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- A successful day starts with a timeline – Creating a Wedding Timeline to Avoid a Disaster
- Communication and creativity with other vendors- Brilliant Ideas for Working with Wedding Vendors
- To First Look or Not to First Look- The Great Debate: A First Look or No First Look
- Must-Have Pictures of the Bride – 6 Must Have Pictures to get of the Bride
- Capturing Moments with the Groom- 5 Pictures to Capture of the Groom
- Quick and Easy Family Portraits – 6 Tips for Quick and Easy Family Portraits at a Wedding
- Keeping Bridal Party Photos Smooth and Fresh – 6 Tips to Keep Bridal Party Photos Smooth and Fresh
- All About the Little Things — Details of the Day 68 Details To Photograph at a Wedding
- Wrapping it up with kindness and care 6 Tips Photographers Need to put the Final Touch on a Wedding
All About the Little Things — Details of the Day
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All around you on a wedding day are little things that claimed a lot of your couple’s attention, heart and love.
I feel it is so important to capture these tiniest of details. I basically walk into any area on the wedding day — tent for a reception or hotel room for prep shots — and ask myself “What did my bride do/make/buy/order/customize/
create that meant something to her?”
There could be hundreds of these tiniest things on the wedding day!
The biggest and most obvious? The rings! The flowers! The cake!
Each of these I try to do on their own but then with touches that represent the day — a fabric or their colors, for instance. I may even do a couple of shots with the rings, the flowers and other trinkets together.
There are tons of paper items to capture — invites (I always ask for one!), programs, guestbook (I love to grab a shot of someone in action signing it or reading it!), seating charts and more.
Also consider the hair and makeup a detail. Be sure to capture some close-ups of that (looking down at her eyelashes, from behind of her pulled-back hair or tendrils) and remember that those photos will be so valued by the vendor (Did you read our section about great vendor relations?—> HERE).
Remember to grab images of gifts and favors.
And some large details? The setup of an individual table and the whole (preferably empty) room for the reception and ceremony.
If you just keep an eye open for the small details throughout the day, not just ring shots, you may surprise your couple with your attention to detail! Capturing the details tell a complete story that means something really special to them.
Guest Blogger: Wendy Zook
Wendy is a Jersey Girl at heart creating adventures with her hubby and two kids (Zack-5 and Addie-3) in Rochester, NY. When she’s not capturing love stories with her Nikon, she’s reading, sipping coffee and chasing new adventures!