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What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

My favorite photos to take on a wedding day are the detail photos. There’s something so beautiful about capturing the specific details that each couple has handpicked to encompass their unique style together. There’s a neverending spectrum of color palettes, textures, mementos, invitations, heirlooms, antiques, and so many other items that can really make detail photos all their own.

But how the heck do you choose the details that capture your personal style as a couple? Sounds a little stressful, right? Don’t stress, babe. I got you! Here are my best tips for choosing items to include in your detail photos and inspiration from some of my favorite weddings.

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

1 | Use Your Wedding Invitation

Use those wedding invitations and save the dates! Whether your wedding suite is custom-designed, handcrafted, or ordered online, your invitation suite will be the backbone of your detail photos.

Pro Tip: Save two copies of your paper goods (envelopes and all!) for your photographer and they’ll style and create a work of art for you!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

2 | Personalized Items

Personalized items are what really make these photos yours. Include all the accessories that you’ll use for the big day and then some. Here are some ideas of what couples use:

Shoes, earrings, bracelets, perfume, veil, hairpiece, garter, ring box, handkerchief, family heirlooms, vows, and wax seal stamps.

Pro Tip: Have both your rings and your fiance’s rings together and ready for details!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

3 | Flowers

Adding a boutineer, bouquet, or loose flowers to your detail photo will make all the difference. Blooms add color and tie in your wedding colors for a cohesive look that will compliment your invitation suite and personal items.

Pro Tip: Ask your florist for a handful of loose blooms. This will give your photographer plenty of options for styling!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

Bonus Tip for Couples

The night before the wedding, take all your details and place them inside a shoebox. This will make for an easy hand off to your photographer and help keep your timeline on track. 😉

Bonus Tip for Photographers

A great way to add a little something extra to your detail photos is ribbon. Ribbons come in all colors and material, from chiffon to silk to linen. Gather a small inventory of a variety of colors and choose the best color for your couple and their details. A few of my favorite places to get ribbon are Illume Silks, Honey Silks, and The Slow Cult.

Lastly, take a peek at these photos for inspiration!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

If you’re in the beginning stages of planning your wedding and choosing your details, check out Basic Invite. You can grab 20% off your wedding invitation suite at one of my fave places to get beautiful, custom designs!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

If this blog post was your jam, you may also love Wedding Advice From Real Couples. Check it out, babes!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

My favorite photos to take on a wedding day are the detail photos. There’s something so beautiful about capturing the specific details that each couple has handpicked to encompass their unique style together. There’s a neverending spectrum of color palettes, textures, mementos, invitations, heirlooms, antiques, and so many other items that can really make detail photos all their own.

But how the heck do you choose the details that capture your personal style as a couple? Sounds a little stressful, right? Don’t stress, babe. I got you! Here are my best tips for choosing items to include in your detail photos and inspiration from some of my favorite weddings.

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

1 | Use Your Wedding Invitation

Use those wedding invitations and save the dates! Whether your wedding suite is custom-designed, handcrafted, or ordered online, your invitation suite will be the backbone of your detail photos.

Pro Tip: Save two copies of your paper goods (envelopes and all!) for your photographer and they’ll style and create a work of art for you!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

2 | Personalized Items

Personalized items are what really make these photos yours. Include all the accessories that you’ll use for the big day and then some. Here are some ideas of what couples use:

Shoes, earrings, bracelets, perfume, veil, hairpiece, garter, ring box, handkerchief, family heirlooms, vows, and wax seal stamps.

Pro Tip: Have both your rings and your fiance’s rings together and ready for details!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

3 | Flowers

Adding a boutineer, bouquet, or loose flowers to your detail photo will make all the difference. Blooms add color and tie in your wedding colors for a cohesive look that will compliment your invitation suite and personal items.

Pro Tip: Ask your florist for a handful of loose blooms. This will give your photographer plenty of options for styling!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

Bonus Tip for Couples

The night before the wedding, take all your details and place them inside a shoebox. This will make for an easy hand off to your photographer and help keep your timeline on track. 😉

Bonus Tip for Photographers

A great way to add a little something extra to your detail photos is ribbon. Ribbons come in all colors and material, from chiffon to silk to linen. Gather a small inventory of a variety of colors and choose the best color for your couple and their details. A few of my favorite places to get ribbon are Illume Silks, Honey Silks, and The Slow Cult.

Lastly, take a peek at these photos for inspiration!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos
What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

If you’re in the beginning stages of planning your wedding and choosing your details, check out Basic Invite. You can grab 20% off your wedding invitation suite at one of my fave places to get beautiful, custom designs!

What to Include in Wedding Detail Photos

If this blog post was your jam, you may also love Wedding Advice From Real Couples. Check it out, babes!

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I'm an intimate wedding photographer for lovers and the occasional rebels. You can expect to see all the desert magic and adventure throughout the blog posts below. Whether you're looking for photo inspiration or wedding planning tips and tricks, I'm your girl!

Hey Babes, I'm Suzy!

Browse by Category:

weddings

engagements

elopements

travel

resources

fave vendors