I can say with a photographer’s certainty that flatlays are one of the most popular must-have photographs from weddings. They are a collection of bridal or groom details which are photographed on a flat surface. Typically it includes the invitation suite, some pretty ribbons, and a couple of florals. The flatlays that AGS Photo Art loves to focus on not only showcase wedding details, but also tell the story of the couple. Read on for some key pieces for wedding details bag checklist.
For the Bride
Bridal Accessories can include the shoes, jewelry, the veil, and anything else the bride will be wearing on the day of her wedding.
Invitation Suite (2 copies)
Since most invitation suites are double-sided, we recommend bringing two copies of the suite. This helps photograph them simultaneously.
Next are the vows! Vows can be photographed as is or tucked inside beautiful vow books! At the end of the day, it’s important to customize your pieces so they are reflective of you and your wedding.
Flowers that represent your bouquet
Because we don’t want to pull any flowers from your bouquet, it’s always good to ask your florist to give you extra loose flowers from the bouquet that can be displayed on the flatlay. By integrating flowers from the bouquet, the flatlay colors and style are cohesive and reflective of the wedding in photographs.
Ring and Wedding Band
Another thing that’s super important for the wedding is to make sure the rings are cleaned beforehand! This is a simple thing to overlook, but since these images of the details last forever, it’s important to make sure the ring looks its best.
One thing people love right now are purchasing The Mrs. Box for their wedding rings! You can definitely do that, or bring the box the ring came in, or the ring can be on its own. It’s totally up to you!
For the Groom
The groom’s list is the same as the brides, except he will have groom accessories to bring (shoes, socks, watch, tie or bowtie, boutonniere). On this list would include anything engraved and even love notes. Any other details that the groom wants to integrate into his photos are welcome!
The Most Important Items
As I mentioned earlier, AGS Photo Art focuses on the story of the couple. Ultimately, any photographer will tell you the same list as above, but things that I love to integrate are objects that help shape the couple’s story. For instance, this can include first date movie tickets and family heirlooms. Really, anything that makes the relationship unique should be included in the wedding details bag, really. By integrating these details, it brings more meaning to each photograph. In other words, it tells the story of what brought the couple to their wedding day.
Special Thanks to:
- Mission Ranch
- Gavita Floral
- The Barn at Flanagan Farm
- Ma Maison
- Tehama Golf Club
- Big Sur River Inn
- The Pomme, PA
- Gardener Ranch
- Big Sur Flowers
- Robin Sevrina Events
- Tono + Co.
- Squaw Creek Resort
- Eagle Vines in Napa
- Badgley Mischka Shoes
- Birman Shoes
- Jimmy Choo
Interested in letting me photograph your details? Contact me here.