Jamie Heyl Photography
UL Alumni Center Bridal Portraits
Fairfax House indoor bridal portrait
Race and Religious outdoor stained glass bridals
Ducros Plantation outdoor bridal portrait
Houma bridal portraits
Destrehan Plantation indoor bridal photo
Destrehan Plantation indoor bridal photography
Ducros Plantation outdoor close-up bridals
Ducros Plantation full bridal portrait
Thibodaux bridal portraits
Fairfax House close-up back view bridal
Nottoway Plantation outdoor sunlight bridals
Louisiana Old State Capital dramatic bridals
Arlington Plantation indoor bridal portrait
Southern Oaks Plantation indoor bridal portrait
Race and Religious outdoor bridal photography
Race and Religious black and white bridal portrait
Houma's House blue bridge bridal portrait
Vintage Corvette bridal portrait
Fairfax House outdoor bridal photos
Morgan City Close up veil bridal portrait
Nottoway Plantation outdoor stair bridal portrait
Fairfax House outdoor bridal photo
Bride and Horse bridal portrait
Southern Louisiana oak tree bridal portrait
Ardoyne Plantation bridal portrait
Ardoyne Plantation indoor bridal portrait
Fairfax House outdoor close-up bridal
Fairfax House outdoor balcony bridal portrait
Fairfax House outdoor bridals
Ducros Plantation black and white indoor bridals
Ducros Plantation outdoor oak tree bridal portraits
Classic outdoor Morgan City bridal portrait
Louisiana Old State Capital stained glass portrait
Houma's House Japanese tea garden bridal portrait
Outdoor Thibodaux bridal portrait
Rural Life Museum Bridal Portrait
Fairfax House backlit bridal portrait
Destrehan Plantation indoor bridal portrait
Trinity Episcopal Church bridal portrait
Louisiana Old State Capital bridal portrait
Nottoway Plantation White Room bridals
Fairfax House outdoor sunlit bridal photo
Lafayette bridal portrait photography
Bride photos UL Alumini Center
Southern Oaks Plantation outdoor bridal photo
Fairfax House bridal silhouette
Franklin Louisiana close-up bridal portrait
Houma's House Plantation outdoor bridal portrait
Franklin Louisiana bridal portrait
Longue Vue House outdoor bridal portrait
Nottoway White Room bridal portrait
Destrehan Plantation outdoor bridals
Morgan City outdoor floral bridal portrait
Dansereau House indoor black and white bridal portrait
Race and Religious balcony bridal portrait
Nottoway Plantation outdoor bridal portrait
New Orleans Botanical Gardens bridal portraits
Race and Religious outdoor bridal portrait
Race and Religious wrought iron gate bridals
Oaklawn Manor bridal portraits
City Park Botanical Garden bridals

Did you know that bridal portraits are not something done all around the country? If you are someone that isn't familiar with this tradition, here in the South, about a month or two before the wedding, brides get all dressed up, complete with hair and make-up, to spend a day having beautiful, timeless images taken of them in their gowns. This is often a time for the bride to try out her hairstyle, make-up and dress to make sure she's comfortable and to see if there should be any adjustments made before the actual wedding day.

Bridal portraits can be taken anywhere from an old Southern plantation to a modern art museum or rustic outdoor location. Before deciding on your location, take some time to imagine what your ideal bridal portrait would look like. You should also consider the time of year and the weather. Summer in South Louisiana can be extremely hot and humid - this makes for a very challenging outdoor session - we've even had brides get very light-headed and dizzy from the heat. Summer is the ideal time to book indoor locations such as local bed and breakfasts. If you do choose an outdoor location during the summer, make sure to eat beforehand and bring plenty of water with you. We've put together a list of some of the locations we've photographed over the years.

Jamie Heyl is a Houma wedding photographer who photographs bridal portraits all over South Louisiana. To see some Louisiana bridal portrait location suggestions, check out this blog post.

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