The Journal

Classically romantic wedding photography for the modern dreamer. Based on the East Coast, traveling worldwide.

Weddings

Engagements

editorial

personal

business

BLog home

THE JOURNAL

Creative Wedding Detail Inspiration & What Details You Should Bring

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

 

One of the biggest questions that I get from my future brides is what to bring on their wedding day to get these jaw-dropping wedding day detail shots. While I have an entire page in my Wedding Guide devoted to explain any and every thing that you could bring for your detail shots, here are a few of my favorite classic staples for fine art wedding day detail photos.

 

 

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

 

All About the Men

First of all, don’t forget to plan for classic groom details. Although the groom and groomsmen routinely get ready for a wedding day in a different part of the wedding venue than the bride, and also often during a different time of the wedding day timeline, it’s still important to make sure that the groom has plenty of details for a strong detail shot. In addition to the traditional groom’s shoes, a tie or bowtie, and cufflinks, it’s also fun to include a meaningful bottle of scotch or bourbon, and maybe a significant shirt or vest for a creative backdrop!

 

 

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

 

Paper Goods and Creative Details

Whether it’s a wedding invitation suite, a collection of wedding programs, or any other detail that plays a part in your wedding day celebration, there has likely been countless hours of thought and deliberation that went into selecting and planning it. For that reason, I encourage my couples to make sure that all of their wedding day details are set aside for special stylized detail shots before their wedding ceremony, so that every elegant detail can be captured and remembered as a part of their wedding photography gallery. If you’re bringing your wedding invitation suite for photographs, consider bringing two copies for items that have a front and a back. The same goes for welcome bags – bring two for your wedding photographer, so that they can have one to place in the photo and one to pull the items out of for detail photos.

 

 

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

 

Bridal Details

And finally, the typical wedding flatly photos come from a collection of bridal details. Although every bride will likely have her shoes, ring, and earrings with her when getting ready on her wedding day, and few other special details can easily make for some truly creative wedding detail photos. Any special wedding day items, like elegant bottles of perfume or special pieces of jewelry, always make for beautiful additions to styled bridal detail photos. Additionally, any items that hold emotional significance to the bride because of either family history or significance to her relationship to her future spouse can add a special touch to these pre-ceremony photographs.

 

 

 

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

 

A DC wedding photographer captures creative wedding day details during a DC wedding, styled by Kaleb Norman James.

 

 

All photos in this post were styled by the incredibly talented Kaleb Norman James and photographed in Washington, DC. Shoes featured include Gucci, Dior, Louboutin and Bella Belle.

comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Lindley Battle is a fine art film wedding photographer, serving the East Coast and beyond with modern and timeless wedding photos to capture the moments that matter most.

ON THE VIP LIST

Talk about your list here and embed your newsletter opt in below! Crucifix kale chips vinyl tbh cloud bread gochujang jean shorts stumptown.

get this exclusive thing