Whenever time allows, we like to spend the first 30 minutes of the day just capturing details — things like wedding rings, flowers, invitations, jewelry, etc. This is helpful for us because it gives us a chance to warm up and get the creative juices flowing, plus it gives us a little glimpse into the things that are important to you.
A few pieces of advice:
When we work on detail shots, we like to do it in a quiet room with lots of natural light, away from where everyone is getting ready. Of course this isn’t always an option, but just a little heads up so that you know what we’ll be looking for.
A shoebox is the perfect size to keep your invitations, save-the-dates, perfume, garters, hair accessories, and all your jewelry that you plan on wearing. Pack it ahead of time so that when we arrive you don’t have to scramble for anything — just let us grab the box and we’ll be out of your hair!
We adore ring shots, so keep your rings together with the other accessories for the first part of the day so we can get those shots in. Together we can make sure that they get to the best man (or whoever will be keeping them safe until the ceremony).
Ask your florist if they can include a few extra loose flowers or greenery that we can use for styling.
This isn’t exactly a tip, but just so you know ahead of time: Natural light is key! There will be a few times during the detail/getting ready process that we’ll request to turn off the overhead lights so we can get some clean, dramatic lighting.