Before we deep dive into all the things, there are a few things you should know about me, Megan. For starters, I use WAY too many exclamation points, I am a Dunkin girl and I am constantly starting a new home renovation project!!! But more than anything I am so thankful that you found my little corner of the world!
I know how crazy the week leading up to the wedding can be! So it is no surprise that with all of the moving parts, the flowers get delivered to the church instead of the bridal suite or not all of the rings make it to the suite for photos. Personally, bridal details are my favorite thing to start the day with. It lets me warm up and get ready to tell the story of your day. But the number one question I get from brides is, “Can the bridal detail time be shortened?” And I get it! When you are creating your timeline for the day, it can be tempting to use that time somewhere else. But as a photographer that time is crucial!
They have practiced day after day but they still need to warm up before the first buzzer sounds. That is what detail photos are to a wedding photographer. I know how to use my gear and how to find good light. We are prepared for the day ahead. But having 30 -45 minutes to get in the zone without feeling rushed is what makes the rest of the day run smoothly. It allows us to use our creative muscles which leads to more creative portraits later on!
Think of it this way. You have been planning your day for months, maybe even years. All of the little decisions you made from the colors on your invitations to the jewelry you will wear are what make your day special. They are what make your day unique to your love story. Years down the road, when your own grandchildren are getting married you can show them the beauty that was your wedding day, no matter what happens to the physical items. Personally, I loved our invitation suite, but do I want to hold on to them forever? Probably not.
From the buttons on my dress that my mother carefully closed to the shoes that I wore when I walked down the aisle with my dad. The items themselves may not seem significant but the memories they spark are priceless.
So now the burning question, what is all included in bridal details?!? Well before I started shooting weddings, I had NO idea either. So here is the definition and better yet a Bridal Detail Checklist for you to start making your own list of details you want to remember forever.
All of the little details that make your day special and unique. It includes all of the things you spent months planning and want to remember forever!
Now I know that you might not want every item on this list photographed but I hope it helps get you thinking about what details you do what to remember forever!
Did I miss anything? Comment below what little detail was your favorite on your wedding day. Personally, I LOVED my leather converses and I am so happy that I have photos of them BEFORE they got dirty from our golf course wedding!