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Bridal sessions are becoming popular once again as brides are choosing to have this private time carved out of their engagement season. A bridal portrait session allows a beautiful bride the opportunity to prepare for her Big Day with a private session devoted to her. Bridal portraits do not always happen at golden hour on the wedding day, in fact they usually occur much earlier in the day’s timeline. So a bridal portrait session months prior to the big day provides those gorgeous images in the prettiest light of the day.
We can also have free reign of the venue to photograph in areas private and unpopulated. I also recommend pairing the bridal portrait session with the trial hair and make up session booked with a bride’ hair and make up professional. And of course, I highly recommend speaking to your florist about designing a special bouquet for the bridal portrait session. I also photograph bridal sessions in both film and digital format…even for brides who have booked a fully digital wedding package! Bridal Portraits also make the perfect wedding day surprise for your groom! And I promise not to share them with anyone until after the Big Day!
THE PERFECT Gift
"Bridal portraits make the perfect gift to yourself and your groom. They give you the opportunity to see yourself in images before the wedding day without the crowds and in the prettiest light of the day. And what a wonderful surprise gift for your groom!"
- Michelle Lieb of Lieb Photographic
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Ava Laurénne Bride is not only the premier bridal boutique in Virginia, but it is also a new wedding ceremony space nestled in the heart of historic Fredericksburg. The building was built as a bank in 1927 and was since renovated with the original steel vault still in tact. It's the perfect location to buy your wedding gown AND photograph your bridal portraits! Click HERE to see more.
Rixey Manor is a gorgeous, historic manor with sprawling rooftop views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rixey Manor offers exclusive use of their Virginia wedding venue for the entire day or weekend. The manor boasts four charming bedrooms, ceremony space in front of the manor or on the rooftop, a white and bright ballroom, as well as a permanent tent pad in the back of the manor. These all make wonderful spots for bridal portraits as well! Click HERE to see.
Once Ava Laurénne became an intimate wedding venue as well, Wendy Rivera of Ava Laurénne Bride and Wendy Mercer of Gatherings by Mercer wanted to showcase the space as well as the possibilities for bridal portraits here. So we planned this hybrid inspirational shoot, photographed in both digital and film formats. Click HERE to see more.
This 121 acre estate is host to multiple gorgeous settings for your day. The renowned Georgian Mansion, with restored period features is steeped in heritage and charm. The entire Great Marsh Estate is located close to the town of Warrenton, Virginia and is only an hour drive to Washington, DC. It's a beautiful place for your bridal portrait session. Click HERE to see more.
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"Walden Hall offers a literary-inspired space named after Henry David Thoreau’s famous Walden. At Walden Hall, the grounds are lush and green and the fainting room in the Walt Whitman Suite is a perfect place for bridal portraits as well as bridal boudoir.
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I have photographed bridal portraits in multiple states and am available for travel. Let's talk about where you'd like to go!
Blushing Bridals combine a modest bridal boudoir with your bridal portraits. They make the perfect surprise gift for your groom! And don't worry...I NEVER share them publicly unless you want me to. And no bridal portraits are shared online until after the wedding day.
No one wants rain on their bridal portrait day! So let's reschedule. I schedule bridal portraits on weekdays during golden hour.
A thousand times YES! A bridal portrait session provides the opportunity for a bride to prepare for her Big Day with a private session devoted just to her. Bridal portraits do not always happen at golden hour on the wedding day, so a session months prior to the big day provides those gorgeous images in the prettiest light of the day. And they make the BEST surprise wedding day present for the groom! Be sure to search the blog for "bridal" to see many more.
Yes I do! I have a wonderful and exclusive list of preferred wedding professionals. I highly recommend using your trial run for your bridal portrait day and coordinate it with a date after your fitting. We can work at making sure the timing is just right. I provide all of my booked couples with a comprehensive online bridal guide complete with preferred professionals. Find out more about my process HERE.
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I understand that you want photographs you can't stop looking at because they capture an authentic joy encased in a romantic, classic image of you at your best moments together. That's why I plan to be fully present with you, listening to your questions and your vision, encouraging you and showing you how beautiful you are together. Serving you well and creating a curated collection of fine art images of your favorite moments is at the heart of what I do. I want to bless you by making this process fun, simple and enjoyable. My heart is to give you an incredible photographic experience from beginning to end.
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I would love to be considered for your day! I also would love to share more about bridal portraits and the other additional services I offer to my booked brides!
If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach me is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please email me directly.
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