A bridal portrait session is a fairly old and specifically Southern tradition. This is a time for you to take portraits in your wedding gown, typically including the full bridal ensemble. These portraits are usually taken (at least) one month before your wedding date and can be taken at your wedding venue or at another location of choice. Bridal sessions are incredibly beautiful and can provide a wonderful keepsake for you, your partner or even your family members long after the fact.
This session can also be a way to shake off any pre-wedding jitters and spend time focusing on yourself in a low-pressure setting. Seeing the full bridal ensemble beforehand can ease your nerves leading up to your wedding day. It’s also a good opportunity to utilize a hair, makeup, and bouquet trail before the big day.
A few favorites from Courtney’s Bridal Session at the Merrimon Wynne House this past fall.
Film images processed by Goodman Film Lab.