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Important Wedding Details List to Have for Your Photographer

Why would you want wedding details like your dress or shoes to be photographed? That’s a good question! The answer is simple: You’re gonna want every detail that you’ve invested in to be photographed to remember and fawn over for years to come! PLUS, they’re part of your wedding and part of you, it adds to the full story of your beautiful day. So you may be asking, what kind of wedding details should you have ready for your photographer? I’ll give you a list to look at!

FYI, you don’t need to have every single thing on this list. I’m just giving you all the examples of wedding details that can be photographed so that you’re aware!




  • Dress
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry (earrings, necklace, etc)
  • Veil or head piece, etc
  • Bouquet
  • Both rings
  • Invitation suite
  • Vow book
  • Perfume you’re using that day
  • Anything special that’s a part of your wedding attire
  • Anything special you want photographed like a sign, or your dogs bandana because he/she is the ring bearer, etc

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  • Suit jacket
  • Tie or bow tie
  • Suspenders
  • Cuffs
  • Watch or any accessory you’re wearing
  • Any jewelry (necklace, earrings, etc)
  • Shoes
  • Boutonniere or pocket square
  • Special socks (Only if they’re special with something meaningful you like. For example I’ve seen Star Wars socks or socks with their dogs face on it. If they’re regular everyday socks that mean nothing lol, we don’t need to photograph that)
  • Cologne you’re using that day
  • Vow book
  • Anything special that’s a part of your wedding attire
  • Anything special you want photographed like a sign, or your dogs bandana because he/she is the ring bearer, etc

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  1. You should speak with your photographer, but I always tell my clients that I need about an hour to capture these beautiful details. So I arrive an hour before the bride is ready or 30 minutes before the groom is ready to capture their details. Make sure to add a good enough time for your details to be properly photographed!
  2. Start collecting all these details at least a week before the wedding day in a box or bin so you have it in one place and won’t forget anything!
  3. On the day, gather all these details and put them together somewhere in the getting ready room. When the photographer arrives they can pick it up and get started with that right away because it usually takes 30 mins to an hour for this to be captured without being rushed on time. That way, it also won’t take time away from you trying to gather all the pieces right then and there.
  4. Don’t put on any of these details until after the photographer has captured them, so you have to wait! The photographer will most likely capture you putting on your details as well. For the groom: when the photographer arrives the groom should be dressed in his shirt and suit pants. But don’t put on the rest, just set it aside for the photographer. Once the photographer is done photographing them, they’ll most likely take photos of you putting on your details and your best man putting on your jacket, things like that.




If this list has left you feeling at ease, let me know in the comments! I really hope it helps you easily plan for your wedding day. Contact me if you still have questions on this or to book me as your wedding photographer! I’m based out on Long Island, NY but can travel anywhere!

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