Tips for Planning Your Wedding Through A Photographer's Eyes

Tips for Planning Your Wedding Through A Photographer's Eyes


You may not be able to keep the flowers and the shoes, and invitations forever, but you can with photographs. Coming from a photographers stand point, bring any items you want to remember forever for the morning you get ready on your big day. Photographers will typically do what is referred to as a flat lay, where they will take all of these goodies and capture them in an artistic way. That way one day you can frame these items without needing to keep everything out on display to be damaged. Some items that might be in a flat lay:

  • Shoes

  • Flowers

  • Rings

  • Invitations

  • Handkerchief

  • Save the Date

  • Earrings

  • Necklace

  • Cuff Links

  • Veil

  • Buttons

  • Ribbons

  • Hair Pieces

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The Dress

Picking your dress will always be a unique process. It’s one of those things when you know, you know. From a photographers stand point, we will be photographing your dress even before you get into it. SO, think about places where you can vision your dress being hung. Also, think about close ups of your dress. You won’t want photos of your gorgeous gown hanging from a plain hanger. Here’s a link to a Bride hanger on Amazon.

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Close ups

That means cleaning your nails and keeping your skin clear as best as you can. It help to make things look smooth and non distracting in photos, and will save your photographer some editing time. Think about big windows that you’d like to stand near for some close up bridal shots in your bridal area.

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Your flowers will be in many photos throughout your day. Try to visualize yourself holding them next to your dress. Think about the weight of your flowers as well as how your bouquet feels in your hands. Also, think about a cool place to keep them while you are getting ready so they don’t get limp later on.

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Venue location is important, but there’s more to a location than the dance floor and alter. Ask venues if they have spots that couples go to after the ceremony, most times there is a place they will direct you. But go out of your way to search places nearby, you never know what is around the corner. Not only can you sneak off to an epic view, but you can take a few minutes to be alone with your new spouse and reflect on the day without any distractions.

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