As soon as you open your eyes on your wedding day, you are stuck on a schedule. You only have so much time in your day. You are likely to begin your day with a light breakfast and then it’s straight to the stylist’s chair with your bridesmaids. From there on out, you are stuck on a strict time limit for every task.

You are the bride, and to say that you have put a lot of time into your ensemble is an understatement. You look stunning for your big day, and have put more than enough effort into making sure of that. Why not celebrate your bridal beauty on its own? You don’t have to wait until your big day to take bridal portraits and you definitely don’t have to wear your gown only once.

Here at Christina Wehbe Studios, I recognize just how incredible you look. That’s why I have put together a few tops reasons why you should have bridal portraits taken. If you are a lovely bride who wants to have a beautiful keepsake of your bridal beauty, be sure to continue reading to learn more:

More time. As said before, your big day is likely planned to the last minute. From your grand walk down the aisle to your first dance, you have a busy day ahead of you. There will be time for photos, but these will be photos with your partner and most will also include your family and guests. As the bride, the day may technically be about you, but there is no time for just you. Taking time before the wedding allows you some time to focus on yourself and your bridal beauty.

More locations. Your scenery will serve as a natural backdrop for your photos. If you wait until your big day to do bridal portraits, you are limited to the scenery that your venue has to offer, which may not be as much space as you hoped. This is especially true if you are planning first looks with your partner and bridesmaids, as your photographer will have to keep you hidden from them and your wedding guests. You have free reign before your big day to have an assortment of backdrops within your photos.

Test run. Choosing to do bridal portraits before your big day gives you time to get comfortable in your bridal skin. You will get to know the flow of your dress in action, see your attire completely put together, and you will even get a preview of how well your makeup and hairstyle will complete your look. You can even ask your florist to create a mock bouquet for your photo shoot so that your bridal bouquet is not damaged or stressed. You will look stunning! And if you feel that any adjustments need to be made, you have time to do so before your big day.
As the bride, surely you are under a lot of stress after planning such a magnificent wedding. It’s good to take a little time to focus on yourself and get a chance to feel confident and beautiful in your own skin before becoming bombarded on your big day. Here at Christina Wehbe Studios, I believe you should feel beautiful within every photo, don’t you? If you are ready to start planning your Chicago wedding photography, be sure to contact me today.

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