Every bride wants and deserves images of herself where she looks like a princess right out of a fairy tale! When you look at wedding magazines and websites like The Knot or The Wire, you see those incredible images of brides - the ones where everything is perfect! No mess around the bridal suite, no one wandering around in the back of the images, the lighting is just right - again, everything is PERFECT! Unfortunately, at most weddings, there isn't usually a chance to get perfect shots such as those. The wedding suite is a room full of chaos, with clothes, drinks, food, bags, etc. all over the place (bridal suites are also notoriously small and poorly lit), the makeup artists NEEDS to do her job well, so in order to do the magical things they do, they need a good light - and the light they use rarely photographs well - bridal suites on wedding days are usually FILLED with people coming and going! Getting those perfect shots is, quite often, simply impossible. Outside is no better. The bride can't appear until after the ceremony, and by then she is nearly exhausted, anxious to get to the "party" portion of her magical day (the reception), there are people EVERYWHERE - often (unintentionally) walking back and forth through the background of where the shots are taking place - not to mention that it's often difficult to have all this happen when the light is just right. It's almost cruel to show brides all those awesome and perfect images on those wedding websites and magazines. They see them. They want them. They DESERVE them. But they rarely get them. If they do get them, they get a small handful at best, and they are quite often very stressful to get (due to all the things that need to happen in order to get them).
But they do see them. Often. So what's going on?
I am going to let you in on a secret. Those pictures are faked. Almost all of them - maybe even ALL of them! Those images you see are done in a controlled environment - a PERFECT situation. There is no wedding going on, there are VERY few people around, they are carefully planned and executed. There is no deception intended, don't get me wrong. Most wedding photographers will attempt to move heaven and earth to get amazing images that their brides will love - so a carefully planned out shoot is done to make THAT bride happy, not to trick other brides. But still, in doing this, we are all focused on pleasing THAT bride - the thought that other brides might not understand what went on never really occurs to the wedding photographer. Again, they are simply going all out to make THAT bride happy.
So..... don't YOU want to be one of those brides? Don't YOU deserve to have a photographer who will go all out to make YOU happy? Don't YOU deserve to have jaw dropping and stunning images of you in your wedding dress?
Yes! You do! Don't let ANYONE tell you otherwise! When you are hiring a wedding photographer, ask them if they offer a separate bridal shoot. Unfortunately, if you are in Southern California, you will probably be out of luck. Although separate bridal shoots are quite common and VERY popular in the midwest and east coast, for whatever reason they are fairly rare in Southern California. Yes, some wedding photographers DO offer them. But most don't. It's not that they're keeping something from you - it's just that bridal shoots aren't really a "thing" here in So Cal. Chances are your wedding photographer can put something together if you ask though, so don't be afraid to be insistent. The only downside is you may be dealing with a photographer who is unfamiliar with how a stylized bridal shoot needs to work.
We DO offer separate, specific stylized bridal shoots. We offer them both as part of our deluxe wedding package (which is already priced lower than most local wedding photographers basic packages!) and we offer them as a "stand alone" product - so even if we aren't your wedding photographer, we can still help (even if your wedding was weeks, months, or even YEARS ago!) We go all out for these! We hire hair and makeup artists, we work with you to find an AWESOME location, we plan out every detail, we make sure everything is PERFECT, we spend a couple of hours making you look and feel glamorous - and we get you shots that are, quite simply, works of art! They are epic! They are stunning! We get you those shots that you are dreaming of!
If you realize that YOU deserve shots like this, then please contact us! We can definitely help! Contact us at our website HERE or at our Facebook page HERE, our Instagram account (@supahrob), email us at RNmorrisphotography@gmail.com or call/text us at 951-251-4281. We look forward to creating epic works of art for you!
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