We're back with another installment of Wedding Workshops with Jaye Kogut Photography! Jaye has always stood out to me as a talented and passionate photographer, and when I saw how well she captures detail shots for her couples, I knew she'd be a perfect addition to this series!
The big day is just around the corner and you’re suddenly wondering “What does my photographer photograph when they arrive?”. Well, not to worry – because I am about to share some information you might find helpful and put your mind at ease!
1 | WHAT DETAILS DOES MY PHOTOGRAPHER WANT?
I get this question A LOT. The most obvious, but ambiguous answer would be “anything and everything.” BUT, that could have a lot of meaning. Normally, I go by what photos typically goes into a clients wedding album. For example, your dress, shoes, jewelry, invitation and flowers. The best part about details is we can get creative. Do you have a favorite bookshelf in your home with wedding magazines and books you collected over the time of your engagement? Do you have a perfume your fiancé loves on you and you plan on wearing it the day of your wedding? These sort of little details add to the personalization of your day – so don’t be afraid to show us these things and let us get the creative juices flowing!
2 | WHAT ABOUT THE GROOM'S DETAILS?
You can never forget about the groom’s details! I normally tell my clients to have the groom’s details together as well. This normally includes his tux/suit jacket, cufflinks, watch/jewelry, shoes, socks (if he happens to wear special colored ones to match the theme!), suspenders etc. Again, these details could spread and include some more personal things to him like the cologne his bride loves on him that he will wear on the wedding day, or even his favorite sports team’s memorabilia.
3 | HOW DO I GET MY DETAILS TOGETHER?
This is where your Maid of Honor comes in handy! Delegate your MOH to gather all of your details and put them in one select spot in your home/hotel where you’ll be getting ready. This will help the photographer out by giving him/her ample time to photograph details and get some natural candid getting ready photos, too! It also means we as photographers don’t have to keep bothering you or your bridesmaids to help find xyz details the morning of!
Details are a big part of the wedding day – especially when you want to inspire other brides! So don’t be afraid to get creative and personalize it a bit to your liking. Have fun!
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