A fantastic way to maximize your hair and makeup trial run prior to your wedding is to have a bridal session which is a portrait taken of you in your dress. One of the bride’s I worked with in 2010, now one of my favorite people, came to the studio after her hair and makeup trial about a month before her wedding. Although, she wore her hair very differently for her wedding day, she was able to learn how it feels to be in her dress and make any necessary alterations.
We also took this opportunity to do a little something for her groom. Before slipping into her dress, she wore the shirt and tie he was planning on wearing for their wedding. He had no idea what we were up to and this part of the session was going to be a gift for him. I designed an 8×8 album with a collection of her bridal portraits and the intimate portraits for his birthday after the wedding. GREAT GIFT!
My vision for the location of her bridal portrait had to have open spaces as I wanted to keep the overall feel very simple yet a little moody. I chose Bug Light Park in South Portland. On our way to the park I spotted a field, overgrown with wild flowers that was just on fire with beautiful light.
And like a smart woman, she checked for spiders!
One of my favorite images from the session and a few others.
Feel free to get in touch to schedule your bridal session!
xoxo . . .