When it comes to the images captured of your wedding day, your photographer likely has an idea of the types of shots you'll want in your wedding album: your "first look" – should you choose to have one, your first kiss as husband and wife, the first dance, as well as all of the décor you worked so hard to plan. With the busy timeline of the day, some details – such as the invitation you spent weeks deciding on and other seemingly small details – can get left on the back burner. All of these elements helped to create your special day, so it's important to have them featured in your album.
Of course making sure you get photographs with the family members you rarely see, shots of the bridal party all dressed up as well as getting ready, and the rest of the must-have images are important; however, what will really allow you and future generations to experience the day all over again when looking through your album are those smaller elements that worked together to make your wedding what it was! On their own, they may seem minute, but they help to tell the story of your nuptials, and it's important to stress to your photographer that you want them captured on camera.
While you'll likely have other must-have photos on your shot list, take a look at 15 detail shots you don't want to have your photographer miss, below! Since every couple has their own story, there may be other details not on this list that you want to have on film, and it's up to you to commuunicate this with your photographer.
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Invitations by Ceci New York
3. Engagement Ring & Wedding Ring
Photo by The Day by Ira Lippke
4. Other Jewelry Pieces
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Planning & Design by International Event Company
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography
7. Wedding Bouquet
Photo by Vue Photography
Photo by Studio This Is
9. Men's Accessories
Photo by Maya Myers Photography
10. Welcome Signage
Photo by Jodee Debes Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events
11. Signature Drinks
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography
13. Escort Cards
Photo by O'Malley Photographers; Planning & Design by Callista & Company
14. Dinner Menu
Photo by Vue Photography
15. Additional Signage
Photo by Tec Petaja; Floral Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design
For more tips, learn how to help your photographer capture all of your detail shots, find other ways to make sure they get everything you want in your wedding album, and read how to find the right photographer for your big day.