Tips + Techniques

The Details Matter: Capturing Wedding Detail Shots

December 19, 2023

By Kiamarie Lambert

There’s nothing I love more than capturing the love my couples have for one another. But sometimes the bride and groom’s wedding details take a backseat to the actual couple and their wedding day.

I’m here to tell you that the details matter, too! Although small, they have a huge voice in telling a beautiful love story through and through.

© Kait Lambert Photography

On wedding days, we see family heirlooms passed down as the “something borrowed,” or the bride’s mother’s gown made into the stem wrapping for the bouquet, or even the most beautiful and elaborate shoes, earrings, bracelets, and so on! The list of heartfelt, pretty items I see on the wedding days we capture is endless!

I make sure to go over with the couple all the items I would like ready for me when I arrive. Whatever they have, I want it. Invitations? Let’s see them. Menus? Hand them over. Pretty ring boxes? (I love The Mrs. Box.) I’ll take those, too!

© Kait Lambert Photography

In fact, all of these detail photos make for amazing spreads in my couples’ wedding albums. A photo of a bouquet can be the background on a two-page spread as seen here in my online wedding album, Boutique.

Don’t let all the hard work your clients put into the wedding details be forgotten. Make sure to educate them on how important those memories will be. Encourage them to put together a box of the items they want to remember forever, so you can put them in front of the cameras to make lasting memories!

Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared on Kiamarie Lambert’s blog. 

[Read: Photo Advice from a Top Earner: Kiamarie Lambert Q&A]


Award winning and internationally published New Jersey wedding photographer Kiamarie Lambert captures bright, romantic, joy-filled weddings on film and digital cameras. Kiamarie’s weddings are featured on some of the most popular online wedding blogs and in print worldwide and on Nikon’s social media accounts. In 2018, she was one of Nikon’s top 100 photographers. In 2021, she was named a Style Me Pretty “Little Black Book” Photographer. She hosts sold out workshops across the US, speaks at multiple conferences yearly and mentors often. You can catch her at WPPI in March of 2024 with her photo walk, “Stop Being Shy and Start Posing Your Couples Better.”

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