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Brides usually have their bridal portraits taken a few weeks before their wedding. They are such a nice keepsake for both you and your family. On your wedding day, we will definitely take a few portraits of you, but more and more brides are opting to have a full bridal portrait session. Here are 5 reasons that you should have bridal portraits taken before your wedding.

1. You Can Take More Time With Them

Weddings are an uncontrolled event that follow a strict timeline. It is very important for us as photographers, sticks to wedding timeline, so that all of your wedding festivities stay on schedule. This means that we will have to move relatively quickly to capture all of the photos on your wedding photos list. Having bridal portraits taken before your wedding will allow us to spend more time at the photo session. As well we will be able to take more time, take more photos, and give you plenty of options to choose from. Moving more slowly through the session, will help you feel more relaxed and allow you to try out many different poses.

2. Use It As A Test Run

A bridal portrait shoot almost serves as a test run for your wedding day. It is the perfect opportunity to see how your entire bridal ensemble [ wedding gown, hair, makeup, accessories ] comes together. You can make any necessary adjustments before your actual wedding day. I also think this is a great opportunity to do a bouquet test run as well. Have your florist make up a mock wedding bouquet for you to use during your portraits, that way you can make sure it is exactly what you wanted.

3. You Can Go to More Locations

Having your bridal portraits taken before your wedding gives you so much more flexibility. On your wedding day, we will be somewhat limited with  locations, where we can photograph you.  If you have your bridal portraits taken before your wedding, you can take full advantage of your entire wedding venue. Your photos will have so much more diversity to them. You can also have your photos taken somewhere other than your wedding venue if you would like. You just have so many more options!

4. You Will Be More Comfortable on Your Wedding Day

You will feel so much more at ease posing for photos on your wedding day if you have bridal portraits taken before hand. By that time you will have a better idea of what to expect and know which poses are most flattering. Like this one with Aminah, where she was lying on the ground on her wedding dress all around her. You will also probably feel very comfortable working with us by that point.

5. It Is a Great Focal Point for Your Reception

If you have your bridal portraits taken before your wedding, you will have the opportunity to display it at your wedding reception. We can work together and choose your favourite bridal portrait. We can also assist you with printing and framing, so that it can be a focal point at your wedding reception. Guests will absolutely love it!

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