Houston Bridal Portrait Photography

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What is a bridal portrait photography and why do one?

A bridal session is a portrait session of a bride or couple in their bridal attire on a day other than their wedding day. These types of sessions take place before the wedding and help you practice hair and makeup (see if these are really the colors you want for your actual wedding day, do you want curls, hair up or down?), relieve the stress of the wedding day to get more shots allowing you more free time on the wedding day (though formal shots and many shots will be taken on your wedding day, it’s still a lot less to worry about for you and for me), get used to wearing the wedding attire, learn how to bustle that fancy train and play dress up!

Tips to remember for your bridal session:

Bridal Photography at Rice University

Bridal portrait. Rice University

Don’t wait for your bridal session to try out the makeup artist and hair stylist for the first time. Prior to your bridal session do a full run through with your makeup artist, hair stylist and your dress. Have your mom or friend take pictures of you so that when you go in for your bridal session everyone is clear on how you want to look. If you wait till your bridal session to test out everyone you might not get exactly what you were hoping for. The bridal session is too important. Make sure you are prepared. Treat this photo shoot as if you were preparing for your wedding day. Surround Yourself with People You Love but that will not make you nervous and constantly correct your every move during the session. Many times brides bring relatives or friends that are so worried about the dress getting dirty or how the bride is smiling and quickly it turns into the bride being picked on or laughed at and the bride loses focus and it shows in the pictures. Bridal Essentials: Don’t Leave Home Without Them: Powder, Blush, Lip Stick or Gloss, Bobby Pins and Hairspray, Flip Flops, and please plan accordingly with your stylist so you are not late to your bridal session. So many of my brides arrive 30 minutes to an hour late pushing all of my sessions back, please plan your time and include traffic time to arrive at the location on time. Please!

“It has been over 2 months and I am still amazed with SGI Photography’s Bridal Portraits and wedding photographs. Our photographer handled all of our changes, questions, and requests as if he had anticipated them. The experience was perfect, including quality, responsiveness, professionalism, value, and flexibility. We are certainly going to recommend SGI to our friends & family” by Aly Polazolo January 2011 wedding.


“Slava took all of Shelly’s pictures….engagement, bridal and wedding….He was great to work with. He listened, took my suggestions, and the pictures are outstanding. He was flexible and responded to all my emails immediately. We had 200-205 at our wedding and we requested a second photographer to make sure we had good coverage..He had one there for us and I am glad I requested that …Brides if you haven’t found a photographer yet..call SGI Photography today….MOB…..Jackie Wilson..Galveston wedding June 4, 2011”