and ready to go ensures that they look their best in photos.
When you speak with your florist about your wedding flowers, be sure to ask if it would be possible for the bouquets and boutonnieres to arrive at least a few hours before the ceremony and before your photographer’s arrival. Additionally, ask your florist if they can provide some loose flowers for your photographer to incorporate into the detail photos. This can add a pop of color and texture to the photos and create a cohesive look throughout your wedding album. If you are looking for an amazing florist for your Ottawa area wedding, we highly recommend Love in Bloom, she will bring your vision to life and your florals will look better than you ever imagined!
Even if you have all the best details, it is important to make time in your wedding schedule for your photographer to capture all your wedding details. It takes time to style all your details. We recommend setting aside 30-60 minutes for your photographer to style and photograph this part of your day. Obviously, the more details you have, the longer it will take to document them all.
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