A wedding flatlay is basically a snapshot of you wedding day. It includes the little details that you wont see in other images like meaningful items. As well as what encompasses the overall theme or vibe of your wedding day. As a Baltimore wedding photographer I love flatlay images because of the ability they have to transport my couples back to their wedding day. So many times we hear that you won’t remember all the details of your wedding day, but with these Baltimore wedding photos you will be able to!
Typically I like to capture your wedding flatlay images while you are getting ready. This way I can grab your wedding ring, florals and any other items that you are planning to wear before you put them on for the day. Ideally I would capture you getting ready as my second shooter focusses on the wedding flatlay images. However, not every wedding opts for a second photographer, and that is okay! I will still get every shot on our list!
These photos will not be specific to the bride or groom, but rather focus on the wedding as a whole. We will grab wedding bands, engagement ring, a few pieces of florals and other little details that show off your wedding vibes. Here are a few items that you will want to provide your Baltimore wedding photographer.
Bring the card, envelope, save the date, everything you have! We may not use every piece, but it is better to have it there just in case. In addition, carry it in a book or briefcase. This way the papers remain flat for your wedding photographer to do their magic.
By capturing your rings together for your wedding flatlay images you will accomplish two things. First, you create the opportunity to stage a meaningful and timeless image that will last for generations. And secondly, I hate to even say this, but if you ever lose your wedding bands you will at least have images to look back on.
Provide your wedding day program, small details on your table settings, pieces of florals and greenery. Anything that gives a glimpse of your wedding day theme, and overall atmosphere. Also, adding anything sentimental that is shared between the bride and groom will create more meaning to your Baltimore Wedding Photos.
As a bride you have a lot of details that you will want to remember, but may not get enough credit throughout the day. Ensure that these small pieces of jewelry and other meaningful details are captured and remembered forever through your Baltimore Wedding Photos! Here are some suggested items that you will want to provide.
Both your wedding band and engagement ring. Bonus points if you have a meaningful box, maybe the one that the ring was presented to in or a jewelry box you love.
Hand over your earrings, necklace, bracelet and anything else that you are planning to wear on your wedding day. By providing these to your Baltimore wedding photographer you are letting them capture those little details that will mean so much to your future generations.
I wish wedding day shoes got more attention! Unfortunately they don’t because they are hidden under your wedding dress all day. Let’s give them the attention they deserve and feature them in one of your Baltimore Wedding Photos!
Some brides go all out and find a specific scent that they will only wear on their wedding day and anniversaries. This is such a special way to be transported back to your wedding day as scent is tied so strongly to your memory.
This is a great way to incorporate you wedding bouquet into another image! As a Baltimore wedding photographer I have found that your wedding bouquet sneaks it’s way into a lot of photos, why not one more?
Not enough grooms get wedding flatlay images, which is such a shame! Capturing what the groom chooses to wear, as well as the small fun details that make him unique as a groom. It shows so much of his personality, while making the Baltimore Wedding Photos special for him as well. Here are a few of my favorite items to include from the groom.
Your socks always reflect SO MUCH of who your are! It is very rare that I get a groom with plain black socks. You should show them off in your wedding images, whether that is in your flatlay images or by lifting your slacks a little.
This is a piece that you may just hold onto for the rest of your life. It may be nice to have a picture of how nice it looks the first time you wore it.
This item will tie the overall theme of the wedding into your wedding flatlay photos. and can really compliment other small details in the groom’s flatlays or the overall wedding flatlay.
Maybe your grandpas pocket watch, a pair of cuff links from your bride, or a handkerchief your mom embroidered for this very day. Anything that means something to you should be included in your Baltimore Wedding Photos.
Provide these items to your Baltimore wedding photographer and you will be sure to aid them in creating the perfect wedding flatlay photos! Your images will reflect who you are as individuals, as well as a couple. You will receive pictures that display what your wedding day was all about and will bring you back every time you look at them!
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