One of my favorite things about photographing a wedding is capturing the beauty of the unique details. From the intricate lace and bead work on the bridal gown to the heirloom pearl earrings, it inspires me and brings my clients so much delight when I am able to present them with creative images featuring the items that were carefully chosen, or custom made, or close to their heart.
I recommend having these items available in the room where the bridal party will be getting ready, and letting your photographer know if there are any other key pieces (s)he should be aware of- things you love!
Here are some ideas, and certainly don't feel you need to include them all (this isn't a wedding scavenger hunt!) but only the ones that you have or are meaningful for you:
For him to set aside:
The key to getting amazing images of your detailed wedding shots is to:
1) Find the right photographer! Take a look at their gallery and keep an eye out for close-up and detail images if those are important to you.
2) Communicate with your photographer! While many of these items are obvious and a photographer would know what to include, they won't know of the custom/heirloom/unique items unless you tell them. Share the significance! We love a good story!
We hope this has been a helpful guide for you as you prepare for your wedding day! If you are still looking for YOUR wedding photographer, and are getting married in southeast Michigan, please contact us today to check the availability of your date!
Nikki Schuler specializes in wedding & portrait photography and is the owner of Awakened Light. Her award-winning work has been featured in several publications. She enjoys instructing photography workshops and resides with her husband & 4 children in a cozy vintage farmhouse in Oxford, Michigan.