Most of the couples that come to me know what an engagement session is. When I say bridal session, however, there’s sometimes a bit of confusion. Some couples don’t know what it is. That’s why I thought I should talk about them and why they’re essential here. You see, if done right, a bridal session can be an excellent idea. In this article, I talk about bridal sessions and four reasons why you should have one.
What Is A Bridal Session?
A bridal session is when the bride gets dressed in her wedding attire for photos before her wedding. It’s a way to guarantee that she has her photos back in time to display them. Some brides choose to show one big picture, while others prefer to have several small photos around their reception area. A bridal session also has other advantages. It can even save you some headache where your wedding day is concerned. Here are four other reasons why you should have a bridal session.
It’s A Great Way to Take Advantage of Your Hair and Makeup Trial
It would be best if you had a hair and makeup trial before your wedding. It’s a great way to ensure that the professionals you hired know what they’re doing. You also want to be sure that the look you’re going for works for you. But after your trial, you’ll probably be all glammed up with nowhere to go. Why not schedule a bridal session afterward? This way, you can also see how your look fits with your wedding dress and your other ensembles. You can also reduce the number of images your photographer has to take on your wedding day because they can be taken at your bridal session instead. Things like photos of your dress, shoes and other details can be gotten out of the way.
It Can Help You Shake Off Your Pre wedding Jitters
A bridal session is a good time to take your wedding dress for a test drive. At bridal shops, brides only get a chance to try on their dress in front of mirrors. With a bridal session, you can walk around in it and really get the feel of it before your wedding. All these serve as a way to prepare you ahead of time, so you’ll feel less jittery because the experience will be one you’ve already had. You’ll have seen yourself looking beautiful in your dress in a low-pressure setting and at your own time. You’ll also get a chance to be comfortable in front of the camera and your photographer.
Make It a Party with Your Groom or Have A Girl’s Day Out
Many brides choose to invite their groom to their bridal session. It creates an opportunity to get an excellent first look photo and many others. You could also invite your mom, sisters, best friends and even your dog! It can be like your pre bachelorette. You can then put them to work fluffing your veil and generally have fun.
A Dream Location
Your bridal session is a great way to get images of yourself in a lovely location that you may not be able to get on your wedding day. If you’re thinking of two places where your photos would look fabulous, it may be too much of a hassle to go to both on your wedding day. Especially if both locations are far apart. With a bridal session, however, you can get images at both places. Just use one as the location for your bridal session and the other for your wedding day photo session.
If you like the idea of a bridal session and are looking for a photographer to capture yours in South Carolina, search for no further. Here at Ray Photography, capturing your important moments and producing great images that last a lifetime is my passion. Contact me today!