much to make a pretty image. One vase with one peony would make me happy and keep me busy for a while! Those flowers are so photogenic! So often brides get so overwhelmed with having a MILLION DETAILS! I understand this. I was one of those brides! I wanted details everywhere and they WERE EVERYWHERE. I went a little overboard. However, not every wedding has to have over the top decor on every table. Simple is good! In this Wedding Wednesday post I’m going to show you just how many detail shots can be taken from just a simple bridal party table display. This was just ONE piece of Buddy and Jill’s beautiful farm wedding a few weekes ago.
I used all of the old vases and dishes that Jill had been collecting the last few months and then filled them with tulips and carnations from Martins and Walmart! Who knew?! The fact is, simple clusters of flowers with a few vintage details can go a LONG way. If you allow your photographer to have time to shoot details WELL…. they should be able to make one display look like a million little details! So brides, sometimes the best way to have a super detailed “look” at your wedding is to have a bridal party table that is decked out in your theme and colors and then have more simple centerpieces. There is nothing wrong with that at all! That’s what I did for my wedding! There was no way I could have had detailed place settings for 400+ people!!! Ah! No way! So I had a detailed bridal party table with place settings and name cards and then vintage birdcages, tall twigs and moss on the 8foot round tables for guests. This saved us a ton of money but our wedding still looked extremely detailed and most of that is because of the images of the bridal party table! See for yourself! :
Our Bridal Party Table
Image on the LEFT: Our centerpieces on the guests tables. To see ALL of our wedding details click HERE!
And now here are some examples of how Buddy and Jill’s bridal party table went a LONG way! I think I used 4 bunches of Tulips and 3 bunches of carnations! Not bad!
This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Paige, like a lot of our brides, is a photographer herself! She’s talented, full of life, energetic and creative. I felt the pressure to take this location that she knows well and make it look fresh and knew to her!! Nikhil is an audio engineer for Apple (which we think is fascinating!) and despite hardly ever wearing a suit, he wore one for Paige and made all of her outfit dreams come true!
I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!
I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.