The Ultimate Wedding Flower Shot List
5 Must-Have Flower Photos Every Wedding Album Needs
You’ve booked your wedding photographer (so exciting!) and chances are, you’ve thought about those all-important shots you want them to capture on your big day; the ‘getting ready’ part, the very moment you say ‘I do’, that first dance to your favorite song… the list goes on and on.
But have you thought about the photos you want of your flowers? Your gorgeous florals can easily be overlooked by your photographer. Here are the 5 must-have photos your photographer needs to capture of your wedding flowers.
The Bouquet Details
The bridal bouquet is arguably the most important floral accessory of the day, so of course your photographer should capture it. And by capture, we don’t just mean in passing, but really capture it and all of the glorious details. Super close up shots of the different florals are sure to be treasured when in your wedding album for years to come!
The Grand Entrance
The moment you have been dreaming of; that first step into your ceremony with all eyes on you and your glorious dress. You might feel nervous (understandably!) walking down the aisle but your bouquet will be your savior. Many brides say that clutching onto their flowers hid their nerves and your photos will only reflect your bridal beauty as you float down the aisle with your delicate and beautiful bouquet in hand.
Many brides say that their wedding day was the best day of their life. SO much celebrating is squeezed into the day that it is no wonder it flies by in a flash! After spending months (sometimes years!) planning every tiny detail of your special day, you may find you were so caught up in the moment that you missed some of the floral details. By allowing your photographer into the ceremony or reception space before the guests arrive, he or she can squeeze in these all too important detail shots.
The Bride Squad
Flowers are FUN! So why not make the most of them in your photos with your lovely bridesmaids? Injecting a bit of fun into your photos will give you those au-natural shots with genuine smiles and laughter (the best kind of photos!). Time to get creative; you won’t regret it!
The Flat lays
What better way to archive those beautiful details than with flat lays - bird's eye views of an array of carefully arranged objects ranging from the ring to the shoes to the invitations. And no flat lay is complete without florals. Ask your florist to set aside some blooms for your photographer. Trust me, every wedding album deserves flat lay pictures!
Lastly, as an honorable mention (because I couldn’t keep it to just 5!) - don’t forget, the portrait. Yes, you know the one. The one you’ll put on the fireplace mantle and share with your future grandchildren. It’s the stately photo that shows the dress in all its glory and of course it includes the bouquet! No doubt pictures of you and your beloved will make the shot list, but be sure to ask your photographer to capture your lovely bouquet along with you.
I hope our tips have given you some ideas about what flower photos to prioritize for your big day! Your photos are what will live on long after your wedding day has passed, so don't underestimate how important it is to plan those shots!
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Floral Design: Flux Floral • Photographers: Jennifer Sanders Photography; James Willis Photography; Aly Matei Photography; John Cain Studio