I am almost done editing Jessica and Donny’s wedding photos form a few weekends ago. In the mean time, I wanted to share a few of Jessica’s bridal portraits!
She is an incredibly beautiful bride, inside and out!
One of the most beautiful brides got married last weekend. She flawlessly combined vintage and modern pieces to create her wedding ensemble. A Monique Lhuillier top from Madison Row was combined with a skirt made from her debutante dress for a flawless silhouette. The crowning piece was her grandmother’s veil, making her the consummate Charleston bride.
I love doing bridal portraits. This one with gorgeous bride Laura was no exception. We had a morning shoot at Lowndes Grove and it was such a treat to take advantage of that great morning light!
Check out the belt she is wearing with her dress, which she found at Maddison Row. I love it! Tanesha Dupree of Affair Hair by Tanesha did her gorgeous hair and Elizabeth Quinton of EQ Makeup did her makeup to perfection.
Her wedding was this past weekend, so more to come from that soon! It was held at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian with the reception at the William Aiken House and was designed by Mary Susan Henderson of Southern Protocol.
Gorgeous bride Sarah was married a few weeks ago at Cassique and I almost have her stunning wedding ready to share with you. But to warm you up, I wanted to share her bridal portrait photos, which we did at Charles Towne Landing.
She found her dress at Maddison Row. I especially loved the shrug she had made to go along with it. It’s classic and stylish, not to mention versatile!
I am knee-deep in editing the wedding images of one of the most gorgeous brides to cross my camera. This girl is beautiful inside and out and an absolute dream to photograph. Kristin Newman Designs styled her wedding to Edward so perfectly, but you’ll have to wait a week or so for those photos!
But here is the glamorous Anne Marie with one of her favorite family members, that’s right! One of her pups. We did her bridal portraits at Lowndes Grove for its stunning architecture and backdrop. Heather, of Gathering Events + Design, made Anne Marie’s bouquet and the flower collars for the pups. She found her dress at Maddison Row and it had the wonderful shoulder caps that you could add or remove. Isn’t she gorgeous?
On one of those gloriously steamy days in June, Jennifer Bearden and I had the pleasure of whisking a few of our friends away for Rebecca’s bridal portrait. Rebecca is one of the talented ladies that works at Stems and she was game for pretty much anything, though she did insist we stop at the Mills House for a few shots.
Christina at Stems made a bouquet for her that combined peonies, garden roses, dahlias and there were even sprigs of lavender, which smells delicious and is relaxing. Hollie Wood, of Hollie Wood Style, was there with some great props and an excellent eye for scouting. Jennifer Bearden and I both were photographing, alternating angles and trying out new lenses and techniques and totally enjoying the creative process.
Here are a few of my shots and keep a look out for some of Jennifer’s too!
This gorgeous gal got married last weekend, congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kallensee! But a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing her bridal portrait at Boone Hall. A little mix of some fun and classic shots. Love these!
Wedding photos coming soon!!!
While I work away at editing Ann and Scott’s wedding photos from their Edisto Island wedding a few weeks ago, I thought I’d appease you with a few shots from Ann’s bridal portrait.
These were photographed on a stunning family property that belongs to friends of Ann’s. The land hold an historic landmark called the Brick House Ruins, a former plantation home that is said to also hold a ghost bride. (Spooky, I know!)
I liked Ann from the moment I met her. She’s a no fuss kind of gal that is straight forward and down to earth. The setting fit her perfectly.
Now I must get back to editing the wedding photos! Enjoy these while you wait….
We returned to Lowndes Grove on a sunnier day for a few more shots of Allison for her bridal portrait. The day we photographed these, there was an event being set up at Lowndes Grove for someone’s 70th birthday party. Furniture that is normally downstairs had been moved upstairs, so we took advantage of that to get some different angles inside the house. I especially love this first shot, isn’t she stunning!
I love photographing bridal portraits. It allows me to focus on photographing just one person and really working to capture their essence in an image. That’s the ultimate goal of great portraiture, I think, whether it’s in painting or photography.
I took Allison’s bridal portrait on a very rainy day in October at Lowndes Grove. It’s a architecturally gorgeous historical house, which is wonderful as we couldn’t take advantage of the grounds along the Ashley River.
These are some of my favorite shots from the shoot. Some are classic, others more modern.