(Closed) Nervous about Bridal Portraits

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have been dying to share these pictures from Vintage Glam Weddings.

 

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ok, I know those are kind of out vintage-y but aren’t they beautiful!!!!

As for what you could do.  This is your chance to take cool pictures that you can’t on your wedding day.  On your wedding day you are limited to how far you can go.  But in your bridal session there is no limit.  Go on a trolley, to a park, a museum, a foresty area, a field etc.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I am doing a bridal session, and I found all sorts of different places to take pictures. Are there any old homes near you, or B&Bs? Also, downtown areas of small towns usually have some neat features to include.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You can go with the traditional shots and let your photographer guide you, but I’d spend a few hours looking around on sites like WB or on photographer’s blogs for inspiration, and also look for photos of weddings at your venue (if possible) to find inspiration. Then compile it all into a must-shoot list to give your photographer an idea of what you’re looking for.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You can go with the traditional shots and let your photographer guide you, but I’d spend a few hours looking around on sites like WB or on photographer’s blogs for inspiration, and also look for photos of weddings at your venue (if possible) to find inspiration. Then compile it all into a must-shoot list to give your photographer an idea of what you’re looking for.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Carrot Cake, think about a place you LOVE….. A place which makes you happy or calms you down after a long day. Is it a coffee shop, book store, or museum? Maybe you really like the theatre/ballet or going to the movies? Pick a place which speaks to your soul and shows through the photos a part of who you are as a person.

I am taking some of my bridal photos on an old boat in the Bayou (I live in south Louisiana) at dusk. I am VERY worried about falling in the water (and then there are those little things called alligators) but when my photographer (who is also my cousin) came up with this shoot idea, I had to agree that it would be cool.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh, don’t worry, I’m sure it will turn out fine! Being dressed up as a bride will bring about a lot of attention, but people will LOVE it. Plus, with the photographer there, people will understand what you’re doing. As far as how you feel in front of the camera, I’m sure the photographer can help you relax and help guide you. It will be great practice for pictures at the wedding, too. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Those shots from vintage glam are *beautiful*.

I love bridal portraits in places that are not where you’d imagine seeing a bride, if that makes any sense. It ends up looking so editorial and fab.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You could also do an after wedding session with you and your man. Do some fun “Trash the Dress” style portraits.

 

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