If you want my opinion, I’m a big fan of doing bridal portraits as a separate session. Everyone has really good intentions to take pictures on their wedding day (and some might even get a few good ones from their photographer), but often the wedding day is rushed and a bit frantic. With everyone looking for shoes, that particular color of lipgloss, or more bobby pins to keep the veil in place.
Why You Should Splurge for Bridal Portraits
There are a bunch of reasons why you shouldn’t wait till your wedding day to do bridals, but the biggest one is that it is so much more enjoyable! When you set up a separate date and time to do your bridal portraits, it is usually much more relaxed and laid back. The bride really has a chance to move around in her dress, see what everything is going to look like all together, and get a feel for what she wants. Jessica did her bridal portraits about a month before her wedding, and I was so excited to show off her gorgeous self that it was all I could do to not post some of the images right away! But we had to wait for her wedding day (which was Saturday), so now that she is officially Mrs. Page, I can share more of her loveliness with you!
Jessica and Chris, thank you so much for allowing me to be a small part of your special day! I hope that you are able to look back on these pictures (and all the ones you have from your wedding day!) and remember what a wonderful day it was, and that it was the celebration of the start of the rest of your life with your best friend! Hooray 🙂