How to Elevate Your Wedding Album with Gorgeous Detail Shots

Thursday, October 1, 2020 Franklin, TN, USA

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The whole day begins with the DETAILS! This is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day, because it allows me to prepare and get my creative side warmed up for the rest of the day! I photograph a bride’s details in a way that matches and showcases the style of the entire wedding day. So, in some ways, the details set the stage for the look of the whole wedding and I love having ample time to stylize, and shoot everything from the dress, to the jewelry, to grandma’s handkerchief! 

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Below is a list of the most common details that I shoot. I ask brides to gather any details they have before I arrive so that I can walk in, say hello, give you a big hug and then begin with all the goodies! (Please assure your mom that I will take GREAT care of the dress, I promise!)

what to bring

veil / hair pieces
rings (all three)
bouquet & bout
invitation suite 
something old & something new
borrowed & blue

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The Window Effect

By having just a simple window in the bridal prep area, I am able to create beautiful portraits with soft light. I prefer natural light so the more windows, the better!

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Gather The Goods

If possible, collect all of your details before I arrive so that I can begin quickly and have more time for some “getting ready” shots of you and your girls! Some Brides have found it to be easier to put everything in one shoe box and then hand it off when we arrive!

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Extra Elements

Sometimes, depending on the theme and “look” of the wedding day, there may be some extra elements that you could include when you gather your details. For example, if you’re having a vintage themed wedding, a vintage cameo would be darling to add to detail pictures. I always recommend asking the florist for any extra flowers or greenery they may have so I can use them for your detail shots. Typically, florists will be more than happy to give them to you, but some may require a small fee. I always think this is well worth it!  I will bring a few ring boxes, ribbons, and stamps that match your wedding colors, too. This REALLY makes for beautiful, consistent album spreads!

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Keep All Three

The most common detail missing when I arrive are the rings! Moms, officiants and planners will tell you to hand over your wedding band to the best man before the day begins. However, it’s actually better to hand it over during the bridal party portraits so that I can shoot some great ring shots in the AM! 

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Bring the Bouquet

Don’t forget the Bouquet! Have the bouquets and bouts delivered to the bride before the first look so that she can have her bouquet in her portraits. No worries, if it’s hot, we’ll be sure to keep it in water as much as possible before the ceremony!

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