Wedding Flat Lays: What details to include for your photographer

You put so much time and energy into planning your perfect wedding day. Let’s make sure that you get photos of all of those amazing little details! Flat lays are the perfect way to capture those small details that you don’t want to forget. In this post I will share my tips as a wedding photographer for things to include, what to focus on, and how to make sure your photographer has what they need for your flat lays!

Flat lay photos are some of my absolute favorite. A flat lay is a photo that includes all of the details: invitations, jewelry, flowers… really anything you want to remember. It can be hard to remember on your wedding day when you are focused on more important things… like, I don’t know… getting married! Use this guide to help ensure flat lay perfection for your wedding photos!

A few things to note:

  • Your photographer likely has some styled items they will bring with them, but always feel free to purchase any additional styled details you definitely love and want as part of your aesthetic. Some things your photographer might have include ribbon, ring boxes, or old stamps. Definitely ask your photographer what they have if this is important to you!
  • You have better things to worry about than gathering details for your photographer on your wedding day. Assign one of your bridesmaids the job of gathering all of the special details before the photographer arrives. This will help streamline the process so your photographer can take the detail photos and get back to taking photos of you!

Here is the list of items you should include in your flat lay details for your photographer

  1. Invitations
  2. Jewelry
  3. Wedding and engagement rings (bonus for including your partner’s ring)
  4. Any family heirlooms that you want included in your day (ex: old family photos, family locket, grandma’s necklace, etc.)
  5. Wedding shoes
  6. Flowers! Pro tip: ask your florist to include some loose stems for your photographer to use. This helps the flat lay feel cohesive with your wedding day – and it also showcases the flowers you actually had on your wedding day!
  7. Any extra items you purchased. This could include ring boxes, ribbon, sewing scissors, stamps, etc.

As you can see, flowers realllllllly make a big difference! Honestly, the more flowers the better. Bring it on.

If you have these items ready to go for your photographer, you’re golden!

Happy wedding day!


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