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Every Little Detail and Tips to Remember

Rings, Jewels, Shoes…oh my! Believe it or not the whole day begins with the DETAILS! This is one of the many favorite parts of the day. It gets me pumped and gets my creative juices flowing for the rest of the day. So, in some ways, the details set the stage for the look of […]

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Rings, Jewels, Shoes…oh my! Believe it or not the whole day begins with the DETAILS! This is one of the many favorite parts of the day. It gets me pumped and gets my creative juices flowing for the rest of the day. So, in some ways, the details set the stage for the look of the whole wedding. I love having ample time to style and shoot everything, from the dress, to the jewelry, to grandma’s handkerchief! I get to do the honor of photographing the bridal details and my second will get to capture the guys hanging out and doing groom details. I ask brides to gather any details they may have before I arrive that way I can walk in, say hello, give you a big hug and begin with all your goodies. (please assure your mom that I will take AMAZING care of the dress, I promise!) I wanna share what to bring (every little detail) and some tips to remember!

Malabar Farm Barn Wedding Details.jpgHere are some things of what to bring:

Bride:

  • -dress
  • -veil / hair pieces
  • -rings (all three)
  • -shoes
  • -bouquet 
  • -jewelry
  • -perfume
  • -invitation suite
  • -borrowed & blue

Groom:

  • -cuff links
  • -tie or bow tie
  • -shoes
  • -any military detail
  • -gifted liquor
  • -watch
  • -belt
  • -socks (if specialty)
  • -custom groomsmen gifts
  • -boutonnieres

Stoneledge Barn Twinsburg Ohio Details.jpgHere are some day-of tip reminders

Gather the goods-if possible, collect all of your details before I arrive so that I can begin quickly and have more time for “getting ready” shots of you and your girls!Lodge at Allardale Medina Ohio Wedding Details.jpgExtra Elements– Sometimes, depending on the theme and “look” of the wedding day, there may be some extra elements that you could include when you gather your details. For example, if you are having a country themed wedding you could include a piece of burlap or lace. Maybe if you’re having a rustic themed wedding that includes some wooden elements, maybe save a small piece of wood for me to use when I’m shooting your rings and jewelry. 
Lodge at Allardale Medina Ohio Wedding Details.jpgKEEP all THREE rings-The most common detail missing when I arrive are the rings! Moms, officiants, and planners will tell you to hand over your wedding bands to the best man before the day begins. However, it’s actually better to hand it over during the bridal party portraits so that I can shoot some great ring shots in the AM! If bridal party photos are being held after the ceremony, that’s ok. I can hand the rings to my second to give to the best man! If you forget, no worries, I can always shoot the ring shot at the reception if there is extra time! 
Patterson Fruit Farm Chesterland Ohio Wedding Details.jpgBring the bouquet– Don’t forget the Bouquet! If we are doing a first look have the bouquets and bouts delivered to the bride before the first look so that she can have her bouquet in her portraits. No worries, if it’s hot, we’ll be sure to keep it in the water as much as possible before the ceremony!
Rivercrest Farm Dover Ohio Wedding Details.jpgI hope this was super helpful for you in planning your details and some helpful tips for you for this special day! I can’t wait to photograph all your near and dear to your heart details that are one of the special parts of your wedding. Keep on the lookout for some more tips later! If you are in need of any timeline tips click here!
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Martina+Jeff
Chesterland, OH

I couldn't recommend Heather any more highly! She has a true passion for what she does and it comes out in her photography session and end result. Communication is the best I've had with any service, and her turn-around time was even faster than expected. Her services are very reasonably-priced and she made the session really fun. Can't wait to see her again for the wedding day!

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Julia+James
Medina, OH

Heather was a great photographer and really made taking our pictures fun. You can tell she really loves taking photographs and doing what she does. She is very quick with getting the photographs back which is amazing. We had her do our engagement photos and our wedding day photos and it really was great. She helped us figure what poses to do because we did not know and they all turned out great. We focused on fall for both our engagement shoot and the day of the wedding and all the colors in the photos look amazing. She did a great job on staying with the schedule, and was willing to add photos we hadn't previously picked out. We had a list of photos we knew we needed and she let us take quite a few extras that weren't on the planned list. Heather really was amazing and everyone had a great time taking the photos.

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Gretchen + Brock

I can’t say enough good things about Heather! She did an amazing job capturing our day. The pictures look absolutely beautiful and she had them to me in less than a week. I got so many compliments from family and friends about how great she was during the wedding. My husband and I really didn’t want to miss a lot of our wedding for taking photos and Heather was able to capture everything so quickly and totally painlessly! She also was incredible in getting back to with any questions throughout the whole wedding planning process. Thank you again Heather!

"The pictures look absolutely beautiful and she had them to me in less than a week."

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