Bridal portraits are an integral part of the wedding journey, capturing the beauty, joy, and anticipation of becoming a bride.

Let’s explore the top reasons why every bride should schedule a bridal portrait session. From the opportunity to create a trial run for your wedding day look to the chance to showcase your chosen venue. Here are a few reasons why you should consider booking a session with your photographer:

1️⃣ Trial Run:

Bridal portraits provide an opportunity to have a trial run for your wedding day look. You can work with your hair and makeup artist to create the perfect bridal style and see how it photographs before the big day. Experiment with different hairstyles, makeup styles, and accessories, creating a vision of your dream bridal ensemble. For example, you’ve been dreaming of a specific hairstyle, only to figure out it doesn’t mesh well with your style of dress or face frame.  Now you can regroup!

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Same goes for your bridal bouquet! A trial run for your bridal bouquet allows you to visualize your floral vision in reality. You may have ideas and inspiration, but seeing a tangible representation of your bouquet brings your vision to life. Working with a skilled florist, you can experiment with various flower combinations, styles, and sizes, ensuring that every petal aligns with your imagination. A bouquet for a bridal session is not a must. BUT, it can be helpful in so many ways.

2️⃣ Embrace the Unrushed Experience:

Unlike the hustle and bustle of the wedding day, bridal portrait sessions allow for a relaxed and unhurried experience. You can take your time, experiment with different poses, and ensure that every detail is picture-perfect. Be sure to savor the moment, and truly enjoy the process of capturing your radiance. It’s a chance to create stunning images without the time constraints and distractions of the wedding day itself. Especially when taking photos at your venue, finding some unique places to shoot not only for your Bridal session but for the wedding as well. It’s a multifunctional session for all involved!

3️⃣ Venue Showcase:

Bridal portraits provide an excellent opportunity to showcase your chosen venue, such as our picturesque Little White Chapel. Capturing your love story against the backdrop of the chapel’s charm adds a unique touch to your wedding album and the perfect way to surprise your significant other and guests day of the wedding.

4️⃣ Build an Emotional Connection:

Taking bridal portraits allows you to forge a deeper emotional connection with your wedding ensemble AND your Photographer! It’s a chance to embrace the excitement and anticipation of becoming a bride, creating cherished memories along the way. As you slip into your bridal gown and walk through the serene surroundings, you’ll feel a deep sense of connection with the transformative journey you’re embarking on. I mean who doesn’t like getting glammed up?!

Bridal portraits are a chance to create lasting memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. These images capture the essence of your beauty, joy, and love, freezing those precious moments in time. From the candid smiles to the tender glances, every photo tells a story, allowing you to relive the magic of being a bride whenever you and your love look back on them.


5️⃣ Quality Time:

Bridal portrait sessions are a chance to spend quality time with your photographer, building rapport and comfort in front of the camera. This connection will help you feel at ease on your wedding day, resulting in more natural and stunning photos. Time spent with your wedding photographer also allows for practice sessions, such as engagement shoots or bridal sessions. These sessions offer a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera, experiment with poses, and explore different locations. You can discover your best angles, learn how to relax and be yourselves, and gain valuable insights from your photographer’s guidance. This practice builds confidence, ensuring that you shine in your wedding day photos.


Bridal portraits are not just about capturing beautiful images…

They are about celebrating your unique journey as a bride. From the unrushed experience to the opportunity to showcase your venue, these sessions provide a range of benefits that every bride should consider. So, embrace the opportunity, schedule your bridal portrait session, and create a timeless collection of images that will forever remind you of this extraordinary chapter in your life.

Just ONE of the top reasons to book with 7F Lodge is our amazing Photography package we offer. We work with 5 talented wedding photographers here in the Brazos Valley Area. And you can book them directly through us so that your venue contracts and vendor invoices are all kept in one location. We even make your deposit and final payments for you! We do the stressing so you don’t have to!


7F Photography Friendors:

All Heart Photo

Faith & Fire Photo & Film

Jamie Hardin Photography

Rachel Driskell Photography

San Angel Photo

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