I’m in love with shooting bridal portraits. Brides spend so much time choosing the perfect dress and then wear it one time. Their gorgeous dress then sits in the closet after the wedding begging to be worn againBridal portraits give you a chance to have a totally different look than you did on your wedding day. You could do a different hairstyle, maybe more dramatic or down with curls if you wore your hair up. You could add a statement piece or gorgeous jewelry or flower crown. And you could do a totally different makeup style, as well. I’ve been a bridesmaid 12 times and a bride myself and I can say that most women have a difficult time deciding which “look” to have on their actual wedding day. So, bridal portraits give you the chance to have fun and mix up your look. Or maybe you loved how you looked on your wedding day, but there wasn’t quite enough time to get the bridal portraits that you really wanted.
You could even do your bridal portraits BEFORE your wedding. That way, you will be able to see your dress from all angles and it can help you make a better decision about how to wear your hair and just your overall bridal “look” in general.
In the states, bridal portraits are very common in the south, but for some reason, the west and east coasts haven’t quite caught on to this yet.
I did a bridal portrait shoot with Erin in my studio and we were able to do a dramatic hair piece and change up her dress and look all together. Katie McMullen was there the whole time to change up her hair & makeup and we had so much fun. Erin wore dresses from BHLDN and they are seriously GORGEOUS. She wore both the Petra dress (the lace one with the stunning detail on the back) and the Bella, which converts from a full tulle skirt to a formfitting gown and my jaw dropped when I saw it. I would have worn this to my own wedding in a heartbeat.
Nikki Closser, Seattle Portrait Photographer | Seattle Senior Photos | Seattle Headshots | Michigan Headshots | Michigan Glamour Photographer