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This is Why You Should Have Bridal Portraits Taken

January 19, 2021

If you’re toying with the idea of getting your bridal portraits done before your wedding day, we’re here to let you know that you should definitely go through with it. There are so many advantages to having your bridal portraits taken early: they take off stress from your big day, they’re a way for you to run-through your wedding day ensemble and they also provide an opportunity to wear your dream dress more than once! Talk about a wedding day game-changer. 

Below—our top reasons for taking bridal portraits before your special day: 

They’re the ultimate wedding day stress-reducer: 

What can put you more at ease on your wedding day than knowing that you already have stunning photos of yourself in your dream gown? Weddings are unpredictable, so taking bridal portraits a month or two before your big day will let you rest easy as you prepare to walk down the aisle. 

It’s the perfect excuse to wear your wedding dress more than once: 

Let’s be honest, we all know you want to wear your breathtaking gown more than once and taking bridal portraits is the perfect way to fulfill that dream. This is also the perfect opportunity to try out your entire wedding day ensemble in order to get a better idea of how you’ll look walking down the aisle. Pro tip: ask your florist to create a duplicate of the bouquet you’re wanting to hold so that you can really get the whole picture. 

They allow for more creativity: 

When it comes to bridal portraits, there’s no need to be stressed. You and your photographer pretty much have creative freedom when it comes to capturing your bridal beauty. Let your personality shine by posing for images at your favorite spot in town or by doing something you love. The possibilities are pretty much endless!

You get to take full advantage of your wedding venue: 

If you only take images on your wedding day, you might be missing out on being captured throughout your entire wedding venue. Bridal portraits allow you and your photographer to take your time and explore every area of your venue. Just look at the images below from Svetlana Photography! She was able to capture this beautiful real bride in all corners of Villa St. Clair, resulting in stunning photographs. 

They’re the perfect way to preserve this momentous time in your life: 

Bridal portraits are also just great memorabilia to have as you embark into married life. 10 or 20 years from now, you’ll be able to reflect on where and who you were as you prepared to get married by looking at these photos. These portraits are the definition of priceless. 

They make for great decor at your wedding reception: 

Finally, you can use your bridal portraits as beautiful focal points at your wedding reception. Many brides choose to print them out on canvas or create photo books of all of their favorite images for people to flip through. There’s no doubt guests will be gushing over how breathtaking you look!

Ready to begin planning your dream wedding—bridal portraits and all? Check out our wedding packages page for more details on getting married at our one-of-a-kind venue in Austin, TX, and let the romance begin!