Details...........what makes them so special? Years ago, when I got married, the photographers never even focused on any details. That was the norm for then. Today, it is always about the pretty little details as I love to refer to them. I am so excited that as a wedding photographer, I can really spend lots of time capturing the details of the wedding day for my couple.
When I started my wedding business, I wanted to take beautiful images of the wedding dress, the rings, the shoes etc. To allow enough time I decided to ask the brides for permission to arrange about an hour several days prior to their wedding day. During that time I would go to their homes to get the detail images that I love. Of course, this is usually only when the bride lives fairly close to me. I knew if I could have that extra hour without distractions on the actual day, I would be able to create several different scenarios for each item that I was photographing. I just love to find an opportunity to be different when I can! I also love the invitation part of the whole wedding. I usually receive the invitation when they are sent out to guests. This insures that I can do some fun and creative things with them.
My other favorite thing to do is the ring shot. Here I like to use just things that I have collected from Michael's art supplies, such as sparkly paper, bracelets, little memo pads which is used in the photograph below. I also will use a mirror for some shots, laying the ring flat on the mirror and putting something colorful behind it to catch the colors of anything from a greeting card or to a print of one of my photographs of flowers etc. I love to use sparkly bracelets for this type of shot because of the beautiful bokeh you can create with a shallow depth of field. I place about two crystal bracelets directly behind the ring on the mirror. Just be creative and use your imagination. Most of the time, I find things that just catch my eye in the case of these little memo pads.
So now we move on to the DRESS! My favorite I think. For Kasey's dress, I knew exactly where I wanted to create her special image. She loves the woods and the outdoors, so when I saw the spot I knew it was perfect. I actually had to leave a business card for the homeowner and ask permission if I could shoot the dress there. She gladly responded with a yes! A few days before the wedding, I took the dress with an assistant and very carefully hung the dress and captured this!! So over time, I have come to be known for my dresses in trees if you will! Whenever there is a tree close by, there I will be with ladder and hanger ready to hang it.
So now I hope you can see why I love to go a little out of the way for a wedding! I truly love to make every wedding unique and different from the others, because lets face it, we are all unique and different. I want their wedding photographs to tell their story. It gives me great pleasure to know that my brides are completely thrilled when they open their gallery for the first time!
I hope you enjoyed this little window into capturing all of the details!