The Tradition of the Bridal Portrait
A bridal portrait session is a fairly old and specifically Southern tradition that began in Europe. The bride schedules a portrait session focusing solely on herself which takes place well before the wedding day. She is photographed dressed in her wedding dress and She might also have her hair and makeup done by the same person she is planning on using for her wedding day. The resulting bridal photos are kept secret, and in many cases a large print from the session is later displayed at the wedding reception.
Why Should I Schedule a Bridal Portrait Session?
- Decide whether you want to change anything about your final look – One of the best parts about a bridal session is that you have the opportunity to see all of the elements put together. It’s not only exciting to see how gorgeous your hair and makeup look with your dress, but it also gives you the opportunity to tweak anything that doesn’t look the way you imagined. Hair and Make-up will be provided for your “bridals.” I have partnered with several hair and make-up artist in town. If you already have hair and make-up artists, I can work with them as well. Many brides do a trial run of hair and make-up before their wedding day, why not put your wedding gown on and have some amazing pictures taken while you are all made up?!
- Bridal portraits give you a bit more posing practice. You also get the chance to practice moving AND posing in your wedding dress. When the big day arrives, you’ll be a pro!
- Capture beautiful, stress-free bridal portraits. Scheduling a bridal session is the perfect time to capture photos of you all glammed up. You’ll still have photos taken of just you on your wedding day, but this is a chance to get extra special photos without being worried about your timeline. You just get to focus on looking amazing! You’re going to spend so much time planning out your bridal “look.” It makes sense to dedicate 1-2 hours of bridal photography to capture all of your hard work! Plus, I personally think it’s a lot of fun!
Why Danielle Trina Photography and not my wedding photographer?
Because I am only focused on “bridals,” I have created a full, high end, luxury experience centered around Bridal Portraits. The full Bridal Portrait package includes hair and makeup, a flower bouquet tailored to match your wedding flowers and colors, dry cleaning of your gown and a customized photo session based on your wishes. If you want a horse in your “bridals,” I can get you a horse.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson