March 8, 2024


Christina Elliot



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3 Reasons to Book a Houston Bridal Portrait Session Before The Wedding

Sarah’s Houston bridal portraits at The Creative Chateau were beautiful! She looked absolutely stunning! From her makeup and hair by Tease HTX, stunning bouquet from Monica’s Brides, to her beautiful wedding dress! I loved having the opportunity to capture Sarah’s Houston bridal portraits. It reminded me of the importance of having a bridal session prior to your wedding day. There are so many pros to having a bridal session, so let’s get into the reasons why you should schedule one for yourself! Make sure to check out Sarah’s “Joyful Winter Wedding at The Carriage House, Houston” as well!

Christina Elliott Photography | Houston Bridal & Wedding Photographer

What is a Bridal Portrait Session?

First, let’s talk about what a bridal session is if you aren’t already familiar. A bridal portrait session is a session thats sole focus is on the bride dressed in her wedding attire prior to the wedding day. The bride will also have her hair and makeup done, and will usually have her wedding bouquet as well. Let’s touch on the pros of booking a bridal portrait session prior to your wedding.

1.) Hair and Makeup Trial Run

If you want to see what your hair and makeup will look like on your wedding day, booking a bridal session and getting your hair and makeup done is the perfect opportunity! If you want to change anything about your look, this is the perfect way to decide whether or not that look is what you want to go with for the actual day!

2.) Less Scheduled Pictures on Your Wedding Day

Scheduling your bridal session means that come your wedding day, you wont have to get as many photos! Of course on your wedding day, we typically would capture portraits of just you on your own. When you schedule a bridal session prior to your wedding day, this allows us to knock out all of your bridal portraits before hand! This will then leave you more time to mingle and enjoy your wedding day!

3.) Bridal Portrait Sessions Offer a Fun Experience That You Can Memorialize

A bridal session offers a fun experience just for you to get all dolled up and get more photos in your attire! You’ll be less stressed because it’s not your actual wedding day, and we can make it fun and unique to you! You can also choose another fun location that isn’t your wedding venue as a different backdrop for your photos. There are so many fun things we can do and incorporate during your bridal session! Not only this, but this is a session you will remember forever, with photos that you can look back on forever, too.

Ready to Schedule Your Houston Bridal Portraits? Let’s Do it!

Looking to schedule your own Houston bridal portrait session before your wedding day or don’t have a Houston wedding photographer yet? I would love to capture your bridal portraits wedding day as your Houston wedding photographer! You can learn more about me here. If I sound like the perfect wedding photographer for you, then inquire with me here! Don’t have a florist for your wedding? Check out my “Top 5 Houston Florists for Your Wedding“. Until then, check out the blog where you’ll find more weddings and bridal sessions for inspiration!

Wedding Vendors:

Venue: The Creative Chateau | Photographer: Christina Elliott Photography | Hair & Makeup: Tease HTX | Florals: Monica’s Brides | Planner: Macy Grace Events | Dress: Brickhouse Bridal


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