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I AM SUMMER ALISABETH

The Bridal Details: What to Prepare for Your Photographer

Wedding Wednesday

April 17, 2019

My absolute favorite way to start a wedding day is to photograph all the details the bride has prepared for me! This gives me the chance to warm myself up, get my creativity flowing before bride and groom portraits, and it’s so relaxing to me! I usually do this while the bride and her bridesmaids finish getting their hair and makeup done! By taking photos of the bridal details, I can usually pinpoint the exact theme/look of the wedding day that you are striving for. It helps me understand the vision you have in mind for the look and style of your photos for every aspect of the wedding day: from the detail shots to the send off later that night. I can fully tell the story of your love and your whole wedding day by taking photos of these little things.

So, here’s a list of items that I recommend you have on hand before I arrive to the getting ready space! I recommend gathering these items in a bag/container a day or two BEFORE your wedding, that way you don’t forget anything at home! You may not be using all of these items, and there might also be items that you would like me to take pictures of that aren’t on this list! This is just a place to start, then you can brainstorm yourself other items that are unique to your wedding day!

+ wedding dress

+ wooden hanger

+ veil

+ hair piece

+ shoes

+ perfume

+ invitation suite – invitation, rsvp, details card, envelopes, ceremony program

+ all three rings

+ Mrs. Box

+ bouquet

+ boutonnieres

+ extra flower stems and greenery (these look amazing when arranging next to other details!)

+ necklace

+ bracelet

+ earrings

+ his/her vow booklets

+ “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” items

+ anything sentimental to you, such as a handkerchief, garter, Bible, etc.

If you wanted to, you could even gather the groom’s details as well!

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