Why Every Bride Should be Doing a Bridal Portrait Session in Raleigh, NC
Everyone enjoys looking back thru the piles of amazing photos taken of their wedding day. North Carolina brides love to reminisce back to how absolutely stunning they looked and felt in that dress, with their hair and makeup done up. What a great time to utilize this opportunity, so nows the time to take advantage of how amazing we look in our wedding gown and get as many snapshots as we possibly can!
Maybe you scored that amazing one-of-a-kind vintage dress, or a dress by your favorite designer and you want to relive it every day by hanging a picture in one of your rooms. Or maybe it’s that your dress was handed down to you by me-maw and you want to remember how incredible it felt to wear the same exact dress that she did. If any of this sounds remotely familiar, then you should be booking a bridal portrait session!
What is a Bridal Portrait Session in Raleigh, NC?
A Bridal Portrait Session typically takes place about two months prior to the wedding. The bride will traditionally get together with the photographer, her hair and makeup people, etc., they pick an amazing location and have a fun little portrait session.
Reasons to be doing a Bridal Portrait Session:
In most cases, the day of the wedding has a very tight timeline and on this day of all days, you really don’t want to feel like you are having to rush to do everything. If your time is not managed properly it can be a lot of work to fit all the photos into your timeline. You will need to account for the time it takes to get all of your ‘getting ready’ photos, family photos, bride and groom photos, wedding party photos, and so on. If you have the affordability to plan a bridal portrait session ahead of time, it is one less thing you need to worry about trying to fit into the timeline on the day of your wedding.
Are you one who has chosen to wear a dress and/or veil that was handed down to them by their mother, grandmother or mother-in-law? In that case, you may want to use this extra time to capture all of those beautiful details of the dress and/or veil. It may also mean a lot to whoever handed down the dress and/or veil to have a picture of it in their home. Many brides also choose to have a print displayed at the reception for guests to sign or images printed to present to others on the day of the wedding. It could also be that your father is the overly sentimental type, he might appreciate a picture of his little girl in her wedding gown.
Hair and Makeup Test Drive:
Most Raleigh area brides will jump at the chance to do a trial/test run of their hair and makeup before the day of the wedding, just to make sure they absolutely happy with it! This is the perfect opportunity, and it simply makes sense that you would have your dress handy to snap some photos and free up some time for other photos on the day of the wedding.
Practice Photo Session:
If you fit into the category of couples working with your wedding photographer for the first time, this also allows you to spend a bit of time prior to the wedding getting to know your photographer. Picking that perfect spot in Raleigh to do a short Bridal Session with your photographer gives you the ability to see how they work for first hand, find out how you two vibe and maybe even give you that peace of mind you needed to assure you that your big day is gonna go off exactly as planned!!
Complete Weddings + Event in Raleigh, NC
Whatever reason it may be… if you decide that you should be doing a bridal portrait session, Complete Weddings + Events Raleigh has an amazing team of talented photographers that will turn your dreams into a reality. We offer convenient 90-minute sessions that allow you and your photographer plenty of time to capture those creative images of you looking gorgeous in your wedding gown.
For more information, email [email protected] or call (919)713.3854. It would be our pleasure to answer whatever questions you may have about any of our packages, pricing, or bridal sessions in general. Complete Weddings + Events Raleigh can be your ‘one-stop-shop’ for DJ, Photography, Videography, Coordination, Lighting, and Photo Booth services.