Bridal sessions are a specifically Southern tradition that began in Europe...and we can't recommend them enough! For one, it gives the bride a chance to see her entire look before the big day— hair, makeup, jewelry, shoes, the whole shebang. Furthermore, hair and makeup artists usually offer a trial, so that's the perfect time to put on your dress and make sure you love it! Plus, it allows you to wear your expensive, dream dress more than once, while also allowing time for photos, and the opportunity to include extra locations that you wouldn't have been able to shoot at during your actual wedding day! Here are some of our most favorite bridal portraits and details. Get your scroll on!