I just had to get some detail wedding shots for my advertising campaign!
You know me, I’m a sucker for detail. I love the standard full-body and wide angle shots just as much as the next person, but there’s something special about the small little things. They often tell much more story, don’t you think? As I’ve been taking photos to put into advertising, I couldn’t help but add some detail wedding shots.
There’s nothing like the classic ring shot. It’s classy, timeless, and my number one must-have detail wedding shot. I placed the two rings on a white sheet of cardboard. To add some color, I placed cream and dusty blue ribbons in the background. I used a shallow aperture, f/1.4, to blur it and focus on the rings.
This one’s pretty similar to the first one, settings-wise. I used the same background, added ribbons, and used a shallow aperture. However, for this one, I added some plants in the background. I tilted the bottles towards each other to help show their relationship.
After taking the ring, perfume, and stationary shots, many photographers would stop right there. But I don’t. Portrait details are my absolute favorite and I can’t miss out on an opportunity to take some.
As you can see from these two photos, I focused on two separate details: the boutonniere and the Groom’s tuxedo. It’s important not to get impatient and try cramming all of the details into one giant wedding detail shot. That just makes them look too busy. I’ve found that simplicity is key.
You may have noticed already but I don’t typically keep my subject’s face in the picture. Our eye is naturally drawn towards faces and they pull attention away from the details.
I really enjoyed taking these detail wedding shots and I’m sure they’ll be perfect for my advertising campaign! I also did another photoshoot on the beaches of Mexico for this campaign, check it out!