Michael Carr, CPP, specializes in studio bridal portraits as well as on location or outdoor Bridal Portraits. With over 20 years of portrait photography experience and over 400 bridal portraits personally photographed, Michael will combine his style and your grace into a master’s series portrait commemorating your special day. Formally trained in the art of portraiture, his style of posing is described as timeless, elegant and contemporary. The studio offers both in studio and on location bridal portrait sessions. After your portrait consultation, your special set is designed for your in studio portrait and you will be surrounded by beautiful soft sculpted light while enjoying your favorite music in surround sound here in the studio.
If a location bridal portrait session is your vision, we recommend scouting the locale prior to your session in order to better prepare for your session. Many of our brides opt for their bridal portraits to be photographed at a private residence for it’s uniqueness and to help create a one of a kind portrait. During the scouting session, Michael will determine the areas you will be photographed in and discuss your vision for your final bridal portraits. Bridal portraits are typically photographed 4 weeks prior to wedding day, and it is recommended to plan accordingly.
Bridal portraits photographed by Michael Carr, CPP, are not wedding day candid style photographs. Extra time, location lighting gear, lighting modifiers and tripods are required to achieve his style of distinction for portraits. Many clients are often surprised by the amount of extra lighting equipment, diffusion and reflective material used to create a bridal portrait. Effective lighting techniques are crucial and proper posing is critical while photographing for a bridal portrait. A photographer can add weight to a person and also the final image by using improper lighting and improper posing techniques. Professional hair and makeup application is of the utmost importance. Proper application and blending techniques can save you time and money on additional facial retouching expenses. Bridal portrait sessions serve as an excellent trial run for proper dress fitting, veil placement and flower color scheme for your wedding day flower bouquet. To view our portfolio in person or to schedule your session, call the studio at 713-461-2862.