It’s no secret we love wedding day details. The invitations. The flowers. The shoes. All the little decisions a bride makes for her day that reflect her style and collectively bring her vision to life. Since our brides are investing their time and resources into each and every detail, we want to make sure to create beautiful photographs to preserve them long past the wedding day.

It’s no secret we love wedding day details

Today, we want to share one quick tip with you that has helped bring our bridal detail shots to the next level. It takes a little bit of planning in advance, but it’s always so worth the result.One of our favorite details to photograph are the invitations. The invitation sets the tone for the entire wedding day, and usually a lot of time, money and energy goes into creating them. Since they lay completely flat, we’ve found a shot of the invitation suite by itself lacks dimension and depth, which is why we love incorporating fresh florals whenever we can into those photographs. In order to get the fresh florals in time, however, we have to remember to communicate in advance!
The bouquets typically arrive in the getting ready suite just before we start shooting details, but we would never pull flowers out of the actual bouquets because we would never risk ruining the design. So we just started kindly asking in advance through email if the florist could send just a few extra loose flowers at the same time as the personal bouquets so we could use the loose extras for detail shots. They are always so sweet and gracious about it, and then we’re able to give them even more images that showcase their gorgeous florals and give our brides detail images full of depth and dimension.  It’s a win for everybody!

If you’ve never tried this before, here’s your homework for today:

Email the florist for your next wedding and ask them to send loose florals to the getting ready room with the bouquets. Ready, set, go!

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Alisa

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    Karen

    I LOVE this idea! So smart and so simple! Thanks for sharing :)

    Amy & Jordan

    You're so welcome!

    Nicole

    SUCH a great idea!!! Totally incorporating into my workflow!

    Amy & Jordan

    Love it!

    Alexandra

    I love this idea! Thank you for sharing! Can you give the tips on how to get all the parts of the invitation from your brides? Do you had them to send you an invite? I ask them to bring it all to the wedding and I end up with one paper product... Just looking for some invite inspiration to pass on the brides and have them bring me a whole package.. Thanks ! I'm obsessed with your work!!

    Alexandra

    I love this idea! Thank you for sharing! Can you give the tips on how to get all the parts of the invitation from your brides? Do you have them to send you an invite? I ask them to bring it all to the wedding and I end up with one paper product... Just looking for some invite inspiration to pass on the brides and have them bring me a whole package.. Thanks ! I'm obsessed with your work!!

    Amy & Jordan

    We just ask the bries and their planners to make sure to bring them on the wedding day! Thank you so much!

    Katy

    What lens do you usually use to shoot the invitations and details?

    Amy & Jordan

    Hi, Katy! We use our 50mm 1.2 for wider detail shots and the 100mm Macro for tighter close-ups. Hope that helps!