A special session for bridal portraits is one of my favorite Southern wedding traditions. Not only is it the perfect opportunity to get an extra use out of your dress, it’s also your chance to test-drive your look and see if anything needs last-minute alteration. And of course, any chance to spend time with your photographer pre-wedding will make your pictures look that much more natural on the big day. I love the idea of driving out to a gorgeous field to take your pictures, especially if you’re getting married in a city. Take a look at these blushing brides!
For the romantic bride, a field of fluffy white cotton creates an absolutely dreamy backdrop. I love how this bride wore a sparkly headband for an unexpected, glamorous touch! Taking your portraits in a cotton field would also be so appropriate if you were planning to incorporate cotton into your bouquet, the boutonnieres, or other decor elements at your wedding. Picture via Simply Bloom Photography.
For the bohemian bride, a field of wildflowers, like these poppies, would be just the ticket for a gorgeous, organic bridal session. Let your personality shine through with unique accessories, especially ones that match your setting–this lace-and-poppy head scarf is perfect. Don’t be afraid to bring a few props as well, such as a picnic basket or lounge setup. Picture via Easy Dreamer Photography.
For the vintage bride, a field of wheat imitates that great sepia style of old photographs. Of course, vintage props at a wheat field bridal session are a must–suitcases, a little table arranged with a tea sets, old Life magazines…the possibilities are endless, and completely customizable to the era you’re going for! Picture via Forever Photography Studio.
For the rustic bride, what could be more perfect than a field full of flowers? I love how cheery these sunflowers are, and I can imagine gorgeous portraits in fields of lavender or tulips too. Between the yellow sunflowers, the hot pink bouquet, and that seriously adorable turquoise bench, not to mention her amazing tulle gown, this is one of my all-time favorite bridal portraits. Picture via Kellan Studios.
Do you have a favorite style or setting? What kind of field can you envision a bride taking her portraits in?