One of the most common questions I get asked is... "What are bridals?"
For me, I look at bridals as a trial run for the bride. It will be the first time she is in her dress after getting her alterations done. And it is the first time she will see her hair and makeup done, while in her stunning dress. You wouldn't want the first time seeing it all came together to be the day you are walking down the aisle, so we do a session beforehand.
Majority of my sessions are taken place at the venue, but it's not uncommon to do them at a different place that is special to the bride. (If you need location ideas, I have plenty of spots all over Dallas and Fort Worth).
Typically bridals are done two months before the wedding, so that you have time for changes, and you have time to get prints ordered and back to be showcased during the reception.