There are so many details to plan for your wedding day, so to get the perfect photos of your wedding invitations and other paper goods I put together some advice for brides.
Choose a photographer
When selecting your photographer notice their photos of paper goods and make sure you like how they style and shoot them. Discuss what you are looking for before hiring them.
Plan in advance, starting with the save the dates
As you begin to design your paper goods, order an extra specifically for photos.
Order an extra for photography
When ordering save the dates and invitations include an extra with envelope and address to be used only for photography. For the address, you might want it to include your maiden name and current address as a nice keepsake for your wedding album. Also, make sure to include all cards and elements!
Make a “Photography box”
Start a “photography box” to have one place where you keep all samples for the photographer. Add the samples in it as you design each paper good so they all stay pristine and ready to be photographed.
Don’t forget the welcome Bags and Day of Elements
Make sure to include a sample of your welcome bags for your photographer too! Make a shot list of other day of details you want included too; menus, signature drink signage, cups, napkins, and more!
Talk to your photographer ahead of time about shooting the paper goods. Discuss styling elements, backgrounds, florals, trays, jewelry and other accessories to be included in the photos. Collect your styling elements and have them in the photography box ready to hand off to the photographer on your wedding day.
Carly and John’s wedding is a perfect example of beautiful invitation and paper good photographs (below).