Have you wondered how to style the most beautiful flat lays?
It seems like laying out alllllll the pretty things in one photo would be the easiest thing to do, but it can be tricky to get it just right.
A flat lay is a “top down” (aerial) shot of a styled scene, normally incorporating the wedding stationery, some blooms, sometimes the ring(s). I want to share with you my best tips for nailing this shot.
- It should read from left to right and top to bottom
- Raise up paper elements to create more interest and provide depth. The main invitation should be raised above other paper elements to give it priority to the viewer.
- Ask the florist ahead of time for some extra blooms to style with. Feel free to tear petals or blooms off to be sure the floral elements don’t overpower the invitations. They should compliment it.
- Look for overall balance in the composition. You want to be sure your eye moves throughout the frame with ease and doesn’t get stuck anywhere.
- Using a ring box (like The Mrs. Box) can add a lot. Bring one if the bride hasn’t purchased one for herself! I promise you, you’ll use it!
- Bring a styling board (like one from The Locust Collection) to ensure you’ll have a clean, neutral backdrop that can be moved into pretty light. This is a great investment!
- Use complete shade to allow the invitations to shine. You don’t want shadows to draw attention away from them!
Learning how to style flat lays takes practice, but I know you’ll get it! I would love to see your flat lays using these guidelines – message them to me so @almondleaf so I can see your beautiful work!
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