What is the purpose of bridal portraits?
By taking bridal portraits ahead of time, your photographer already knows that you have those shots that you love, which allows them to focus more time on getting photos of you and your groom together. It also gives you the chance to get more photos in your wedding dress that you otherwise probably won’t have time for.
What is a bridal photo shoot?
Bridal sessions are a common addition to today’s wedding photography. This *might* vary between photographers, but usually, a bridal session is a photography session prior to the actual wedding day where you put on your dress and have photos taken of yourself in your complete bridal look.
Are bridal portraits necessary?
The tradition of displaying a bridal portrait at the wedding reception is still prevalent in weddings today and if you opt to display one, a bridal portrait shoot is necessary in order to do so.
Are bridal portraits a southern thing?
While a common practice in the south, bridal portraits originated in Europe. Originally oil paintings done for royalty and wealthy families, bridal portraits were a way for the bride’s family to remember the special day.
What do I need for bridal portraits?
How To Prepare For Your Bridal Portrait SessionPlan ahead and schedule early. Consider a weekday. Have a rain plan and rent a venue! Book your hair + makeup trial. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring a coat or blanket if it’s cold – or, if you want to go the extra mile, bring a fur stole! Don’t stress about being outside in your dress. Bring your jewelry and veil.
How long do bridal portraits take?
about 30 minutes
How far in advance do you take bridal portraits?
roughly one to two months
When should we take wedding photos?
Between the ceremony and reception: This is probably the most popular option; the newlyweds and wedding party gather at the front of the ceremony site and take pictures while guests wait outside or travel to the reception for cocktail hour. (Don’t make your guests wait for hours though!)