Bridal Sessions: What Are They? Why You Should Do Them and Some Extra Tips

December 17, 2021

Lately, I have had several clients ask about bridal sessions and why they should have them done. So we decided to write about it!

A bridal session is exactly what it sounds like, an entire session dedicated to you and your dream dress before your wedding day.

Picture this:  You, in your dress, hair and makeup done, in a beautiful location. Sounds pretty great, right?!

What’s even better is, it’s not your wedding day! There is so much less pressure on the day of a bridal shoot and because of that, you are able to enjoy the session (and your big day) that much more.

Bonus: A bridal session opens up time on the day of your wedding that you may have dedicated specifically to bridal portraits.

The Ultimate Trial Run

Treat today as an opportunity to bring your bridal vision to life. After all, you are the centerpiece of your wedding day! Today is the day to put all of the details together and perfect them without the pressure or time limits of your wedding day.

Get with your hair and make-up artist for trail runs and contact your florist about a mock bouquet to have for the day. This way you can see exactly what you will also look like for your wedding day and is a great opportunity to make any changes if you would like.

How do I get started?

Kaitlin Rodgers Photography offers different options for your bridal session, you can click here to inquire about our wedding packages or an a la cart bridal session.

When scheduling your bridal session, we recommend scheduling it far enough in advance for (1.) your photos to be edited (2.) allow time for shipping for prints or canvases you may want to order to display at the wedding. (Typically, 3-4 months)

Many brides opt to do their portraits in a studio or at their venue, so be sure to make sure your chosen location has availability as well.

Now it’s time to enjoy the day and have some fun! The really special part of wedding photography is that through these photos, one of the most special times of your life is preserved for you to have and look back on for the rest of your lives together. Your bridal session is the perfect example of that and it is one of the reasons why I love them so much.

There is something magical about seeing your entire look brought together for the first time and it really shines through during these sessions.

What to bring/How to prepare:

Now that you are ready to book the bridal session of your dreams. Grab your mom or best friend to help you fluff your dress and don’t forget these key things!

  • Bouquet
  • Engagement ring
  • Wedding shoes
  • Veil
  • Jewelry and accessories

I hope that this guide was helpful to you as you plan your first, or next, styled shoot! The planning process can be complex but the end results will be totally worth it!

If you’re needing a wedding photographer that will “get you”, you are in the right place! Kaitlin Rodgers Photo is a team of Texas-based wedding photographers. The KRP team makes sure that couples and their families have a stellar wedding photography experience that is easy and enjoyable, in addition to delivering beautiful wedding photos.

You can inquire about your wedding and hire KRP here:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Leave a comment


San Antonio based with teams in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston