To my clients, I am more than “just a photographer”, I am their friend and someone they trust when they need help. I've been told I go above and beyond my job as a photographer (as quoted from my past bride, Maddy)!
If there’s one thing that I believe you should ABSOLUTELY make room in your wedding budget for (aside from your photographer, of course), it’s the bridal bouquet.
The bridal bouquet is definitely one of the focal points for me when it comes to your wedding photography. I 100% recommend investing in your DREAM bouquet and investing less on your bridesmaid’s bouquets since they won’t be photographed as much.
I get it, florals can be quite pricey, so if it’s absolutely necessary for your budget (which means you can’t stretch it at all or make any room whatsoever), have the bridal bouquet be the only “real” one. Then, have the bridesmaid’s bouquets be fake flowers. Again, this is ONLY if necessary. It would be best if you could have all bouquets be real! Which brings me to my next point…
Real flowers trump fake flowers any day. Lots of people don’t know this, but fake flowers are actually difficult to photograph, meaning they don’t photograph nicely like real flowers do. Fake flowers tend to have a weird texture and shine to them that makes the end result not look great.
The bride’s bouquet is such a versatile piece of the wedding day, so here are a few of the ways it can be used:
I love using the bride’s bouquet as the backdrop for jewelry shots, detail shots, as well as the classic “bride holding her bouquet” shot.
For weddings that don’t have much decor in their reception space, I can make it look like there are florals everywhere just by taking the bridal bouquet and adding it to tables when I’m taking those centre piece/details shots.
Also, using the bride’s and bridesmaid’s bouquets as the head table centre piece is a great idea!
Of course, including the bride’s bouquet in your bride and groom portraits helps keep your photos feeling classic and timeless.
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