11 Must Have Wedding Detail Shots
Details, details, details are one of my favorite parts of a wedding that I photograph. Brides and grooms put a lot of time, thought , energy and money into the details of their wedding day. After their wedding day has come and gone. The top tear of the cake has been frozen, flowers begin to wilt, dress gets hung in the closet ,their wedding images are one of the things that they will be able to go back to remember their day. When you see a photograph a memory pops into your head of the day and time. Emotions come along with those memories. Being there to document your couples day is a honor. Photographs of the details from your couples wedding gets to live on. Incorporating detail shots into an album help tell their story. Your bride and groom can relive the best day of their lives by flipping through their album. Believe me they will love you for it! With every detail shot I take a vertical and horizontal image. I call these my “safe shots”. After I get what I need then its time for me to get more creative! Question? What do you do if you are shooting in a “getting ready” location i.e Hotel room and it looks nothing like the design or theme of the wedding… take a bridesmaids dress ( ask permission first) find an area with good light and drape it up on a chair. Use the fabric of the dress to use as a background to your detail shots. That way you have a primary color that is used in the wedding!
Kristin Stuhr Carbery says
I loved the detail shots from our wedding more than anything. I made a collage and have just those photos and it is such an amazing piece of art work in our home now. By the way GREAT addition with the perfume! I would never have thought of that but it was something I debated on for quiet a while during planning!
Emerald Barnes says
These are great tips for when I start doing wedding shoots. Thank you!