Maybe you don’t want a bridal session because it just isn’t your “thang”. Many brides don’t.
Bridal sessions seem to be a southern tradition and a foreign concept to many northerners. Regardless, let’s assume you still want to have a test run on your make-up, hair, shoes, veil, undergarments and dress. And, you want to be able to share this advance viewing with your bridesmaids and family members to solicit their thoughts on your wedding creation. A very reasonable concept indeed. Why not take your wedding photographer to your dress fitting?
Lauren is getting married in December. Her dress was not ready yet but she knew her bridal salon (Serendipity) had the same dress in a larger size for her to try on. As every bride does, she collected pictures of hair styles that she felt would flatter her face, work best with her special head piece and compliment the style of her dress. Now for the real test. She has to find a hair stylist that can accomplish that special up-do, a make-up artist to enhance her natural features and then see how it looks with her dress. Next step, turn her wedding photographer (ME) loose to capture her every angle and provide quality images to review and analyze at home.
This session provides the photographer a chance to build a relationship with the bride, discover best angles and explore her personality nuances. The bride will learn a lot too, ie: she might find that she needs to spend time tanning without straps OR her artificial tanning product leaves her looking sickly yellow OR maybe her glittery eye shadow comes off pixalated in pictures. All good things to know in advance.
So take your wedding photographer to the dress fitting and study those images to perfect your ultimate look and enhance your confidence for your wedding day.
Photographer: Kim Francois, Francois Photography
Bridal Salon: Serendipity Bridal – West Anderson Lane, Austin