Do you find yourself swooning over these perfect detail shots you see on Insta or Pinterest? Wonder how people get their invitation suite to look so perfect and beautiful? We're here with some of the best tips to help you get these stunning photos!
SCHEDULE TIME FOR DETAIL SHOTS
Detail shots actually take a significant amount of time to capture everything beautifully. Your photographer has to gather all of the materials (dress, shoes, jewelry, veil, rings, invitation suite, flowers, and any heirloom pieces), then they have to strategically place everything to make sure it looks aesthetically pleasing and find the perfect location to hang your dress that has adequate lighting.
We recommend that detail shots are planned to be the very first thing your photographer captures when they arrive. That way they'll be able to focus on you the rest of the day!
THINK ABOUT YOUR GETTING READY SPACE
Does your getting ready space have plenty of natural lighting or is it in a relatively dark room? Is there a lot of space to move around or are you all cramped in there? Are there bags and shoes scattered everywhere when your photographer arrives or did you ask your 'maids to pick up a little bit?
If you have a choice in where you'll get ready, we highly recommend finding a room that has lots of natural lighting, lots of space to move around, and please pick up a little bit before your photog arrives. This will help everything go smoothly, and you'll get better photos for it.
MAKE A DETAIL SHOT BAG
This will save you lots of stress on your wedding day. We recommend having a big gallon Ziploc bag to give to your photographer that has your entire invitation suite, plus anything else that you want to have captured in your detail shots.
BONUS TIP: If any part of your invitation suite is double-sided, please make sure we get TWO copies. Otherwise, we won't be able to capture the whole picture.
TALK TO YOUR FLORIST
Ask your florist if you can get some extra florals to add to your detail shots. I promise, this is not a weird question. Many florists are happy to give you a few extra pieces when they drop off your bouquets!
But what if my florist isn't scheduled to arrive before my photographer? That's okay! Most photographers have their own detail shot kit, where they have artificial flowers and leaves to help enhance your detail shots! We got you!