Kristyn’s Austin bridal photographer session at Austin’s Vintage Villas
The bridal portraits are certainly a southern US tradition but, in my humble opinion, it’s a lovely tradition that can stand to be adopted elsewhere!
Kristyn’s mom, Karon, got in touch with me to do her bridal portrait session at the last minute. It was so fortunate that I was available and got the chance to meet them. The portraits were photographed at Austin’s Vintage Villas where the wedding would be taking place. It’s not hard to see that Kristyn has a sweet and engaging personality and a ready laugh! Let’s have a look, shall we?
Why do a bridal session? Just a few thoughts on bridals from an admitted fan:
Bridals means more gorgeous photos of you in your dress.
Enough said, right? Who wouldn’t love a few more to pick from? A wedding day can offer only so much time for portraits that you could get from a dedicated session. Think of how fun it would be to have the luxury to do a dream photo session in your gown? And as a photographer—one who clearly enjoys this sort of thing—I get to play with poses to see what works and also learn from your mom how to get you comfortable and be yourself. By the way, thanks mom!
You get to wear the dress more than once.
True! How fun is it to get to put it on and get the warm fuzzies in anticipation of your Best Day Ever? If you do the session around six weeks before, you’ll have a chance to check for any last-minute adjustments and alterations that might be needed. Doing a bridal session means you get to do more than stand there for the seamstress to pin the dress. You move in the dress, sit in it, spin in it, and get to have a real good feel for where things may need any changes.
Hair and makeup test run opportunity.
Like getting to wear the dress more often, it’s kinda fun to get all made up, don’t you think? It’s great way to get to check and make sure your hair and make up artists are on the same page as you and request any changes if needed. By the way? I’ve got names of some hair and make up artists that I love to recommend because they’re just amazing.
Just a few thoughts but maybe you have ideas of your own to share? I’d love to hear about them. If you’ve decided on a bridal session of your own, let’s make it happen!