May 19, 2020

7 Must Have Images of Your Bridal Look


It’s your Wedding… and that means you get to celebrate the beauty of who you are in this moment. You are making choices large and small that represent both who you are and how you feel. From the earings, you’ve chosen to the gown you will wear. All of these selections matter. They reflect the love you feel, and the elevated moment in time you are celebrating. Whether you are celebrating with hundreds or if it’s just the two of you.

Here are 7 images you will want to have captured so you remember the details of your bridal style. This will ensure your  bridal story is well represented in your Wedding album

1. Environment Image
This image will be a portrait of you framed by a distinct architectural or natural feature of your Wedding location.


2. Hair Style
This image will showcase the way you wore your hair on your Wedding

*note: it’s great to grab this before you add the pre-veil so all of the details show clearly.

3. Your Shoes
Seriously…the shoes that carry you down the aisle deserve to be photographed.4. Your Vows
Whether you write your own or you are using classic vows your promises become an heirloom and are worthy of being captured… make sure to get the calligraphed by your stationer.

4. Your Veil
This iconic bridal accessories photographs in such a unique and beautiful way, and has a way of really bringing that bridal magic. It should absolutely be a part of your bridal portraits.
5. Your Makeup
The subtle choices of your makeup look will truly highlight your natural beauty.

6. The Details of Your Dress
This ensures those special design elements that made you choose the dress are highlighted for all to see. 6. A Closeup of Your Bouquet in Your Arms
The focal flowers in your arms will capture the mood of all the flowers in your day.

6. A Flatlay of Your Accessories
A gathering of your accessories beautifully displayed will become a work of art you will treasure.

7. A Full Length of You in Your Dress
This is a must… your whole look pulled together.



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California Bridal Portraits of Vitalya || As Seen On Style Me Pretty

Planning/Design/Photography – Manda Weaver Photography
Venue: Balboa Park Organ Pavilion || San Diego, California
Florals: Oak & Amble
Calligrapher: Pretty Written Things
HMU: Hollie Berry Beauty 
Gown & Veil: Shop Gossamer
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Jewelry: Edera Fine Jewelry
Art Styling Surface: Elysian Market
Lab: The Find Lab


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