About Bridal Shoots & Post Wedding Shoots

What are Bridal Shoots and Pre or Post Wedding Shoots?

First off, I’m a photographer who celebrates all couples, and anyone can have a shoot all dressed up in their wedding attire.  You don’t have to identify as a “Bride” to do this.

If you’re planning on eloping without a formal ceremony or a professional photographer, you can book a couple’s wedding session together and still have a set of beautiful pictures in your wedding clothes.  You can also book a session by yourself before the wedding as a surprise to your partner.

If you’re having a formal wedding, scheduling portraits before or after the wedding day can allow you a chance to have some relaxed and intimate portraits.   It’s an opportunity to enjoy more time in your wedding clothes without a lot of people watching, or the pressures of your wedding day schedule.

This shoot is the perfect excuse to spend some quality time with your wedding clothes.    It’s a great opportunity to try out hair and make-up,  get extra detail shots of your accessories, and get used to your outfit before the wedding day.  Besides gifting these pictures to your partner, portraits you can create a canvas to display at your reception, or frame a print with a signature matte around it that your guests can sign.

What Happens Pre-wedding, Post Wedding or Bridal Shoots?

We’ll spend time before the shoot talking about your preferences, to allow for creative freedom during your portraits.  If we’re shooting before the wedding, your stylist will have the opportunity to do a test run of hair and make-up.  You will bring your dress or suit, veil, shoes, and any other accessories you have.  You can bring a friend with you for moral support and to help you dress (because let’s face it, sometimes getting your wedding clothing on and off is a two person job!)

We will be able to pose and just have fun.  Many times this session can  help you narrow down which hair style you like best, get you used to your formal shoes, and feel more comfortable about getting ready on your big day.

How Do I Schedule a Shoot?

Sessions can be scheduled any time up to a few days before your wedding day, or after it if you wish to do a session together, or where your clothing might encounter excessive dirt. (Like in a muddy field!)  Contact your stylist and get her availability, because you will want to bring her with you to the session.

How Much is a Shoot?

Your shoot will be the regular portrait session rate.  You can choose a mini shoot or a full shoot.

For complete information please email christa@christareedphotography.com

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