In today’s world of wedding photography, we’re seeing more stylistic photos, which can provide amazing pictures of your special day. At the same time, some of the favored classics – like the bridal portrait – are not being done.
While styles change, there are a few things that never do: capturing your memories in the best way possible. The bridal portrait serves as the perfect opportunity to do just that.
There are two ways to capture your bridal portrait. Traditionally, the portrait session occurs a few weeks before the wedding and the pictures are used in wedding announcements sent to those unable to attend the wedding or placed in the newspaper. Some brides even display a beautifully framed print of their portrait close to the welcome table at their reception.
Photographing the bridal portrait before the special day has some benefits. It gives you an opportunity to get the shots you want without being rushed or worried about what your guests are doing. In addition, you can coordinate it with your hair and make up trial to make sure everything is perfect on your special day.
In today’s world, there’s also the bridal portrait that occurs on the wedding day, most likely before the bride walks down the aisle. While time is limited, these pictures can be particularly memorable as they capture the last moments before becoming a spouse. Some prefer this simply because it can be easier to work into schedules and truly captures the bride’s emotions on her wedding day.
For most brides, their wedding day is something they dream about from the time they were a little girl and first saw how special a wedding day experience can be. The traditional bridal portrait can capture the beauty of all these dreams.
In addition, the wedding dress is often the most expensive dress that a woman will ever wear. She often chooses to spend a little more on her jewelry, hair and make-up for her special day. This alone warrants some extra attention and focus on the bride!
No matter what photography style you choose for your wedding day, don’t forget the bridal portrait. It only takes a little time and can help you cherish the little details that may be shifted to the back of your mind as the years go on.
A gorgeous portrait can serve as a great gift for your husband, your parents and even your grandparents. Just like your mother’s wedding photos may have inspired your special day, the bridal portrait can do the same for your daughter.
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