Mykaela, Bridal Session

I can finally post this one! :) 
I'm so glad Mykaela opted to do a bridal session, she made an absolutely stunning bride and her dress was gorgeous. We were able to really highlight the gown and its lovely detail, while capturing timeless bridal portraits for Mykaela. Special thanks to the Moran House in Dresden for letting us take these pictures there! 

Some of our brides ask me why they should consider doing a bridal session, and here is what I think. First, it is, for lack of better terms, a dress rehearsal for the wedding day. Most brides do a trial run of their hair and make up before the big day, so it makes sense to get some pictures taken while you're all dressed up! :) They get to see what everything looks like on camera, and if they would like to request any changes for the wedding. Also, it is traditional to have a bridal portrait displayed at the reception. A lot of times the parents of the bride get their favorite image framed and beautifully highlight it at the reception, and afterwards hang it up in their home. I like to think these pictures will be passed down to future generations if any grandchildren come along. I know I would cherish a picture of my grandmother in her wedding dress! 

Mary Evelyn Bridal

I love bridal sessions, because they are kind of a little "dress rehearsal" for the big day. Not only do I get to see what the best angles and poses are for each bride, but my clients also get to see what they may want to do differently for the wedding. Some decide they want their hair a little fuller, others want darker eyeshadow... Some can relax and know this is exactly what they had in mind! For Mary Evelyn's session, we took some pictures around their church in Hickman, KY, and then went to a friend's home nearby to get some pictures in a more natural setting. My favorite part of the session was towards the end, when I showed her a picture on the back of my camera and she said she really felt like a bride now! The weeks leading up to the wedding can be such a blur, as there are so many details to focus on and things to get done, that it can be tough to remember the point of it all. You're getting married! It can be such an exciting, crazy time, but I encourage all the future brides out there to just relax for a moment and get excited, rather than stress out over to-do lists. Everything will get done, it will all be fine, and soon you will become a Mrs. :) ACP_8955_1