I always get asked how can i get my details to look so perfect! How do i get my detail photos to look like this?! What did they do differently? The truth is easy, be prepared and plan ahead. Details have easily become a super integral part of the wedding day and honestly it has been fun to push myself creatively to create something new and different every time! Anyways here are some tips to help achieve this look.
Here’s a guide on what Houston Wedding Clients can do to help create better wedding detail photos.
Collaborate with your wedding photographer well in advance. Share your vision for the wedding, your preferred details, and any sentimental items you’d like to be included in the photos.
Prepare a Detail Collection:
Gather all the essential details to be photographed, such as the wedding dress, ALL RINGS (yes his as well), shoes, jewelry, invitations, bouquet, and any heirlooms or special items. Have them ready in one place for the photographer. (A shoebox or just box in general is a good spot for this!)
Consider a Styling Kit:
Some brides create a styling kit with extra ribbons, flowers, or other decorative elements that can enhance the detail photos. Share this with your photographer for additional creative options. (Bonus tip Etsy has some beautifully curated kits! )
Personalize Your Details:
Add personal touches to your details that reflect your personality and the theme of your wedding. This could include custom monograms on invitations, unique jewelry, or personalized hangers for your dress.
Choose a Beautiful Houston Wedding Getting-Ready Location:
Select a getting-ready location with ample natural light and an aesthetically pleasing backdrop. A well-decorated bridal suite or room can make a significant difference in your detail photos.
Trust Your Houston Wedding Photographer:
Your photographer has experience capturing wedding details. Trust their creative vision and allow them to experiment with different angles and techniques.
Ahhhh its the Holiday season and Mini sessions are rampant!! I won’t lie Mini’s are my favorite time of year. It’s a quick, easy, and fun time to get some refreshed images for your holiday cards or just your wall in general. Here are some fun ideas to help make your Mini session the best It can be!
First things first OUTFITS! if you’ve been with me for a while you know I’m very open, honest, and to the point. If your outfits don’t look like a million bucks your results won’t look like a million bucks. Looking like a million bucks is EASY! For starters, pick a color scheme and match colors within that color scheme. So for example below. My clients went with a very fall vibe incorporating similar colors but never matching each other perfectly.
Next Textures… You would think this doesn’t matter but I always recommend trying to create the same vibe across the board. (So in a way picking a theme) So pairing a Silk babydoll dress with a boho lace gown probably won’t mix as nicely. So pick a theme! Boho, casual, beachy, elegant etc.
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But enough about that… I have never made a formal THIS IS ME post. So here goes nothing…
Some of my favorite things are in no particular order (my dog being first though).My dog (Mufasa) Beer (Crawford Bock is definitely my new fav Coffee Video Games Trees (really anything outdoors) and sadly.. I love reality tv!
If any of these things we have in common you should definitely message me!! I am so excited to share a little about myself, and learn more about you in the process!
But i am here to help you make the best of a stinky situation. Your wedding doesn’t have to be boring and lame, due to a lame situation. Some of my favorite weddings have been small, intimate, and emotional. Let’s look at some ideas that can help you plan the most epic backyard small wedding.
Tip 1.) inviting fewer people allows you to have more fun! When you invite a small number of guests it allows you to spend more on each of those guests, making them feel special and loved just as they make you feel attending your small intimate wedding.
Tip 2.) Now that you have spent less on your number of guests ( food prices, table settings etc. Spend more on your decor, photographer, vendors, etc. The vendors can make or break your day. Get that video you’ve been eyeing or that incredible photographer who is out of this world but you just couldn’t afford with a big wedding.
Tip 3.) Rely on your vendors to help you plan and organize and enjoy! With way less people and way less moving parts, you can just sit back and enjoy! I always like to help plan epic locations or the timeline for my clients and with a small wedding you tend to have more time to play with!
Tip 4) Pick an epic location and ask them about their offseason, or days during the week to get a better deal!
I CANNOT! WAIT TO PHOTOGRAPH IN THIS LIGHT WHENEVER I WANT!
All the things I look for in a family session these guys had. I wanted to make a post to highlight this session but also provide some awesome tips on how to have an amazing family session. I promise even if you think your kids won’t “cooperate” you will be surprised what your photographer can pull off.
Step 1. Pick outfits that represent your family but aren’t too “matchy-matchy” (Sorry I am not a fan of white shirts and Jeans :O) Your pictures will come out much more professional if you look the part. I always like to recommend you pick complementing colors or a color scheme, and make sure to stick with one type of theme like boho, beachy etc.
Step 2. Make sure everyone has had naps, snacks, and their favorite toy!
Step 3. Have fun! If your family is goofy embrace the goof, if you are more cuddly then cuddle, your photographer will know how to navigate every family dynamic, even if you think your kids are being “difficult” we will get those amazing moments.
Step 4. Read the guide your photographer sends out to you. These are free tips and tricks to help you navigate your session for your particular photographer and what they recommend.
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