Wedding Photography Tips: Details to Catch on Camera

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You’ve already thought about what getting the best photographer for your wedding day and taking all the classic photos. But what are some of the important details you want to capture? These wedding photography tips will help you know what exactly you want to capture. Your photographer will already know to shoot the classic wedding items on your big day, but if you have something extra special that he or she may not know the history or importance of then you’d better be sure to share that information with your photographer.

For example, I once had a bride that had photographs of her grandparents attached to her bouquet. I did not know the photos were there until I happened to stumble upon it sitting on a table at the reception. What if I’d missed something of such sentimental value to my client?!

Wedding Photography Tips: Keep Your Photographer in the Know

Wedding bouquets with beautiful details to photograph
Photo by Amy Wu Photography

Personal Accessories

Some personal accessories to include in wedding photos are:

  • Rings
  • Earrings
  • Shoes
  • Bouquet
  • Wedding gown
  • Garter
  • Veil or other hair piece
  • Suit
  • Tie
  • Cufflinks
  • Socks

All of these accessories make your wedding unique to you. Have these items ready for your photographer when they arrive. Once the items have been photographed, you are on your way to getting yourself dressed for your wedding day!

Beautiful wedding shoes to photograph to capture best memories
Photo by Amy Wu Photography

Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are also small detailed goods you will want photographed. Favors are special items you give your guests for them to take home to remember your wedding day. If you have something special, like these adorable honey jars, as favors, make sure you let your photographer know.

Cute wedding favors to photograph
Photo by Amy Wu Photography

Invitations

One of the best wedding photography tips is often overlooked. Detail items to photograph include the invitation suite and save the date cards. Give these to your photographer if you want them to help you document these pretty items. A lot of thought goes into picking out the perfect invitation. The details such as the colors, envelope liner, special embossing or engraving, motif, font, or even the stamps used can all have sentimental value for the couples.

Wedding rings and invitations to photograph
Photo by Amy Wu Photography

Decor

Often times couples work with event planners or rental companies to pick out the perfect style of decor for their wedding. The couple may have a theme to their wedding, such as a chic rustic theme. Rental companies can help to incorporate items that help to tie the theme together. One of these ways is including special cake stands such as this rustic wood cake stand. Reception table settings may include centerpieces, glassware or table numbers.

Other items that help to tie your wedding together are reception decor. This includes lanterns, chalkboard signs, dance floor monograms, and more. Make sure your photographer helps to document these special items. This way, you will always have photos to help you remember the vibe you were aiming to encompass on your wedding day!

Beautiful wedding table and dining setup to photograph
Photo by Amy Wu Photography

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This is a guest post by Amy Wu Photography. For over six years Amy Wu has photographed weddings in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland. She specializes in capturing journalistic, classic, and timeless wedding photos. Her mission is to create beautiful and compelling images for the discerning bride and groom.

Feature Image by Amy Wu Photography