Setting aside a whole week during my “Best Of” series just to cover details may seem excessive to some, but any past or present bride knows just how much time goes in to planning all these out! Once you land on the perfect venue — say, DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC — the rest of your planning begins to unfold; you’re date is secured and you’re on the hunt to find the right vendors for your vision of your wedding day. But even the best vendors can’t tell you what you love, only you know; while a florist can tell you exactly which flowers will create the look you’re going for or what is in season during the month of your wedding, they need that starting point! So off the planning goes! Round tables or long tables. White or cream. Three tiers or four. Buttercream or fondant. High heels or flats (or both!). Bracelet or necklace. The possibilities are really endless and seeing it finally all come together for the first time on the day of your wedding is nothing short of incredible. But as the bride, you’re so busy bustling around that you might not even really get to take it what’s happening around you — which is where I come in!
In the past I’ve written about why it’s important to give you photographer time to photograph your reception details untouched (you can dig through the archives and read that here!), but it’s really so much more than just the reception. The first 45-60 minutes of your day, I photograph all those little bridal details that make the day just as special: the shoes, dress, invitation suite, rings, and so much more. When I arrive at your church or ceremony location, I capture the beautiful stained glass or unique light fixtures. I want you to be able to look back after receiving your gallery and remember every single moment that unfolded throughout the day (and even see some you may have missed!). Details may seem insignificant to some, but I truly believe they help tell your story and deserve the time to properly documented. My brides always agree, and I’m so excited to show off their hard work today!