What you should have prepare for your photographer

When I arrive on your wedding day, I will first check in with you and say hi and introduce myself to all the girls! Then you will show me to your dress and all the details, and I will start photographing them right away. I usually spend about an hour photographing the details, and it is incredibly helpful (I really cannot stress this enough) if they are all in one place! One of the biggest obstacles I have run into during details is missing rings – either the bride’s wedding band or groom’s band or both! Make sure you have all rings to- gether that morning. Once they are photographed I promise I will give them right back!

It is really helpful if everything is together either on a tray or in a box – that way moving to different locations is much easier! (While we are talking about trays – if you have a pretty one, bring it!! They are amazing to photograph details on!) I also recommend designat- ing someone to be in charge of all the details (maybe your maid of honor, bridesmaid, or close friend). That way if I need anything I can go directly to them.

I recommend having your florist deliver your flowers to your getting ready location instead of the ceremony site! If possible, have them arrive right before I do. That way I can photograph the gorgeousness when they are still very fresh, and you will get to enjoy them for even longer! It is always great to have a few single stems to work with while photographing the details – they look great surrounding the stationery! You may want to ask your florist to include any extra or leftover stems they have from the bouquets.


Important marked with *

  • Bride’s dress*
  • Bridesmaids’ dresses*
  • Flower girl’s dresses, if you have them
  • Pretty hangers for dresses
  • Rings* (all three)
  • Bride* + bridesmaids’ shoes
  • Bride* + bridesmaids’ jewelry
  • Perfume bottle
  • Bride’ s headpiece/veil
  • Bouquets***
  • Boutonnieres*
  • Stationery (invites, programs, menus, save thedates, seating cards, anything printed)*
  • A few single flower stems*
  • Garter



  • Tie/bow tie
  • Cuff links
  • Belt
  • Shoe
  • Letter to the bride




  • Gift/letter from the groom to bride, vice versa
  • Heirlooms/keepsakes
  • Clutch
  • Something old/new/borrowed/blue
  • Gifts for the bridesmaids
  • Gifts for the parents

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