30 Days of Wedding Photography | Day 8 | Little Details

A wedding day isn’t just about the people. It's the little things that create the theme/feel of the wedding day too.

Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington

There are numerous details at different points in the day that need capturing, at mostly every wedding I photograph.

In addition to this, sometimes wedding guests may have arranged some extra details that they want to be photographed also. 

Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington

In the preparation stages of the day, I usually start with photographs of the dress, jewellery, shoes, and any other items with sentimental value, fresh out of the wrapping!

Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington
Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington
Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington

I always make sure to photograph the wedding breakfast room in its entirety as couples put lots of time and effort into the appearance. Think Pinterest worthy pictures that a bride and groom will want to show off after the wedding. I photograph the room as a whole, and then make my way around the tables to photograph the smaller details, such as centre pieces, flower arrangements, wedding favours, and small presents.

Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington
Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington
Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington
Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington
Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington
Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington

I am sometimes asked to photograph more sentimental details, usually in memory of a family member who has passed away. Many couples these days choose to honour those people no longer with us through a photo memento display.

Wedding Photography North West Wedding Photographer Matt Herrington

Flowers are also a huge part of a wedding day, so huge that I will save that for a blog post all on its own (so watch out for it coming up in the next three weeks).

The details of the wedding day play and important role in filling in the ‘visual gaps’ in-between the moments of the day, and help build a theme for the viewer. The couple will have spent many hours deciding, sourcing and possibly even hand making some of these little details and as the wedding goes in a blink of an eye, it's important as a wedding photographer to capture these details so that they can be remembered forever.

The Little Details and Big Memories - Wedding Photography by Matt Herrington

If you're looking to book a wedding photographer for your own upcoming wedding, I still have availability for 2017 so it is always worth enquiring. I'm 50% booked up for 2018 and 30% booked up for 2019 at present.

Let's arrange a chat over coffee, usually Preston or Kirkham, and see if I'm the best wedding photographer for you both and your day.

Email me matt@mattherrington.co.uk or call/text 07872 177736

Matt
Matt Herrington
North West Wedding Photographer