5 Reasons to schedule a bridal session before your wedding

January 19, 2023

If you clicked on this because the words “bridal session” have you intrigued, I’ll start with what a bridal session actually is. Bridal sessions are a fairly old, and somewhat southern tradition of having the bride get fancied up in her gown before the wedding day and take some beautiful portraits. You might be thinking “Won’t I get those photos on the actual wedding day?” and the answer is: “Yes, of course! You will get some photos of just you all fancied up on your wedding day!” But I am about to explain all the reasons behind why scheduling a bridal session BEFORE your wedding day can be so beneficial.

Reason #1: YOU ARE GOING TO GET SOOOO MANY MORE PORTRAITS

Sometimes on the wedding day, things are so hectic or hair and makeup runs behind (or a number of other potential delays happen) and you may only end up with a handful of bridal portraits. These are the photos of you in your dress that you’ve likely paid thousands of dollars for. Hair and makeup that you’ve splurged on to look your best. The most beautiful bouquet you’ve ever held… the list goes on. And we absolutely hate when we can’t document that in a way that it deserves. A bridal session is our favorite way to highlight all of those details while you’re in your dress, looking your best, and the best part: NO TIME CRUNCH!

Dress from The Vow Boutique Makeup by Amanda Vicinelly Pro Makeup Artist Hair by Rachel Babb Wedding Hair Florals by Love Shyla

Reason #2: WE CAN RELLY TAKE THE TIME TO DOCUMENT YOUR WEDDING DETAILS

This means you will receive more images and we also have time to get creative. On a wedding day, we only allow ourself 1 hour for ALL of the wedding details. This includes both the bride and grooms details, the bouquet, the dress, any special items including heirlooms, etc. During a bridal session, we have the ability to get as creative as we want AND we will have tons of florals to incorporate in your flat lays because we will recycling your bouquet for it! 

Stationery by Paper Hearts Invitations

Reason #3: HAIR AND MAKEUP IS INCLUDED

Get pampered! The days leading up to the wedding are probably some of the most stressful and let’s be honest – it just feels good to take a few hours away from it all and go get pampered, right? Champagne anyone?! Chelsey has a professional hair/makeup artist come to the studio so it’s a one stop shop. This service is included in the price of your bridal session!

Makeup by Amanda Vicinelly Pro Makeup Artist Hair by Rachel Babb Wedding Hair

Reason #4: YOU WILL HAVE BRIDAL PORTRAITS BACK BEFORE THE WEDDING

So what does this mean? You can print them to display at your wedding! Guests are STUNNED when they walk in to your reception to see a large print of YOU because after all, didn’t you just get married like an hour ago? They really are showstoppers and your guests will love to see them!

Reason #5: THIS IS YOUR EXTRA CHANCE TO WEAR YOUR DRESS

I’m sure you’ve probably heard “You’re only going to wear it once” more than a few times during wedding planning. Well, what they didn’t know is that we are going to get the most out of that gorgeous dress! A bridal session is another chance to wear your dress that you fell so hard in love for! Document all the details; the front, the back, the sleeves, the beading.

To schedule your bridal session, you can contact Chelsey using the form below or email her HERE!

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