October 5, 2020

Prepping for your big day: What to bring for those detail shots and much more!

A little bit of planning can go a long way for your wedding day, and I am here to make that as easy as possible.  My goal is to provide you with classic photographs and ensure your day goes as smoothly as possible.  Seriously–this is a team effort–and we’re friends now! 

I like to start by sending over a simple questionnaire to ensure we are on the same page with your timeline and that we accomplish the most important things on your wishlist, such as first looks, etc.  This is pretty simple and straightforward, and if you’re hiring a planner, they will walk you right through this with ease. I highly recommend hiring at least a day of coordinator. 

Another thing I like to have is a list of family members you wish to have formal portraits with.  Sometimes we can knock these out prior to ceremony time, otherwise, cocktail hour it is! This helps elude mass chaos, and gets you to the fun stuff ASAP. 

Now on to one of my favorite parts! Detail pieces! Whoop whoop.  Please have all of your detail items in one spot ready to go on your wedding day (I also suggest delegating this job to one of your bridesmaids or whoever is helping coordinate the day). This is the first thing I will grab upon arrival and begin working on! 

I also bring along a styling kit full of goodies to curate a variety of beautiful detail images for your gallery. My styling kit includes things like ring boxes & dishes, styling mats/surfaces, ribbon, vintage stamps, etc. Feel free to add your own pieces for a custom curated look. Family heirlooms are always a special way to add to your story. In addition, be sure to ask your florist to bring along spare blooms that can be used for detail shots and/or send over your florists contact details and I am happy to reach out to them! This is an amazing added touch to elevate those detail shots! Now to the list (Please keep in mind, these are just a few standard items that are suggested): 

Rings & Bridal jewelry

Bride’s shoes


Bridal gown & bridesmaids dresses 


Perfume bottle

Anything borrowed, blue or old

Bouquet(s) & Boutonniere(s)

Groom’s detail pieces (tie, cufflinks, shoes, etc.)

The wedding invitations or programs (​Tip: Save an envelope and an entire invitation suite. Have the envelope addressed in calligraphy to the bride & groom’s home address together​)

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