Every professional wedding photographer has their own unique way of capturing the most important day of your life. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of getting ready, your first kiss as a married couple, dancing the night away and heading off into the sunset, your photographer will be focusing on the details that are often little things you forget to take in on the big day. Needless to say, these shots showcase cherished mementos and often become the favorites from a wedding.
All of these lovely little details work together to showcase your unique tastes and personality during the biggest day of your life, and you’ll enjoy looking back on them for years to come, so on your wedding day, be sure to have all of your details (shoes, jewelry, cologne/perfume, belts, cufflinks) ready for your photographer to capture. Its those little things that may not seem important now, but over the years when look back at these images... a million memories will come flooding back to you.
The most exciting part of planning your wedding is discussing your wedding day with your photographer. Your wedding planning team has put countless hours into planning every detail of the wedding day from assisting in selecting your venue to the what type of hors d’oeuvre will be served. So when meeting with your photographer, make sure you and your photographer are on the same page regarding your vision of photos. When you have your consultation with your photographer. Make sure you have a list of your “must have shots”. There are shots that you will definitely want in your wedding album. The bride getting into her dress, the bride with her bridesmaids, the groom getting ready, the groomsmen, the formal bridal party, the flower girl and ring bearer, your extended family to name just a few. Just as important as your “must-have” shots, there are your details shots that will complete your story.
Don't wait until the day before or the morning of to think through what your detail items might be. These little trinkets and baubles are just as important, if not more so, than the bigger items. These are your most intimate objects and time should be taken, at least a week or two before the wedding day, to consider carefully and collect up all the items you wish to be included.
Most commonly included items are the bride and groom's shoes, cuff links and jewelry to be worn, wedding and engagement rings, perfume or cologne, a full invitation suite, the bride's garter and any additional sentimental items like your grandfather's pocket watch, for example.
Don't forget to add items to your list that will not last on through the years as we would like such as your bouquet. Flowers add to much to the wedding day Having your photographer capture your bouquet in peak condition, prior to being out in the sun or placed on the table at the reception, will be a picture that you will cherish for years to come.
And finally, don't neglect your morning-of drink. Having cute shots of your caffeine the morning of your wedding will help you always remember the excitement and anticipation you felt that morning while getting ready to walk down the aisle.
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