Today's Tipsy Tuesday post is brought to you with a glass of merlot and on the subject of being prepared to have your wedding details photographed. These details may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Wedding rings
- Wedding dress and groom suit
- Something old, new, borrowed and/or blue if you're going traditional
- Any special jewelry, hair pieces, clips, brooches, veil or heirloom pieces
- Paper Suite (Save the Date, Invites, Envelopes)
- Florals (bouquets, boutonnières and any extra pieces your florist may leave for styling photos)
When I arrive at your getting ready venue, I like to photograph the details immediately so everything is ready for you when you need it. I especially love when everything is grouped together in one area of the room, out of bags and with the tags already off.
If you'd like your wedding gown or groom's tux photographed, please have them hanging (with the tags) on the hanger you'd like them photographed on. Wooden photographs much better than plastic. If you would like bridesmaids dresses photographed as well, be sure to have them all hanging in the closet, on a curtain rod or anywhere they can neatly fit together. Many couples want their wedding attire photographed in full so please keep your shoes, ties, cuff links and veil nearby if you'd like them all captured. Keeping all of your getting ready items in one spot will keep my shooting and styling flowing efficiently and help you to not lose track of anything at the last minute.
If you'd like your invitation suite photographed, I can find just about anywhere to do this, but it's a total bonus to the photo if they can include bits of wedding details in the shot. This may include a couple scrap flowers from your florist, extra fabric from your gown or wedding favors you'll be sharing with guests later in the night. Anything small that ties in to your day.
It's always a good idea to get your rings polished before the big day as I'll be getting nice and close detail shots of them. It also helps to have both the bride and groom's wedding bands, plus the engagement ring in the same room so I can photograph them all together.
There you have it! A few simple tips to being prepared for your photographer to show up the morning of your wedding.