Wedding detail photos taken in the morning help tell the story of your special day. When you sit down on your 10th anniversary with your wedding album, the pretty details set the tone for the entire gallery. Seeing the perfume you wore, your grandmother’s pearls, and your never-worn wedding bands will all create sweet nostalgia. As a wedding photographer who has photographed hundreds of details and flatlay, I know how to create ones that stand out. This is why I created this guide of 10 essential details to uplevel your wedding flatlay.
This one may be obvious, but it’s an important one. Your wedding bands (and engagement ring) are a symbol of your everlasting love and commitment to each other. Ensure that your bands are with someone who can give them to your photographer the morning of the wedding.
You may wish to keep at least one invitation suite for yourself as a sentiment. However, you should also have all of your paper goods photographed as well to ensure that memory is preserved. After all, your invitations are the first things your guests saw, and they set the tone for your day.
This is truely how you can uplevel your photos! By asking your florist for a few loose blooms for your photographer, you’re guaranteed to have flatlay photos with a wow-factor. They add beautiful dimension, texture, and color to your photos.
It’s known that your richest memories have a smell to them. Think about going to an apple tree farm… can you smell the crisp fall air and fresh apples? Similarly, when you look back on your wedding photos, you may remember scents from your day.
This can be anything that’s meaningful to you. Boquet charms, your something blue, something borrowed, something new, your mom’s dress made into a clutch, vow books, champagne that you plan to pop, etc. The ideas are limitless!
Include everything! Your earrings, bracelet, necklace, garter, rings, watch, bowtie, sunglasses, etc. The more items your photographer can capture, the better.
Little hair pearls? Yes! Big florals? Yes! Include any statement pieces you plan on putting in your hair.(Whether big or small)
I always carry a variety of wax seals, stamps, ribbon, backgrounds, ring boxes, and other little details for flatlay. If you have extra ribbon or details that were used on your paper goods, feel free to include them! It’ll help create cohesiveness and better tell your story.
You know you love your wedding day fashion, and it deserves a moment of its own! What you wear on your wedding day has so much sentimental value. My advice is to preserve that dress, literally and in photos!
These may be the prettiest shoes you ever wear! Ensure your photographer captures them before they have too much wear or tear from dancing the night away.
Now that you know what to have for your photographer for your flatlay, place all of those items in a box the night before your wedding. That way, you’ll have everything together, ready to be photographed! Now that you know everything you need for your flatlay, start imagining your own detail items that will uplevel your wedding flatlay!
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