What an honor to have Rebecca Yale as the first featured artist of Aldona Styling Co.! Rebecca is considered by many in the wedding industry to be a master at styling flat lays, and the proof is in the pudding. Just take a look at these gorgeous images and be sure to sign up here to receive her "10 Tips to Better Wedding Day Flat Lays" guide!
From Rebecca... "In flat lay photography, composition is everything! When I'm shooting something flat I know I am simplifying it to its most basic shape. For a successfull flat lay I put those shapes in a composition that is pleasing to the eye by following the basic rules of composition including the rule of thirds, balance, the rule of odds, and using diagonals and triangles to lead my viewer’s eye.
There's a lot of other elements that go into a flat lay, but the place I always start is with composition. From there I like to think about my color story and how the detail image will fit in with the rest of the wedding day or editorial shoot's images.
I feel the detail shots, especially the wedding invite is the introduction to the wedding day and should echo the color and mood of the other photos to come. I always want to make sure my images have a lot of visual interest and adding different textures is a great way to do that. That's where incorporating trays, ribbons, ring boxes or other items can really take a photo to the next level and keep a viewer engaged.
I also always use risers to give my images dimension as you can see in the image of me styling the papers are all on different levels creating some shadow and dimension in the frame."
*Note: Items in images were not supplied by Aldona Styling Co.