To have your gown portrait made, her fee is currently $185. She does offer options for oil paintings, digital scans and reproduction rights.
I wanted to include a few bridal portraits in this post so that you could have an idea of what portraits can possibly look like. So I reached out to some of our photographers and had them send a few favorites over. Between the images below, I will also give you a few tips, how-to and why to have a bridal portrait. Imagine these images as a watercolor or sketch!
Tip: One of the best things about having your bridal portrait taken in advance is that it will cut out a big portion on your "photo" time on your wedding day. Its a good 30-45 minutes that you can free up on your already packed wedding timeline.
P.S. This is our bride Lindsay from this past fall- couldn't you just die over her dress? The train was detachable.
Ashley Brockinton Photography
Tip: You can have your portrait taken with or without a bouquet. You can also choose to have your portrait taken in a studio like this one, or outside.
P.S. This is Christy, the winner of the 2011 Grand Wedding!
Nancy Cohn Photography
Advice: Don't be afraid to be yourself. Yes, I think you should absolutely get a classic image. But how about something fun too (below)?
Audrey Snow Photography
Side note: Notice that in this image she's holding her bouquet. Personally, I do think it adds to the bridal look.
Mike Moreland Photography
Side Note: This is Brittany, one of our brides from this past spring. Be sure to pick up the Occasions Magazine (Winter 2013 Florida or Georgia issues) to see her stunning white wedding wedding feature!
Maria Glassford Photography
Tip: Bring your mom or a friend with you to help you maneuver in and out of your dress. One person is enough though- your session should not be turned into a party!
Tonya Malay Photography
Advice: Your bridal portrait day is also a another great opportunity to fine tune your wedding day look. Be sure to have your hair & makeup done for this!