15 Detail Shots to Include in Your Wedding Photo Album

From the invitation to your "something blue," you'll want these photos to be captured.

While you'll likely have other must-have photos on your shot list, take a look at 15 detail shots you don't want to have your photographer miss.

Photo: Thisbe Grace Photography

When it comes to the images captured of your wedding day, your photographer likely has an idea of the types of shots you'll want in your wedding album: your "first look" – should you choose to have one, your first kiss as husband and wife, the first dance, as well as all of the décor you worked so hard to plan. With the busy timeline of the day, some details – such as the invitation you spent weeks deciding on and other seemingly small details – can get left on the back burner. All of these elements helped to create your special day, so it's important to have them featured in your album. 

Of course making sure you get photographs with the family members you rarely see, shots of the bridal party all dressed up as well as getting ready, and the rest of the must-have images are important; however, what will really allow you and future generations to experience the day all over again when looking through your album are those smaller elements that worked together to make your wedding what it was! On their own, they may seem minute, but they help to tell the story of your nuptials, and it's important to stress to your photographer that you want them captured on camera. 

While you'll likely have other must-have photos on your shot list, take a look at 15 detail shots you don't want to have your photographer miss, below! Since every couple has their own story, there may be other details not on this list that you want to have on film, and it's up to you to communicate this with your photographer.

1. Wedding Invitations

Gold & Blush Invitation Suite
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

2. Wedding Shoes

Large Crystal Designer Sandals
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events

3. Engagement Ring & Wedding Ring

Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring with Side Stones
Photo by The Day by Ira Lippke

4. Other Wedding JewelryEmerald & Diamond Bridal Earrings

Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Planning & Design by International Event Company

5. Bridal Garter

Baby Blue Rosette on Garter
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

6. "Something Blue"

Something Blue Heart
Photo by Walters & Walters

7. Wedding Bouquet

Blue & White Bridesmaid Bouquets
Photo by Tec Petaja; Floral & Event Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design

8. Wedding Boutonniere

Classic Multi-Flower Boutonniere
Photo by Studio This Is

9. Men's Accessories

Tuxedo with "The Groom" Embroidery
Photo by Maya Myers Photography

10. Welcome Wedding Signage

Wood Welcome Sign on Terracotta Tile
Photo by Jodee Debes Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

11. Signature Wedding Drinks

Bride's Signature Drink on Tray
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

12. Cocktail Napkins & Extras

Light Blue Wedding Hashtag Napkin
Photo by John Cain Photography

13. Escort Cards

Handmade Paper for Escort Cards
Photo by O'Malley Photographers

14. Wedding Dinner Menu

Rosemary Menu Decoration
Photo by Vue Photography

15. Additional Wedding Signage

Selfie Stick Signage
Photo by Tec Pataja; Floral & Event Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design