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Detail shots are one aspect of wedding photography that I think many brides and grooms don’t put a lot of thought into. To capture the story of the entire day, however, detail shots are as necessary as the portraits.
Detail shots include photos of the dress, the flowers, the decorations, the shoes, the jewelry, and anything else considered important. Here’s a list of some ideas for detail shots you can incorporate into your wedding photography.
Your photographer will most definitely take photos of the bride in the dress, but it’s nice to get photos of the dress without the bride wearing it. Your photographer will look for a perfect spot where the dress can be hung to get a beautiful shot before the bride puts it on.
Trust your photographer with using their creative skills to take images of your wedding rings. You may find these shots are very beautiful and artistic.
Your shoes are important too, so don’t forget them. They will bring your whole look together, and your photographer will want to use those shoes for some lovely detail shots. I have taken shots of shoes with the rings, with the dress, with the veil, etc.
It’s great to get photos of the bride putting on her jewelry, but your photographer may want to get shots of the jewelry alone. Pairing a necklace with earrings on top of the wedding gown, the veil, or even a glass table can result in some great photos.
Brides may want photos of them getting their hair and makeup done. Or they may want photos of themselves getting their gown fastened after putting it on. Getting ready shots can be some of the most fun and sentimental photos.
Some brides and grooms exchange love notes or gifts prior to the ceremony. Consider getting photos of these gifts. More importantly, ask your photographer to take photos of the gifts being opened.
Many couples today are opting for a “first look” before the ceremony. This gives the bride and groom a chance for a special moment before the ceremony begins. Be sure to get photos of this time, as it can be one of the most special times of the day.
Ask your photographer to take some photos of details at the reception, preferably before the room is filled up with people. These shots will include table centerpieces, table settings and the cake.