There are so many details that go into planning a wedding, and every bride puts value on different things. For me (other than getting some amazing wedding photos – of course), I wanted the dance floor to be outside and to dance the night away with a great DJ. I wanted amazing wedding party photos of us with our favorite people. It was important for me that the details I so painstakingly picked out were documented. For others, their flowers, stationary, or venue might be the most important.
Your invitation may not seem like a something you would need on your wedding day – and if it is, that is amazing! However, I want to tell you why I really want to photograph it.
Four reasons I want to photograph your wedding invitation
- You spent time picking it out. It is the first impression you gave many of your guests for your wedding day. It deserves a moment to shine. Especially if you hired someone to create custom wedding stationery (which I think is AMAZING) or calligrapher to address envelopes. I really want to tell the whole story of your day. That often begins with the invitation and rings. 🙂
- I like to use my bride’s invitations for the large suite shot, earrings, and multiple ring shots. All of the details that a bride took the time to plan deserve to be photographed as part of the story of the day.
- The invitation can play a big role in the bridal detail shots. This is especially true if the invites are neutral in color and have beautiful script or serif fonts!
- The invitation isn’t just another detail shot, but it is a great way to add a common element to multiple photos and connect them to tell a story. The invitation gets used for multiple ring and jewelry shots and makes it so easy to pair images for the blog and for a wedding album.
Your invitation can have a big impact on your detail photos. I would love to photograph it, even if it isn’t your most important detail. 🙂
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Originally published March 2, 2018.
February 1, 2021