Recommended tips for bridal portraits that you’re gonna love!
For me, bridal portrait photography is the creative aspect of a wedding day when I truly get the opportunity to capture a bride’s elegance & beauty. Whether your style is dramatic, chic, vintage or classic, my goal is to collaborate with you early in your planning to determining what ideal locations & distinct styles will help you to look remarkable.
When it comes to photographing weddings in the greater Pittsburgh area, I love the wide variety of picture-worthy spots. From outlying rustic country farms to vibrant city parks & streets, I enjoy bringing together the essential elements of lighting & location in such a way that it contrasts perfectly with the individual style of a bride. Every bride has her own unique style in terms of how she envisions her wedding day portraits. I feel it’s important to understand a bride’s vision as well as her personal style when it comes to creating elegant yet comfortable bridal portraits that capture a bride’s true essence.
So what’s your style & vision? Let’s talk about it & collaborate!
I always encourage brides to tell me what they do and don’t like when its comes to picture taking; especially wedding photography they’ve experienced at friend weddings in the past. When I approach photographing your day, I strive to create portraits that are not only timeless & aesthetically beautiful, but ones that also have a genuine quality that fits your personal style.
Makeup & Hair: I typically begin my day of coverage after a bride has arrived back from the salon. If requested I can also come early enough in the day to capture your makeup-makeover which can make for a fun set of candids. In need of a makeup stylist? Feel free to reach out to me, I can recommend a professional with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
Mani-Pedi: If you’re interested in getting hand shots of your rings or open toe wedding shoes shots then I recommend getting pampered and investing in great nails the day before. Putting time into this prep can make these little detail shots of your day really shine!
Styling & Posing: If you come across an awesome wedding magazine shot or even Pinterest wedding inspiration pins, please don’t hesitate to share with me. Collaborating & sharing ideas can surprisingly take a stylised portrait from good to great on your wedding day. www.pinterest.com/mblassey (check out my pins)
Relax & Have Fun: This is the most important tip I can give. The more calm & relaxed you are going into picture taking, the more it’s going to be reflected in your expression. My approach is always to make picture taking stress-free and comfortable. Not sure how to stand, pose or act in photos? Not to worry! I’m an excellent coach when it comes to posing you comfortably through shots and I also do my best in helping you manage time in keeping your day on track! The only things I’ll ask of you is relax and enjoy the moment!
Please call or email if you’d like to talk about your upcoming bridal session or wedding day. I’d love to hear from you.
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