Wedding Day Details and Flat Lays for Photographers

The devil is in the details. That's what they say, right? Wedding day details are so important. If you're a photographer reading this or a bride-to-be trying to find a wedding photographer, details are everything. Photographers, don't fall short on the details. My recommendation is to over-shoot details. But, also, make sure to not spend too much time and forget other moments that might be happening behind the scenes. Usually for wedding days, I arrive about 15 min prior to my official start time so that I can setup my "scene" for all the details. The week before the wedding day, I always remind my couples to pack the following for wedding day:

  1. Invitations (2-3 copies)

  2. Save the Date Cards

  3. Accommodation and/or Details Cards

  4. Set aside any special pieces or jewelry

  5. Bottle of special perfume

  6. Pro Tip: always ask for extra sprigs from the florist that might be leftover.

The list above is what I always ask of the couple. This is separate from the list of items I bring and provide for my own success of detail shots. Below is the list of things I always carry with me on wedding days:

  1. Styling Mats (you can find some like the ones I have, here:

  2. Ring boxes which were purchased in different colors at many different sites, like Etsy or Amazon

  3. Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon like these purchased here.

  4. Vintage Stamps for added style like these here

  5. Unique Dish Pieces like this one

  6. Other accessories/details like: these vintage scissors, vintage binoculars, hand-dyed gauze for texture, etc.

For camera gear, I use a Nikon D750 usually with a 35mm Sigma Art Lens or the Nikkor 50mm lens for details. For close, macro shots, I use a 105mm macro lens.