Ask the Expert Issue 02: Dear Photographer
Our team always packages a sample invitation suite + day-of pieces for our brides’ photographers to shoot, styled with shoes, jewelry, perfume, or other embellishments that are part of their big day! In this month’s issue of Ask the Expert, we dive into the reasons you should prepare your photographer with a shot list for those very special detail images prior to your wedding.
Long, long ago, a couple met with BP Creative Group to create the most unique and exquisite Wedding Branding and design elements for their event. When the big day arrives, we prepare for you neatly, pre-packaged samples of all of your design elements. We hand this over to your photographer and team, but what are the chances of this getting forgotten or tossed aside? More times than none, sadly. Tears of not-so-joyful moments arise from you, as the couple and us, as the designers. It’s time to address it.
The best thing we can recommend is when you prepare your family shot list, take into consideration your details of florals, linens, specialty décor, paperie, etc. With so many meetings in place throughout the process to carefully and strategically create the most magical day, no element should go overlooked. The amount of money spent on these branded elements, installations/displays and design work is critical to capture the essence of your hard work and the work of your vendor team. We all want to relish in the moment of all the details when we look back.
Now, if it is between capturing your invitation in the right light vs. you putting on your wedding dress – then we would recommend the latter, always. But, now is the time to get organized!
This is what we recommend for your shot list:
1. Invitation: Embellished with rings, florals, perfume, dress, shoes, veil, interior design of your venue, etc.
2. The Wedding Brand: That statement piece embellished with anything and everything that speaks to the vision of your day
3. Day of Items: Programs, menus, escort cards, and installations (during their use or at place settings)
4. Additional branded elements: Don’t forget about signage, glassware, cups, favors, lighting, monograms, etc.
Yes, we hope that our creative partners in the industry will help us succeed in collecting these details…and we will all live Happily Ever After!