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September 20, 2016

Details to Bring with You on Your Wedding Day

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that planning a wedding is a huge undertaking!  There are seemingly countless details to coordinate in the hopes that on the Big Day, everything comes together in magical fashion.  The truth is, things don’t just “come together”.  It takes quite a bit of effort to make sure the day is as perfect as you had hoped.  But when the cake is all eaten and the sparklers go out, what’s left is memories and the gorgeous images your photographer has curated to document every little detail.  To make sure those images reflect every little thing you’ve spent a year planning, there are a few things to remember to have ready once the photographer arrives.

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Personally, I like to shoot details right when I arrive to a wedding.  It allows the bride a little longer to get ready, and once the details are complete, I can spend all of my time focusing on the bride.  To accomplish this, it’s best for the bride to set aside all of these details ahead of time (in a box would be ideal so that everything stays together).  Here’s what to have ready:

  • All 3 Rings (with ring box particularly if the box is custom)
  • An Invitation Suite
  • Shoes
  • The Dress
  • Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Jewelry
  • Anything Heirloom (Handkerchiefs, Family Bibles, etc.)
  • Anything Monogrammed
  • The Bouquet (s)
  • Perfume

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Details are probably my favorite thing to shoot on a wedding day!  I love seeing what things are important to a bride and I truly think no wedding day is complete without at least some detail shots.  These are the kinds of images that will serve as a reminder of all the decisions that may be forgotten 5, 10, 20 years down the road.

I really think that spending just a little extra time planning the little details will not only add to your final image count, but will serve as an artful memento of just how meticulously planned your Big Day was!

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