It’s All in the Details And the Top 3

Chances are, if you’re a bride, you’re currently in the throughs of planning the nitty gritty of your wedding day. I mean, it’s all in the details, right?

I recognize that there are so many things to consider throughout the planning process of your wedding day. There’s guest lists. There’s gathering your bridal details – the things that will become heirloom pieces one day. There’s seating charts and more!

I also realize that sometimes things have to be cut in order to stay within your allotted budget…

…your wedding day is the beginning of your marriage and that’s way more important than the perfect wax seal, stamp, or pair of shoes.

I will say one of the biggest questions I get asked by brides is what are some of the more important, but also fun, details that give you the most impact in photos!  From the list of details you’re accounting from, there are a few things that can really elevate your photos:

1.Your Bridal Bouquet

Think about it, what thing is featured in almost all of your photos on your wedding day? Your bridal bouquet! Having a bouquet that you are in love with is worth spending extra on.  It will be in almost all of the photos we take, portraits, bridal party portraits, family formals, you name it! So make sure you love your bridal bouquet!

A Romantic Highholdborne Estate, Virginia wedding featuring heirloom details, gorgeous dahlia centerpieces, and Essence of Australia gown. Photographed by Maryland Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann.

2. Hair & Make-up

If you’ve ever had your hair and make-up done professionally, you know that it just makes you feel confident!  Having it done by a pro means a few things… one, they know how to make your skin, hair, etc. look amazing in photos! A lot of times that take a little more makeup or a little more volume than you’re used to doing yourself… trust me! It’s worth it.

Having your hair and makeup done professionally also means that you’re starting off the day feeling pampered instead of stressfully trying to DIY your own eyeliner.

Plus, when you feel confident, as you should — it’s your wedding day after all!! — your photos look so much better, too.

3. Calligraphy

This may seem like a silly detail, but all of my calligrapher friends are praising the Lord for this appreciation!

Adding some calligraphy to your wedding is an incredible way to have fun and make a big impact in photos.  I recognize that this can be an expensive service, but having envelopes addressed is a way to really “wow” your guests from the start. It sets the tone for the day from the beginning!

Hand calligraphy also gives me a ton of flexibility for photos! Whether it’s on the envelopes of your invite suite, hanging as escort cards, as menus, you name it! This is a fun way to make your guests feel the full experience AND have beautiful photos to boot!

So there ya have it! For my tips & tricks for brides click below!



January 31, 2018

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