As a little girl, do you remember getting all dressed up for rehearsal the night before your BIG recital? You had to make sure your shoes weren't too big, your makeup looked good on stage and your costume fit just right. Well thats exactly how a bridal portrait session works except its much more fun and exciting! Although this has been a tradition in the south for many many years, brides still ask .. "Should I do a bridal session and is it worth it?" In today's post I'm going to share the top 4 reasons you should ABSOLUTELY have bridal portraits done before the BIG day.
Ok, so you've had this vision for months now and after picking your dress, shoes and accessories you're praying it all comes together with all of those hair and makeup looks you found on Pinterest. Once you've gotten all glam'ed up and perfected the final look, this is a time for you to get comfortable with your photographer ... try different poses, see what angles complement you best. You also want to walk, sit, dance and make sure you're comfortable in your gown ... If anything needs to be fixed, you've got plenty of time to send it off for alterations.
In a perfect world, nothing runs behind on wedding day buuut let's be honest ... you put a bunch of girls in one room with hair, makeup and Champagne and things are bound to fall off schedule. So when the timeline needs to be adjusted those gorgeous, magazine worthy photos tend to be the first to go. Having your bridal portraits done before hand saves so much time and stress, plus you get to take as many as you'd like without having to rush.
Who said your photos must be taken at your wedding venue? Think outside the box and go somewhere new, somewhere unique. Maybe there's a beautiful cliff nearby, overlooking the ocean or a field full of sunflowers with lots of natural lighting. Or maybe even a forest with tall oak trees and a wooden swing. The options are endless!
Have fun, there are no rules to this! Do you love to run? Maybe throw on a pair of your favorite running shoes under the dress and show them off. Do you love exotic animals? Maybe have a tiger, giraffe or a baby elephant join you for some photos. Do you love vintage cars or have a specific theme in mind, bring some props with you to have some fun with.