Yay you’ve chosen to have your bridal portraits taken as part of your wedding photography package – I hope you get excited, because you’ll have a blast spending an hour feeling like a model! It’s so much fun getting to try out your wedding day look with bridal hair, makeup, & florals! It is truly a special experience, and you end up with gorgeous photos where the focus is all on YOU! I’d like to share a few tips for brides who are looking to book this package.
When planning on bridal portraits you must plan ahead with your dress fittings. Your tailor will need to be made aware of the date you need your final fitting for the portrait session. Most times I schedule these 3-4 weeks in advance.
Location, Location, Location
I geek out on location ideas because we live in such a beautiful place! I will literally drive to the top of Trail Ridge Road if your heart is set on it! Plus just think of those mountain images will we create! This of course will take some planning so let’s meet for coffee and discuss all the options indoors and out! I promise wherever we decide the images will knock you off your socks!
Hair & Makeup
I work with several hair and makeup artists that would be happy to assist with creating a unique look that’s all your own! Start pinning away and bring all of your ideas! This is the perfect time to “try” out that special look you’ve been dreaming of! Doing a hair trial is also a great way to calm your nerves for your actual wedding day. I can speak from experience with this one! The hair trial will set you free from any worry and will make sure you’re stylist can execute the exact look you’ve been dreaming of. Again I suggest you coordinate in advance with your stylists so their schedule can accommodate our session.
Make sure to contact your wedding day florist and let them know you are taking bridal portraits. Most florists will be able to provide a bouquet that matches the one you will carry down the aisle! Be sure to keep the bouquet in water until you arrive to your portrait location. I recommend you also schedule this 3-4 weeks in advance.
Last but not least bring a friend! This is your time to have fun and play around with your wedding day look! I even recommend making a playlist! If you forget no big deal I have Spotify and a portable speaker- I always have your back! The key to great shots is relaxing and just being yourself. I can’t wait to work with you to create images just like these!