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Wedding Details are Important

When you’re compiling the list of ‘must-have’ shots for your wedding day don’t forget about the wedding details photographs. These may not be as iconic as a portrait of the bride and groom coming down the aisle or the cake cutting but they can be almost as essential when it comes to telling the story of your day.

As any bride or planner will tell you, a lot of time and effort goes into the ‘design’ of the big day. This will include the flowers, table decorations, stationary, even the selection of cutlery and dinner service for the meal. All of these say something about a couple’s style and it’s important to capture a record of these elements.

Your photographer will likely cover most of these photographs as a matter of course. They’ll also talk to you before the day to make sure that the items most important to you are captured. I always like to know when friends or family are involved in the creative process, making the cake for instance, because then I’ll give that particular aspect special attention. Quite often the contribution is being made as a gift so a lovely framed photograph makes a great ‘thank-you’ present.

These photographs also provide a great counter-point to the other images in your album. When I’m designing my bride’s album I always include a selection of still life images from throughout the day.

It’s possible, in years to come, that the only memory you have of your celebration will be those provided by your photographs so liaise with your photographer to make sure that everything is included.

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