Helpful Tips: wedding day details

Beautiful Wedding Day Detail Shots

I’m sure you see all the beautiful detail shots on instagram, from your friends wedding or on Pinterest. Well that is not just up to the photographer to create, we need your help! Here are a few tips to remember as a bride. 

1.ORGANIZED: Have a box set aside filled with all the details for me to grab while you are getting ready. This would include rings, your perfume, a few EXTRA sets of invitations or any other papery with envelopes, shoes, jewelry. Have your maid of honor gather all the things you need after or before rehearsal dinner and set the box in an easy spot to remember.

2. RINGS: Remember BOTH sets of rings need to be at getting ready location!! Sometimes the best man will have the grooms ring and I am not able to photograph all the detail shots when the given time is. So triple check to be sure your engagement ring, wedding band, and his ring is ready to go together in the morning. 

3.SENTIMENTAL ITEMS: Whether your special items are from grandma or mom, they create a beautiful memorable setting for details. If this is jewelry, a handkerchief, or a special item passed to all the women in the family- these little pieces help the imagery make it special to your wedding day to remember. 

4. FLOWERS: Asking the florist for loose flowers when she drops off the bouquets!! For lay flat images, loose flowers really help pull in all the wedding colors throughout the day. I’m not in direct communicate with the florist often, until during or after the wedding, so if you could make a note to ask her for some extra (1-5 flowers) and extra foliage left over from your florals it would add to the details. 

5. TIME: Add time in for these shots in your timeline. I usually spend 1 hour on wedding detail shots the morning of. For most photographers these detail shots happen during getting ready shots in the morning. The rest of the day is CRAZY- so this is the best time. They are beautiful images to create but take time because most items are so small and must be placed correctly.

EXTRAS: Here are extra little things on etsy that help a wedding details page I’ve seen brides include in their details box that helps me:

The Mrs Box

Silk Ribbon – sometimes found on bouquets

His + Her Vow Books

Katie + Jasper // Sedona, AZ

Sedona, AZ

Destination wedding // September 26th 2018

We got all the desert Sedona vibes at this wedding hello!!!! This is one of my FAVORITE venues in Sedona because of the views. They are specular and breathtaking to say the least. Katie and Jasper wanted something very special for their Wednesday destination wedding.

When Katie and Jasper met years and years ago on a random chance one night on the streets of Flagstaff…they fell in love almost instantly. Well at least he did!!  He from Holland, her from Connecticut. Jasper was passing through by chance from Page, AZ to California and happened to stop in Flagstaff for the night. He had no intentions on staying or returning but once he met Katie that all changed. For the next few weeks he was visiting America, he would make his way back to Flagstaff to spend time with Katie ANY chance he got. I mean COME ON..so romantic.

After a year of long distance, Katie decided to move to Holland! YES, she made the move to be with the man she loves. Although not easy, it was worth it she says. Their love has no limits. And their wedding…wow was it incredible. With 50 of their closest friends and family from literally all over the world- they were wed with the mountains of Sedona looking down on them. It was the perfect September Wednesday. Blue skies, light breeze, warm sun. All was right with the world. They danced ALL NIGHT till the sun went down and the moon came out.

VENDORS:

Venue: Sky Ranch Lodge // Florals: Foster-Wright Floral Design // Cake: Jacqueline Rose Cakery // HAMU: Sedona Beauty Team // Catering: ROUX 66 // Dress: Rembo Styling // Planning: Gettin’ Hitched

Demi + Austin // Santa Barbara, CA

Demi + Austin

Santa Barbra // Sept 2 2017

The warm summer breeze rolls in on the morning of September the second. You would think there should be a cool ocean breeze considering we were in Santa Barbara but oh no it was warm that day. Close to 95 degrees most of the day, Demi and Austin said I do beneath a beautiful large tree at Godric Grove looking over the rolling hills of California. It was a dream of a day. Full of whimsy and wonder. California brings joy to me every time I visit, especially when visiting Santa Barbara. You have mountains AND ocean all in one place. No wonder Demi and Austin decided to get married at the very place they met and fell in love.

They attended Westmont College right there in SB years earlier. He fell in love with her day one of freshmen year. They were inseparable since. He cares for her the way you do your most precious jewel, you never let it out of your sight. Austin is gentle and kind and very intelligent. Demi is as sweet as they come, with tenderness and understanding in her eyes. They are those type of people you ALWAYS want to be like. I cannot imagine what a fight looks like between them, it’s probably the nicest of fights.

Demi got ready at one of her bridesmaids parents houses in town. The whole morning was joyous and calm. Can you even get over her BHLDN dress? Cause I couldn’t ALL day. It was everything I’ve always wanted in a wedding dress. Each detail of their day was thought through and cared for. Not to mention their reception was one of the best I’ve been too. Those California people know how to party all night long!! Between the photobooth, the wonderful mexican food, the perfectly selected songs by the DJ, and the slow sunset over the valley, it was a dream I’m convinced!

Vendors:

Venue: Elings Park // Catering: Omni Catering // Florals: Alexis Ireland Florals // DJ: AMS Entertainment // Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes // Hair and Make Up: Blushing Beauty // Photobooth: The PhotoBus // Videographers: Wedlit Cameras // Event Rentals: Party Pleasers // Wedding Planner: Courtney Wolfshordl // Invitations: Minted // Wedding Dress: BHLDN // Rings: Simone and Sons // Bridesmaids Dresses: Showmeyourmumu