We were so stunned by this bridal portrait shoot Jose Villa did with our beyond gorgeous bride, Caroline, we just had to share.. There are so many benefits to doing a bridal portrait session prior to your wedding and with your actual wedding photographer. We use them as a hair and make up run through, a dress fitting (and learning how you will move around in the dress,or if tweaks are needed prior to wedding), and an intimate time getting to know your photographer so that that level of comfort comes through in the actual wedding photos.
Caroline chose a dress by Carolina Herrera. The Whitby Hotel in New York City was chosen as the shoot location- the couple would marry upstate at Troutbeck. We also like to use the portrait day as a test for the bouquet.