Why Bridal Portraits are Important by Deidre Ruth Photography

Like true southern women, we love to encourage all brides to consider having their bridal portraits taken prior to their wedding. While bridal portraits are very traditional and becoming more uncommon, we still believe they are so important to have. Not only will these beautiful pictures be displayed at your reception, but they will help you immensely on your wedding day!  A special thanks to our featured vendor, Deidre Ruth Photography, for sharing these gorgeous bridal portraits with us!

Bridal sessions are a complete run-through: Hair, make-up, your bouquet, your altered dress – all of these elements come together for your bridal portraits. This helps you see exactly what you’ll look like on your wedding day! Want to change your hair style? No problem. Need to tweak your bouquet? Can do! Your bridal session is your dress rehearsal before the big day!

Bridal sessions help you move comfortably in your dress: Let’s be honest, you’ve probably never worn such a heavy, long, big (or expensive) dress before so how can you be comfortable in it? During your bridal portraits you’ll be able to walk around in your dress for an extended period of time and get to know how it moves. This is so important when it comes to being comfortable on your wedding day!

Bridal sessions help your photographer: As a female, I’ll be the first to admit that I have the tendency to be very picky about my appearance in photos. That pickiness is only heightened on your wedding day which will probably be the most photographed day of your life. Taking bridal portraits helps your photographers understand how you feel the most beautiful! They’ll know which “side” is your favorite, which angles you don’t love, how to make you genuinely smile – all of which are so important on your wedding day!

Did you have a bridal session or are you considering one? Share with us below! Be sure to never miss out any wedding planning tips and tricks by following us on Instagram and Facebook!

Featured vendor: Deidre Ruth Photography

Vendors: Hair and makeup – Julianna McSwain and Lillian Smith with Elle Rae Salon |Dress – W Too from Sweet Heart Tree

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