Feature Friday : Bridal Portraits

It's all about bridal portraits today, and we sure do love this one of Logan from her big day!

It’s all about bridal portraits today, and we sure do love this one of Logan from her big day!

Hey y’all!  Happy Friday!!

Bridal portrait sessions are a Southern tradition where the bride takes portraits (typically 1-2 months before the wedding) in her full wedding day attire – hair, makeup, jewelry, veil, bouquet, and of course, the dress.  After the portrait session, she selects her favorite along with the help of her photographer and mom generally to have a large portrait made up to display at her wedding reception.  This is often times positioned at the front of the entrance when you walk into the reception, or near the cake.

Our friends over at J & D Photography blogged about the importance of a bridal portrait session and we could agree more, or say it any better!  Check out their post here 🙂

We just LOVE to do a bridal portrait session to be able to give the confidence a bride needs to rock that gown and hair & makeup on the big day.  Sometimes, it takes some getting used to when you’re all done up in a fancy dress, with flowers, and a veil.  This is a great opportunity to get comfortable with it all, and to get comfortable with the camera!  It’s going to be pointed your way quite a bit on the wedding day, why not get a jump start with your posing.

We’ve been gathering photos to add to our galleries on our website and got a batch of beauties from Hayes and Fisk Photography that we just had to give some special attention to!

If you haven’t been to Dover Hall yet, you’re missing out!  They have the most jaw dropping backgrounds for bridal portraits for the brides who have their wedding there.  Talk about feeling like a princess in a castle, ladies this is the place!  We loved being a part of Maddy’s special day for her bridal portraits out there.

Everyone wants to be a princess on their wedding day, and Hayes and Fisk captures this feeling perfectly out at Dover Hall for our bride Maddy!

Everyone wants to be a princess on their wedding day, and Hayes and Fisk captures this feeling perfectly out at Dover Hall for our bride Maddy!

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The gardens at the Hayes and Fisk studio was the location of choice for Lou’s bride Melissa, who got married at Celebrations at the Reservoir.  The gorgeous waterfront property provided an excellent backdrop for her ceremony and reception and even more stunning photos!

Melissa's sweet session in the Hayes and Fisk gardens is the perfect backdrop for her bridal portraits!

Melissa’s sweet session in the Hayes and Fisk gardens is the perfect backdrop for her bridal portraits!

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If outdoor portraits aren’t quite your thing, don’t worry, studio portraits are an option too!  Make sure you find someone who specialized in studio portraits like Hayes and Fisk so that they know how to work all the right angles with the right lighting!  Check out Smy’s images…we just love them!

Smy

 

Smy

 

Or maybe you’re more of a “pictures on the day of” kind of gal… well Amanda rocked her wedding day look at The Jefferson and we have major CURL envy!  Just in case your wondering, those curls by Amanda, our resident curl master, lasted all through the night!  We were so overjoyed to see images from the end of the night and the proof that the hairstyle made it through the party!!

Amanda looking gorgeous in her bridal suite at The Jefferson after getting ready

Amanda looking gorgeous in her bridal suite at The Jefferson after getting ready

 

And this head piece?!?!? We love some sparkle!!

And this head piece?!?!? We love some sparkle!!

Amanda

So there you have it…these are the images you can only achieve through special time for your bridal portrait.  If we havent convinced you yet, I don’t know what will!  Go ahead and give us a call to schedule your bridal portrait session today!

 

 

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