Bridal Portraits in San Francisco

Bridal Portrait Photographer in San Francisco

The Complete Guide

What are Bridal Portraits?

Bridal portraits before the wedding are a wonderful way to capture beautiful, relaxed photos of the bride before her actual wedding day. They allow brides to feel comfortable not only with their photographer, but also with their wedding day look and attire. 

Your special day will be so jam-packed with awesome wedding activities, you will have less time than you think for portraits with your carefully chosen gown, accessories, beautiful hair and impeccable makeup. Bridal portaits immortalize your best-day ever, without having to stress over a timeline. Because you will feel relaxed, the photos will look natural, elegant and intimate.

Pre-Wedding Bridal Portraits in San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma by JBJ Pictures Engagement and Wedding Photographer (14).jpg

What are the Benefits of a Bridal Portrait Session?

Bridal portraits often become favorite keepsakes for parents, grandparents and the groom. They can also be printed ahead of time and displayed at the wedding reception (just make sure the groom doesn’t sneak-a-peek beforehand!) In addition to having priceless photos to cherish for years to come, they also allow you to feel comfortable with chosen vendors , including your: photographer, makeup artist, hair stylist, and even your florist if you choose to have a bouquet for the portrait session.

What Should I Bring to my Bridal Portrait Session?

We recommend a trial run of your wedding day look from head-to-toe. Below you can find a list of items that can be featured in your bridal portrait session, all of which are entirely up to you:

  • Wedding Gown
  • Wedding-Day Shoes
  • Wedding-Day Jewelry and Accessories
  • Wedding Veil
  • Wedding Invitation Suite
  • Cherished Items related to the wedding day
  • Floral Bouquet from your Wedding Florist

We also recommend booking your trial session with your Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist on the same day as your portrait session.

Show off your elegant wedding-day look to the world with professional quality canvases, prints and photo albums.
Your guests will be delighted to see them displayed at the wedding reception!