Bridal portrait sessions are a very popular tradition in Texas and Southern weddings
5 Reasons To Plan A Bridal Session
Wedding dresses, wedding invitations, bridesmaids, wedding cakes, engagement rings, a wedding planner; there is a lot that goes into making a wedding a beautiful and momentous day. It can get stressful, and sometimes overwhelming. With that said, why not consider a bridal shoot? And if you're unsure of what that is, here's all you need to know:
It's a one-on-one session with your photographer where the bride participates in a photography shoot in her full wedding attire. Typically these shoots will occur before the wedding and should not be confused with pictures taken with your groom by your photographer of choice on the big day.
Sounds fun, right? If you need more convincing, here's 5 reasons to consider a bridal shoot:
1. Something for You
Relax! It's time to de-stress and enjoy some "me time." Planning a wedding can become overwhelming, and you may be surprised what some time getting dolled up, having your makeup done and It is the perfect opportunity to see how your entire bridal ensemble [ wedding gown, hair, makeup, accessories ] comes together. Plus, it's fun!
2. Your Wedding Gown
You'll have plenty of pictures with friends and family on the dance floor or at the altar, but what about showing off your outfit? Make the best of your investment and consider putting it on display at your wedding sign-in table at your wedding reception.
3. Spend time with your Photographer
A relationship with your photographer is important. The more he/she gets to know you, and the more discuss the wedding, the more they will understand your tastes and style, resulting in an even better overall experience. You will feel so much more at ease when posing for photos on your wedding day. By the end of the session you will have a better idea of what to expect on your wedding day.
4. More Photography Ideas
Location, location, location! Most brides choose to have their bridal portraits done at the wedding location, and by being able to explore the area beforehand, you're giving yourself plenty of time to stake out all of the great spots for beautiful photographs with friends and family.
This is what it's all about. When the day has come and gone and you celebrate your wedding anniversary for years down the line, you can look back on it with smiles, laughs and love. A bridal shoot showcasing your lovely gown will only add to the memories and bring you back to how great you felt walking down the isle in a gorgeous outfit.
If you're ready to schedule a bridal shoot, please contact us, and let's get started and book your bridal session today.
Common Questions When booking a Bridal Session:
When should I schedule bridal session?
- You should have your bridal portraits taken 3-4 weeks before your wedding if possible. By that point all of your final alterations on your wedding dress should be completed. That also leaves plenty of time to have your favorite portrait from your session to be printed and framed to display at your wedding reception.
Where should I have my bridal portraits taken?
- Your wedding venue is a really great location to have your bridal portraits taken because there will be sentimental value. You can also travel to other locations around the city that you like but won't be able to get to on your wedding day.
Should I have my wedding bouquet in the photos?
- It is up to you! I think it is a great idea to include your bouquet in some of your photos. However, we will have time to get a few of those images on your actual wedding day. I know bouquets aren't cheap.
How large should I get my bridal portrait printed?
- 16 x 20 is a really great size to have your bridal portrait printed. It is large enough that it will catch your attention without being too over the top. Of course you can go slightly smaller [ 11 x 14 ] or slightly larger [ 20 x 24 ]. It just depends what you prefer! Just remember it is Texas...so go big or go home, right?