Audrey's classy bridals at Rice University
We started Audrey’s bridals at Rice University, which ended up being a great location with the rainy weather. Lots of covered areas = less risk of a dirty dress and frizzy hair!
Audrey wore a trumpet style silk wedding dress with beading and tulle. The veil she wore belonged to her sister. I love when brides incorporate “something borrowed” into their attire! Her mom and sister joined us for the session, and they were a great entourage that kept Audrey laughing throughout the shoot.
Halfway through the shoot we relocated to a mansion that belonged to friends of Audrey’s family. We were excited about photographing Audrey on the beautiful staircase and with the grand piano!
Check out Audrey and Arman’s Houston wedding at the Co-Cathedral!
Bridals at Rice University
Thinking about doing your bridals at Rice University? It’s a gorgeous location, with beautiful archways and rows of columns. Rice University has strict guidelines for portrait photography, so there are some things you should know beforehand!
1) Professional photographers must be registered with the University ($50 annual fee)
2) The session must be scheduled in advance beforehand ($50 per session)
3) Bring a printed copy of your registration and session confirmation in case security asks
4) Areas are restricted – check their website for a map and list of areas you can shoot
5) No bathrooms or private dressing room – bride must come fully dressed!
While we know following these rules can be a pain in the rear, we think it’s great that they only allow one session per time slot. That way photographers aren’t struggling to get a good angle because there are many other sessions going on at the same time. Also, it can be challenging for a bride to wear her dress in the car or change in the car, so that’s definitely something to keep in mind when considering booking this location.
5 Things to Bring to a Bridal Session (besides your dress, veil, jewelry, and shoes)
1) An extra pair of shoes – comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty and are easy to slip on
2) A sheet- this is only necessary for outdoor portraits where the bottom of your dress is at risk of getting dirty
3) Bouquet – though not necessary, it does give your hands something to do and adds some color to your photos
4) A nice hanger – this is more important for your wedding day, but if you want some stand alone photos of your dress, a nice hanger is a must!
5) A friend or family member – someone to help carry your details or dress and to make cheesy jokes