If you’re reading this, you’re probably in the exciting throes of wedding planning, and I’m thrilled to be part of your journey. Today, we’re going to dive into one of the most enchanting aspects of your big day – wedding bridal portraits! Whether you’re a Connecticut local or planning a destination wedding here, let’s explore how we can make your wedding bridal portraits feel authentic to you.
Let me start off by saying, I know you’re probably not a professional model. And that’s perfectly fine, you don’t need to be! The job of any Connecticut wedding photography is to provide you with direction and the space to let go of the idea that you need to be a certain type of way to have beautiful portraits. If you look back at your bridal portraits and don’t see the true you in them, then I haven’t done my job. Wedding bridal portraits will make you feel more beautiful than you ever have. They’re more than just photos. These capture that glowy bridal radiance, the anticipation in your eyes, and the love in your heart. Here’s how we can make them unforgettable.
Picture this: You, in your stunning wedding dress, surrounded by a backdrop that complements your style. Connecticut offers a plethora of gorgeous settings, from lush gardens to historic estates and charming beaches. Consider the vibe you want and let’s brainstorm the perfect location for your bridal portraits.
When choosing a location for your wedding bridal portraits keep in mind that this will be the backdrop of your wedding photos. Everyone likes to say “we can just photoshop that out,” but the reality is that we should be curating the photo to reflect real life. Think of your photos and if you think you need to rely on photoshop to match your ideal wedding bridal portraits, revisit booking that hotel, airbnb or venue.
Lighting absolutely matters. It’s the crux of photography and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Of course we have equipment to work in any lighting situation, but indoors or out, finding the best situations for lighting will elevate your bridal portraits to a whole new level. Keep this in mind when scheduling your photo session. We’ll work together to ensure we capture you in the best light – literally!
Your wedding gown is the star of the show, and your bridal portraits are the moment it takes center stage. Be sure to have your dress professionally steamed or pressed before your session. It’ll make a world of difference in how you look and feel. Get your dress steamed by a bridal salon as close to your wedding day as possible. A professional salon will fill the dress with the right supplies to hold it’s shape and pack it correctly. Don’t skip this step if you want your wedding bridal portraits to be a stress free situation for you.
Veils, hairpieces, jewelry – these accessories add personality and flair to your bridal look. Find the perfect balance, ensuring every detail complements your style while keeping the focus on you.
One of my favorite mentors always says a wedding day is both a marathon and a sprint. Consider your wedding bridal portraits session as the sprint. Be well-rested, stay hydrated, and don’t forget to eat a light meal before your shoot. Feeling your best will shine through in your photos. I’ve got your back when it comes to posing and documenting your truest self. We’ll start with some classic poses and then add in your unique personality. The goal is to capture the real you, not a stiff mannequin.
While posed shots are fabulous, some of the most cherished bridal portraits are candid moments that capture genuine emotions. Laugh, twirl, and enjoy the moment!
Your wedding photographer is your storyteller, your memory keeper, and your friend throughout the day. Trust their expertise, and let them guide you through the process. We’ve seen it all and know how to make you shine.
If you’re feeling a bit camera-shy, consider scheduling an engagement or pre-wedding shoot. It’s a fantastic way to get comfortable in front of the lens and build trust with your photographer.
Your wedding day is a whirlwind of love, laughter, and precious moments. Bridal portraits are a glimpse into that beautiful journey. Remember, it’s not just about creating stunning images; it’s about capturing the essence of your love story.
So, gorgeous brides, are you ready to make your wedding bridal portraits shine? Let’s embark on this magical photography journey together. Contact me today, and let’s create memories that will last a lifetime. Your love story deserves nothing less.