Charleston Bridal portraits
Charleston Bridal Portraits are a long standing southern tradition. Many of these portraits are found in the parlors of Charleston families. Even for those brides who aren’t super traditional bridal portraits also are a good way to test run your overall bridal look before your wedding. Here are some considerations for Charleston bridal portraits
- You will need to take into account the timing of your dress shopping in order to allow enough time for your dress to be delivered then enough time between the portraits and the wedding day to allow the photographer to edit and develop the photos.
- If you want a bouquet for your bridal portraits you should add this to your floral order. This is also a good time to test run the bouquet, particularly how heavy it is as you will be carrying it for a few hours.
- The bridal portraits are also an excellent time to do your hair and makeup test runs so that you can see exactly how they will look in the photos.
- The bridal portraits are an excellent time to see you your photographer works while taking photos and make any adjustments before your wedding.
- It’s a good idea to bring someone with you such as your planner, mom or maid of honor to help you with your dress so it doesn’t get dirty especially since many brides opt to have their Charleston bridal portaits taken outside.
- Some of the most popular place to have your Charleston bridal portaits taken are Legare Waring at Charleston landing (please note you will have to pay admission fee for all who enter), the Pineapple fountain, White Point Gardens at the battery
- You might want to consider taking your bridal portraits during low wedding season (January to March or July to August or November) to avoid competing with other brides for location.
- Some brides like to display their bridal portaits at their wedding. If you wish to do so ensure you have an easel to display them.
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