Are you going to do bridal portraits or a couple’s photo shoot before your wedding? Perhaps you’re planning a wedding shoot before or on the big day itself?
That’s something I wish we added to our wedding photo list. We have plenty of photos of the two of us together, but dedicated bridal portraits or wedding photos of just us set against a gorgeous backdrop? That sounds incredible. And an excuse to wear my dress again / see him in his suit again? Count me in!
On the wedding day itself, you can carve out some time to take bridal portraits, or even a combined wedding couple photo shoot. But in the hustle-and-bustle of the ceremony and reception, along with other must-have wedding pictures, it can be tough to carve out enough time to make it happen.
That’s why some couples are opting for bridal portraits on a day other than the wedding, simply because you can have more time.
GOOD-TO-KNOW TIP: The recommended time frame for taking bridal portraits is 3-4 weeks before the big day.
And another good reason to get bridal portraits taken: you’ll be more comfortable in front of the camera on the actual wedding day. It’s a real win-win.
Bridal Portraits Inspiration
If you’re looking for some inspiration on what poses to include or what a bridal portrait session looks like, you’ll find it right here!
We’re honored to share this beautiful wedding photo shoot from photographer Kilmer Kreations, styled by Elsyium Photos. This inspiration shoot took place at the incredible Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona.
We also want to give shout-outs to other vendors who contributed to this shoot including flowers by Celebration Flair, Rug by The Boheme Project, Dress by Something Borrowed Bridals, and Hair/Makeup by Laura Barton.
Now… on to the photos! You’re going to love these.
Bridal Portrait Session
For your photo shoot, here’s a few tips on what to wear / bring.
– wear your bridal gown / suit / whatever you are wearing at your wedding
– get your hair and makeup done so you can look your best for photos
This is a great opportunity to do a hair + makeup run-through with your hair stylist / makeup artist ahead of your wedding day.
It’s nice to add a bouquet as a prop for the photos. It doesn’t have to be as large as your bridal bouquet.
For this wedding shoot, they included a rug as a fun addition / photo prop for a pop of color and boho inspiration.
Ah, so lovely! Thank you to Miranda for sharing these gorgeous photos with us! We hope it inspires you to add a photo shoot to your list of essential wedding pictures.
– To book your wedding photography by Kilmer Kreations, you can contact Miranda and see more photos on her website here. Kilmer Kreations is based in Provo, Utah.
If you have questions about your wedding photos or an upcoming bridal portrait session, just ask! Miranda is awesome to work with. :)
Are you getting bridal portraits done?
Yes or no? Tell us in the comment box below! We’d love to hear from you.