During a wedding day, I like to take a few moments when I first arrive to capture all the bridal details. Having this time before jumping into the getting ready photos gives us time to chat and catch up – so much will have happened since the engagement session! During this time, the make up artists and hair stylists can finish up, and then when I finish the detail photos it will be time for the bride to get into her dress. 🙂 It also gives me a chance to really get creative before the day takes off.
Every one of the bridal details you should gather for your photographer
All the paper products
One of the things I like to photograph is the invitation suite. There are so many variations and different ways to capture the beginning of your wedding day. And that’s what it is, the beginning – the moment you invite all your friends, family and loved ones to share in this chapter of your love story.
This one is one of my favorites!! I love taking photos of the very start of this whole journey. I know, personally, I can look at my ring and I am taken back to when Justin proposed and how I felt in that moment, and having some great photos of it that I can show off makes me so happy. And, I want to make sure you have those photos too.
I adore fresh flowers. They photograph so well, and look so great. When the day is done, there are a few ways to preserve your bouquet, but having photos from the day will always keep the memory of how perfect they were fresh in your mind.
The shoes and other jewelry
These are also important details to capture because they are all apart of your story. You spend so much time picking all of these things out, and I want to honor that and make sure that each detail is captured.
Things you can do to make sure all of these bridal details are captured
- Have everything together in one place for when I arrive so we don’t waste time hunting down anything
- Ask your florist for a few loose flowers and/or greenery to add some color and texture to your detail photos
- When it comes to your paper products, don’t forget the envelopes 🙂
- Perfume bottles and serving trays are a great way to add some more visual interest to these photos
- Your vow booklets, anything sentimental (like a handkerchief passed down from a relative), etc can also be photographed! If it is important to you, I want to know!
Want to get in touch?
If you’d like to book your session or wedding, you can contact me at kelsey(at)kelseyalumbaugh(dot)com. Let me know if you think I missed any bridal details! Check out my Instagram @kelseyalumbaugh ! And like me on Facebook to see the latest blog posts and wedding updates. 🙂 If you’re curious about the investment, you can check that info out here, but please feel free to reach out so I can better address your photography needs.
This post was originally published on August 11, 2017 and has since been updated.
December 11, 2020