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Fun Bridal Portrait Session | Asheville Wedding Photographer

You might be wondering what a Bridal Portrait Session entails?

A bridal session is commonly a southern tradition and can be a beautiful way to take portraits of you in your dress before your wedding day.

You are able to do a dry run per say of your dress, shoes and all of your accessories before the big day. Ensuring that it all comes together as you have envisioned. It gives you the opportunity to spend time together with your photographer so that you are even more comfortable in front of the camera on your wedding day. Also becoming more comfortable in your dress as you will have had an opportunity to practice being photographed in it.

More importantly, it gives you more time than you would have on your wedding day to capture even more gorgeous portraits and memories that will last a lifetime. This often is a great time to get creative and use a location that is different than your wedding venue. One that you may not have time to photograph on your actual wedding day. Choosing a location that means something special to your love story or a place that has spoken to you personally at some point in your life brings an added level of authenticity and significance to your wedding photo collection.

You could do something fun, different or nontraditional for your bridal photos. Or keep it simple and classic. The sky is the limit for your bridal portrait session inspiration!

Here are some fun bridal portraits I took from a recent styled shoot!

Beautiful bride in wedding dress holding pink and yellow flower bouquet Bride in wedding dress laughing surrounded by many multi colored balloons Bride in wedding dress laughing surrounded by many multi colored balloons

Bride in wedding dress laughing surrounded by many multi colored balloons Bride in wedding dress laughing surrounded by many multi colored balloons Close up of engagement ring and pink and yellow flower bouquet with bride

Bride sitting on vintage couch in wedding dress laughing surrounded by many multi colored balloons Bride sitting on vintage couch in wedding dress laughing surrounded by many multi colored balloons Bride holding beautiful pink and yellow bouquet

Bride in wedding dress laughing while drinking cocktail and eating yellow macarons beside beautiful wedding cake Bride in wedding dress holding red balloon in grassy field

From styled shoot feature…

“If you’re thinking of getting a little (& some much needed) me time just before the big day begins, today’s inspiration is just for you. Bridal shoots have grown in popularity over recent years, and brides to be are always looking for new ways to celebrate the last moments before becoming a MRS! Today’s shoot is for brides who want a less traditional bridal shoot, something that captures her pure joy and excitement.”


Photography | Kathy Beaver Photography @kathybeaverphotography 

Bridal Stylist & Model | Brooke Williams @brooklync82

Hair & Makeup Artist | Flawless: Airbrush Makeup & Hair Design @flawlessairbrush

Bridal | Wildflower Bridal @wildflowerbridal

Rings | Stephanie Ellis Jewelry @stephanieellisjewelry

Balloons | Celebrations Party & Gift @celebrationsasheville

Florals & Cocktails | Cordial & Craft @cordialandcraft

Desserts | 50/Fifty The Art of Dessert @50fiftytheartofdessert

Rentals | East West Vintage Rentals @eastwestvintagerentals

Sign & Hand Lettering | Joy Unscripted @joyunscripted

Musician | Benjamin T Warner @benjamintwarner

Design & Coordination | Kat from Benjamin T Warner @benjamintwarner

Venue | Mega Dome at Asheville Glamping @ashevilleglamping