I'll try really hard not to cry as I insert the pictures of my beautiful best friend. Standing beside her on Saturday as she married Daniel was such a special moment that I will never forget. As the preacher talked about growing old together... folding laundry...snuggling on the couch...figuring out each other...eating pizza together...I couldn't help but tear up thinking of Leah getting to experience those things that make a marriage and a life together. I have a ton of images to show you from the wedding (you didn't think I could put my camera down the WHOLE time did you?) that I will get up later in the week. In the meantime, enjoy Leah's bridal photos. She is an artist, so we set out to do some bridals that were uniquely her. I think we hit the nail on the head. Further proof that I get to photograph some of the best brides in the world!
I met Molly in Monroe a couple of weeks ago for her bridal session. People ask me all of the time what is my favorite type of thing to shoot....of course, I love weddings, it's at the top of the list, but if I had to pick the thing that is the least stressful and the most fun, I would have to say bridals. I love getting to be there when the bride gets to see what she is going to look like on her wedding day- usually for the first time. I love having the freedom and flexibility to get that beautiful bride in all sorts of fun spots and locations.
There were many spots on our bridal shoot and I had favorites from all of them! We headed first to where Molly and Joe were to have their rehearsal dinner. It was an awesome old house that has been renovated. We shot on the grounds and also some inside- it was too beautiful to resist. I can't wait to show you more of their wedding photos this week! In the meantime though, check out Molly and her quiet confidence that radiates from these pictures.
At the end of our shoot we went to a field by Molly's house where she played a lot growing up. These ended up being some of my favorites!
You look beautiful!....Congratulations!...When's the big day!?....these are the things Marella heard as we tromped across the campus of Elon University for her bridal shoot. She was quite the beauty walking across a campus full of sweatpants and leggings.
Her big day is next month- but sadly I was already booked for that day! I am so glad she still hired me to do her bridals. Marella threw all caution to the wind in her dress and was all smiles the whole time. She has one of those infectious smiles...I would find myself smiling just because she was! My face hurt afterwards from the fun we had! Here are just a couple of my favorites from our time together.
Marella's dorm room was right near this arch when she went to Elon and she said she saw many a bride pose for their bridals near it. There was something very serendipitous about that to me.