Once upon a time in a land far, far away there was a princess named Alyssa. Okay, not really, it was actually at McGranahan Barn, but doesn’t Alyssa look like a princess in her gorgeous gown from Bella Rose Bridal in Edmond and sitting on the furniture from Ruby’s Vintage Rentals, it’s storybook stuff, isn’t it? And I think film is dreamy to begin with, but combine it with this perfect storm of creatives, and it’s glorious.
This is why I tell brides that a bridal session is so important. While there are portraits of the bride on wedding day, it’s nothing like having a separate session. Also, prints from the session make a great gift for your groom and parents. But really, the truth of it is, it’s just an amazing day for you to enjoy, take it all in, and prance around in your dress. It really does something for you, to get your make up and hair done and put that dress on, it’s such an amazing feeling. I think that is severely underestimated. It’s a moment to remember this time of planning your wedding, and really take a day for you, meanwhile getting memories you’ll have forever that we would not have time to capture with such depth on wedding day.
We are able to capture so much that we don’t have time for on wedding day. Regardless of how much time your have for photography, there is just a lot going on, and you can’t get the great images you would get from a bridal session. Schedule bridals when you do a practice run on hair and make-up, so that way you can see how it will look and make changes if you don’t like it, and why not get one more chance to wear your dress?
The vibe of bridal sessions has evolved over the years. Bridal sessions aren’t stuffy, they are actually fun, and brides always tell me that.
They are always glad that they did it. Alyssa’s session was sunset at McGranahan Barn, and sunsets there are truly like no place else. I love Oklahoma sunsets and from McGranahan Barn you can see the sun literally go down without interruption. It’s unbelievable.
Honestly if I could sit there and watch the sun set every night I would. That glow combined with Alyssa’s gorgeous make-up and hair by Blo, it was perfection.
Don’t skip over the bridal session, brides. You don’t want to miss out on this! Not just the photos, but the feeling.