Why Details Matter:

Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life, and you want to ensure that every detail is captured in the most beautiful and authentic way possible. This is where your wedding photographer comes in - they are responsible for capturing all the moments and details that make your day unique and special.

The best way to have these details ready is to have a special box or bag that is all packed and ready to hand your photographer. Have your MOH or wedding day attendant in charge of knowing exactly what these items are.

Getting ready photos are a beautiful way to capture the moments leading up to your wedding ceremony. It's important to have certain items ready so that your photographer can capture these moments seamlessly. Here's a list of items to have ready just for getting ready detail photos at a wedding:

  1. The Dress and Hanger: Make sure your wedding dress is out of its garment bag and hanging on a pretty hanger. Choose a hanger that complements the dress and is photo-worthy.
  2. Shoes: Have your wedding shoes ready, so that your photographer can capture them in all their glory. Clean and polish them beforehand to make them look their best.
  3. Bouquets: Have your bridesmaids' bouquets and your own bouquet ready for photos. Keep them in water before the ceremony to ensure that they look fresh. You can also ask your florist to provide you with extra loose flowers that the photographer can get creative with.
  4. Jewelry: Have all your jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, ready for the photographer to capture in detail.
  5. Veil or Hair Accessories: If you're wearing a veil or other hair accessories, have them ready so that your photographer can capture you putting them on.
  6. Perfume: Your perfume is an essential detail that should not be overlooked. Have it out and ready for your photographer to capture a photo of it.
  7. Invitation Suite: Have your invitation suite, including your wedding invitation, RSVP card, and any other cards, ready for the photographer to capture in detail. A couple of matte prints of your engagement photos are always fun as well!
  8. Wedding Rings: Have both your engagement ring and wedding bands ready for photos. You can also incorporate them into creative shots, such as placing them on a flower or in a unique location.
  9. Makeup and Hair Products: Have your makeup and hair products out and ready for photos. This includes your makeup brushes, hairspray, and any other styling products. Have a fun hand mirror to add in? Love that!
  10. Any additional elements like ornate candlesticks, a pretty ring dish, grandma's teacup... all are fun ways to make your detail photos feel like you.
  11. Getting Ready Space: Ensure that your getting ready space is tidy and clutter-free. This will make it easier for your photographer to capture beautiful photos without any distractions in the background.

Having these items ready for your photographer to photograph will ensure that every detail of your wedding day is captured beautifully. These photos will help you cherish the memories leading up to your ceremony for years to come.

When you book a wedding with Lisa Joy Photography you will receive a list with these ideas and more to have ready for your wedding day detail photos. You get to choose what feels important to you and what you would like to be included. I loooooooove capturing detail photos and always try to building in enough time to get plenty of variety!