I'm Amanda and I am a Raleigh wedding photographer! I serve excited and enthusiastic couples with an elegant and elevated wedding photography experience! This is where I share sneak peeks from my latest weddings, engagements, and sessions! Check out my Raleigh wedding photography blog to view my latest weddings, engagements, styled shoots, tips, venues, and more!
When it comes to wedding planning, checklists can be your greatest friend! But – do you have one for you bridal details? You don’t have to think of everything – I have your ultimate bridal details checklist and all the answers to your biggest detail questions!
When I do a final gallery scroll of a wedding day I am asking myself a lot of questions about editing, organization, cohesiveness, and consistency but perhaps the biggest question I ask is: Does this tell their whole story?
The main way I approach my entire wedding experience is through storytelling. Storytelling helps me mentally organize all my must have and fun-to-have shots and create custom timelines for my couples. One of the biggest ways I create a cohesive story is through the details of your wedding. I have a few different detail categories that i make sure I get that you don’t ever have to worry about. The one detail category I do enlist help with is bridal and groom details and that is where the ultimate bridal details checklist comes in extra handy!
In the gallery – I simply call these “details” because they cover all of the couple’s personalized details. Bridal details are the small things that add up to your whole wedding day look and feel. For brides this generally includes all of your pieces of jewelry, all the wedding bands, invitation suite, florals, and shoes! For grooms this also includes shoes, ties, pocket squares, watches, and accessories like tie clips and cuff links!
This is answer is two-fold. The bridal details are important for me and for my couples. For my couples – the detail shots highlight all of the thought and effort you put into your entire day. I create beautifully styled shots of whatever details you deem to be the most important to you – even if that is only your wedding bands! For me – the detail shots are my opportunity to warm up for the day and jumpstart my creativity!
I have a bag of tricks that I use to enhance any array of details you have. Even if you only have jewelry I can create a style around it that meshes with the feel of the whole day and the whole gallery of images. Every item has its moment and I shoot individual pieces and style the whole collection of what is provided with your details. I also love getting to know florists (I have a thing for florals) and I usually ask for some extra sprigs and blooms ahead of time for this part of the day!
What isn’t in my styling kit? It is my go-to bag of all things including towels to dry bouquets. My styling pieces include styling mats, a variety of velvet ring boxes, jewelry dishes, ribbon, and even bling wipes to bring a shine to all your details!
Download my freebie ultimate bridal details checklist that includes the most popular details and even fun extra ideas to personalize your unique story. If you’re one of my couples you know I am the organization queen and that I love passing that along to my couples with special goodies to help collect all your details in one organized spot!
I look for other details of your wedding through the day. I love florals so I get plenty of bouquet shots, centerpieces, aisle decor, and arches that you may have decked out with flowers. If you invested in florals you will find me ogling all of them. I look for untouched ceremony and reception spaces, special tables, favors, escort cards/boards, menus, the sweetheart table, specialty signs – you get the idea!
Now that you know the intention behind your bridal details – are you ready to get them all together? Cross this off your to-do list and get your details together today!
June 7, 2022