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Bridal portraits are an essential part of any wedding photography collection. These stunning images capture the bride’s elegance, joy, and radiance on her special day. In this blog post, we will delve into the significance of bridal portraits, their purpose, and why they have become a timeless tradition.

These portraits are intimate and artistic photographs of the bride, typically taken before the wedding ceremony. These images focus on the bride’s attire, makeup, and emotions, highlighting her beauty and capturing the essence of her bridal journey.

One of the primary purposes of bridal portraits is to showcase the bride’s stunning wedding dress. These portraits allow the bride to fully embrace her gown, capturing its intricate details, embellishments, and overall design. By highlighting the dress, bridal portraits offer an opportunity to preserve the memories of the bride’s carefully chosen attire for years to come.

Moreover, bridal portraits provide a platform for the bride to express her individuality and personality. Whether it’s a classic, modern, or bohemian style, the portraits can be customized to reflect the bride’s unique taste and preferences. Photographers often collaborate with brides to create personalized settings, incorporating meaningful props or natural landscapes, ensuring the images are a true representation of the bride’s vision.

Apart from their aesthetic appeal, these portraits hold sentimental value. These images freeze a moment in time, capturing the anticipation and excitement before the ceremony. They immortalize the joy, love, and emotions of the bride, which can be treasured and shared with loved ones for generations.

In recent years, bridal portraits have gained popularity not only as cherished keepsakes but also as opportunities for experimentation and creativity. Couples are opting for unconventional locations, like rustic barns, scenic beaches, or urban landscapes, to add a unique touch to their portraits.

Bridal portraits are more than just beautiful photographs; they are a testament to the bride’s elegance, individuality, and the beginning of a lifelong journey. These images hold immense sentimental value and serve as timeless reminders of the love and happiness experienced on one’s wedding day.

Booking Your Bridal Portraits

These sessions are an add-on service for all Meredith Brooke Photography Brides. We will book professional hair and makeup for your session and a print credit to be used from your online gallery is included that can go toward large prints or an 8×8 heirloom album. Since each session is fully customized for each bride, a location will be chosen during your planning session.

These portraits were captured at 304 Collective in Fairmont, WV.

To become a Meredith Brooke Photography Bride and book your bridal session, please get in touch with me by clicking HERE!


What Are Bridal Portraits?

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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