If you follow us on Instagram on Saturdays, you probably know that we love a good bouquet shot. It’s usually one of our first and favorite posts of the day, and we love that it’s the ultimate sneak peek of what the rest of the day will look like – the reception decor, the Bride’s dress, etc. Over time, we’ve kind of gotten the hang of the right angles, lighting, and placement for the perfect bouquet shot, and today we’re sharing a few tips to create your own #bouquetshot!
Tip # 1: Find a backdrop
This is KEY. First and foremost, we never want to get in the way of people who are trying to do their job (photographers, hair & makeup teams). So here, we really have to work with what we’re given. While we’d love to do every bouquet shot on a beautiful white bed in the window-filled room, we typically have to find a chair, couch, table, or even a cool floor to be the setting for our photo.
Bouquets: Megan (11.14.15) & Sarah (7.17.15) by Natural Beauties Floral
Tip #2: Place your bouquet
We typically opt for the flat lay (pictured on the left). We’ll hold the stems with one hand and then take a photo from bird’s eye view, cropping out our arm, obviously ;) But Bridget stepped way out of the box and used props in the photo on the right! Nice work Bridge! ;)
Bouquets: Julie (9.12.15) and Anna (9.6.15) by Kehoe Designs
Tip #3: When you can, get a white background
If you can find a bed or a white chair, jump on it. A white background almost makes the bouquet look 3D, and you can really see each and every detail, which we LOVE (and so will the florist!).
Bouquets: Bengi (7.25.15) and Arielle (7.18.15) by Revel Decor
Tip #4: Try different angles
If you have the time and space, then work with it! You can go for the classic, flat-lay bouquet shot (pictured on the left) or go crazy and stage all of the Bridesmaids’ bouquets.
Bouquets: Breanna (9.15.15) by StemLine Creative
And next summer, it’s all about the #BoutonniereShot. Stay tuned!