Think of your bridal portrait as a dress rehearsal for the biggest event in your life -- your wedding day. From your dress to your hairstyle, prepping for a bridal portrait can be a way for you to practice your beauty regimen before you say "I do." When the final photos are developed, you'll see if carnation pink lips are the right -- or wrong -- choice for your first kiss as husband and wife.
When it comes to how formal or casual you want your portrait to be, there are no rules. Take this time to explore different looks in front of the camera. Some brides don't even choose to wear a wedding dress for their portrait at all! In fact, it's becoming more common to use this session as a chance to take tasteful photos in lingerie -- resulting in a racy portrait that your groom will cherish long after your wedding night is over.
No matter what you choose to wear the day of the portrait, make sure your hair and skin are in tip-top shape, and don't forget the importance of knowing how to pose to flatter your figure -- and which side is your good side. Do you know what it takes to shine in front of the lens? Here are 10 beauty tips for your best bridal portrait.