What’s the girliest thing about me? I love taking photos of diamonds and flowers! Makes sense I’m a wedding photographer, huh? I’m so excited that this post about how to plan for beautiful bridal details photos includes lots of pictures of pretty wedding details – lots of diamonds and flowers!
One of my 2020 bride’s priorities for her wedding day is to get lots of beautiful bridal details photos and I am more than happy to oblige! Taking the bridal details photos is one of my favorite parts of the day – it helps me get warmed up and sets the tone for the day. So in my opinion, the more details and the prettier they are, the better!
I like using items in my beautiful bridal details photos that have meaning for my couples, so that when you look back on your photos, you feel a connection. Since that’s the case, I usually use what’s around in the bridal suite and whatever my bride provides, versus bringing random stuff of my own that won’t really have any meaning to you. Today I’m sharing items you can collect that will be picturesque, meaningful, and color coordinated so we can create cohesive, beautiful bridal details photos on your wedding day.
I’ve listed these items one by one with photos so you can see what I’m referring to and how they fit into creating and enhancing beautiful bridal details photos. There are also links (in bold) so you can easily click and purchase!
Click here to download my customized wedding details check list so you can be sure you won’t be missing any of these items on your wedding day!
A Ring Box
- I love the Mrs. Boxes – if you get one of these they’re also just nice to have to put your ring in when traveling or to keep safe at home, etc.
- I’ve also had couples provide glass ring boxes with their initials engraved
- Here are some alternatives to the Mrs. Box
- Wedding Bands – both of them – dress up and add a layer of connection to your bridal details photos
- Have your florist provide some loose petals and greenery that match what’s in your bouquet
- Have the florist deliver the loose petals/greenery, your bouquet, and boutonnieres to the bridal suite instead of the venue so they can be included in your details photos
- Should match or coordinate with your wedding colors – I suggest getting three spools so there is some variety for me to choose from
- Kiss Books sells sets of three
- Here are some other options from Etsy
- These can correspond to places you and/or your fiance(e) have visited, lived, or where you’re hosting your wedding
- They should coordinate with your wedding colors
- Full invitation suite
- Include addressed and stamped envelopes
- I use the veil for the majority of the details photos, so we definitely want to have that on hand!
- Lace details on the hem of the veil add an extra element to your details photos
- Momento rings
- Hair comb
- Locket / Cameo
- Bridal shoes are gorgeous on their own, so I definitely want to capture them that way
- They also add an extra element to the overall details photos
- Just like with the rest of your bridal details, you want to be sure your hanger matches the overall theme of your wedding
- For example, if the rest of your details are feminine and delicate, you want a hanger that complements that theme, not a dark, heavy one.
- Monogrammed hangers look beautiful in details photos, and really bring a personal touch (I prefer the lighter woods and white versions)
- If you’re not into the monogrammed thing, I suggest finding a delicate silk hanger
Did this post get you excited to book your own wedding, elopement, or engagement session?! If yes, send me a note and we can chat about what you have in mind: contact me
Hi – I’m Rachel! A wedding, engagements, and headshots photographer in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia. I love taking photos of elegant people who love to laugh, as well as of much in-love couples. If you’re a dog owner, that’s a plus! I’m currently booking 2020 portrait sessions, as well as 2020 and 2021 weddings.