As photographers we strive to capture the personality and style of the bride and groom, and one way we are able to do that is by capturing their details. Not all, but most of the images in this blog post are purposely composed of detail shots. Detail shots are important for bringing to life the personality of the wedding day and of the couple. Every detail sets one wedding apart from another. A wedding can be a bit of a blank slate until the details start to pile in. Details help to define the mood and to set the tone of the big day. For Julie + Steve’s wedding day the details shots spoke volumes about them. Simple, clean and classic, their wedding day was intimate with friends and family whom they wanted to share their day with. Julie + Steve are laid-back by nature and they chose a calm, serene environment to help celebrate their memorable wedding day.
GEAR: In order for us to capture close-up shots that are crisp, clean, and detailed we use a 100mm Canon macro lens. We often use our Canon macro lens for engagement & wedding ring shots. This lens is so sharp, it never fails to produce high quality images. For most other detail shots we use our 50mm Canon lens, which is also great to use for portraits and low light settings.
WEDDING DAY TIP: A friendly tip we try to remind our couples to do before their wedding day is to get their rings professionally cleaned. When photographing their engagement and wedding bands in detail, a clean and polished band can really go a long way. Our lenses can pick up on every little detail and often times when we are photographing the wedding rings, finger prints, lotions, hair and smudges can be seen or caught on the stone or band. Also, polishing and cleaning the rings make them extra sparkly! and who wouldn’t want that on your wedding day?
Thank you Julie + Steve for a fabulous time on your wedding day!
With much love and gratitude <3
~ Keith + Crystal
Photographer: Red Apple Tree Photography; Videographer: Cinema Couture; Planner: By Invitation Only; Flowers: American Floral; Wedding & Reception Venue: Millstone at Adams Pond
Hair and Makeup: Eye Brow Junkie Jamie Tran; Caterer: Southern Way; Cake: Parkland Cakes; Reception Music: Big Time Entertainment