The purpose of a bridal session is to devote time to capturing portraits of the bride-to-be without the pressure or time constraints of a wedding day. Many of my clients also use this opportunity as a trial run for their hair + makeup. They might also order a canvas of a bridal image to display at their reception. These sessions typically take place 6-8 weeks out from the big day. And don't forget: it's a great idea to bring a bouquet to the session!