Photo Sessions Explained

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Engagement—Photo session that usually highlights the couple’s personality. Locations can vary from the photographer’s studio to popular tourist spots in their hometown.  The dress is generally more casual than other wedding-related photo sessions.

Bridal Portraits—The dress is the star.  For brides who want tons of pictures of their PERFECT gown that was chosen after careful and laborious consideration, this is a non-negotiable.

Day After—Shot the “day after” the wedding—although some are after the honeymoon—this is a great timesaver if you don’t want to spend the majority of the wedding day taking pictures.  The bride and the groom are more relaxed, and it shows!

Trash the Dress—one type of day after session.  Varies from aggressive “trashing” with brides engaging in paintball or mud wrestling, to the more genteel trashing of walking through ocean surf or swimming in a lake.

Boudoir—for the highly confident bride (or the one looking to become highly confident) who wants to give her husband-to-be something private to commemorate the occasion.

Event Photography—Many couples want the wedding events captured with equal skill and talent as their wedding pictures.  This is most definitely an optional type of photo session, but photographers can cover bridal showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, bachelor parties, etc.

Photo Credit: Colin Lyons

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