Archive for May, 2013

Details People! Details!

As you look through the photos of the many photographers you are trying to choose from for your wedding day you may fall in love with all the amazing bridal photographs.  Her hair, her wedding dress, her jewelry and the beautiful glow she has while marrying the love of her life.  There are photos of mom, the cake being cut, kids dancing but what you don’t see are the photos that need to be there but are missing….details.

Your wedding day will be the most memorable and day of your life!  But it will also be a day in which you forget a lot of the details!  You will remember looking at your future spouse, saying “I Do” and maybe even the funny little thing your flower girl did while coming down the aisle (trust me…they always do something cute).  Most photographers concentrate wonderfully on the people.  They are masters at catching that “sparkle in the eye” but many are NOT great at capturing the little things.  The little details of the wedding day are those that you won’t readily remember because they aren’t near as important as the reason for the day – but trust me…you will want to be able to look back and “see” the whole day and all the little things that made it special for everyone…

While looking at your potential wedding photographer’s portfolio – make sure there are plenty of detail shots – and that they are good detail shots.

Here is a list of some (definitely not all) of the detailed shots you will want…

  • All of the Bouquets
  • The Bridesmaid’s Jewelry
  • Dishes and Place Settings
  • Food Served
  • Table Cards
  • Pew and Table Flowers
  • Petals the Flower Girl dropped
  • Your Shoes
  • Your Rings
  • Candles – they make beautiful art pieces as well
  • The wedding venue before the wedding starts
  • Outside details of the wedding venue
  • The Garter
  • The details of the cake
  • The knife used to cut the cake
  • The cake after it has been cut the first time
  • The decorations other than on the table
  • Wine Glasses
  • People signing the guest book

Every wedding is unique so there is no way to include everything.  A great wedding photographer should be finding them for you.  If you have any other ideas or suggestions let us know!  Your comments are welcome!

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