Getting ready is a great way to incorporate detail shots into your wedding images. The bride (and some grooms) have spent much of their time over the last year planning every detail of their wedding day. Throughout the album you can show these details in various ways. One way we like to incorporate detail shots, is by breaking the items down to time and place.
Many detail shots can be captured while the bride and groom are getting ready before the ceremony. Other detail shots are captured during the ceremony or reception; each place can potentially be an integral shot to the day, depending on the details the couple have created for their day.
As a photographer, it's important to talk to your bride and groom and find out how things are going, and what these "detail treasures" look like. It will help ensure you capture the important elements that not only look good, but that are important to the bride and groom as well.
Regardless of whether you talk to the bride and groom beforehand, it's important to stay vigilant throughout the day and look for opportunities to show off details that they may have forgotten to mention. After all, that's one of the many differences between a professional photographer and just having "uncle joe" shoot the wedding.