Preparing for your wedding day detail photos

How to start the Photography of your wedding day on the right foot:

1. Make sure there is natural light in the room where the bride will be getting ready (window light). This makes a WORLD of difference in your images! I promise!
2. If possible, try to have all bridal details together before the photographer arrives. This will make the detail shots more efficient!

3. Keep the area near the window free of trash, bags, snacks, etc. This will be where the bride will be putting on her dress! (We don’t need any Aquafina bottles in our bridal portraits).

4. Allow more time than you think you need to get ready! It’s better to be safe than RUSHED!

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The Bride's details to have ready
for photographer arrival:

  • Bride and bridesmaids dresses
  • Shoes
  • All 3 Rings
  • Bouquet's
  • All jewelry Bride will wear
  • The something old, new, borrowed, & blue
  • Wedding invitation and rsvp with all envelopes (all in new condition)
  • Wedding Program
  • Special Hanger
  • Perfume bottle (that bride is using)
  • Marriage license
  • Garter
  • Any special Memorabilia
  • Bridesmaids gifts
  • Extra pieces of greenery/flowers from florist

Grooms details to have ready for photographer arrival:

  • Boutonniere
  • Shoes
  • Tie
  • Cuff links
  • Grooms Cologne
  • Groomsmen gifts


We spend about 30-45 minutes on details and candids of getting ready when we first arrive. These items that were personally selected, gifted, and maybe even passed down are important to you so we want to make sure we capture them beautifully for you to always remember and cherish!