Bridal portraits are a southern tradition, and are typically done a month or two before the wedding date. While photographs can be captured of the bride by herself on the day of the event itself, a bridal portrait allows for a wider variety of pictures with more location flexibility, less time constraints, and a more relaxed mindset than the wedding day might allow, and also serves as a great opportunity for doing a hair and makeup trial. Some of the photographs in this gallery were taken during bridal portrait sessions, while others were taken just prior to or after the ceremony on the wedding day.
Some popular New Orleans locations for a bridal portrait session include Race and Religious, Audubon Park, City Park, and the French Quarter. If you're willing to venture about an hour away, Oak Alley Plantation is an excellent choice.