Glassy Mountain: My First Styled Bridal Shoot

It started with an idea. One that I had wanted to do for quite some time, but I could never get anyone to take a leap and….just do it.

Until I was introduced to someone named April.  She is a hairstylist/MUA (hair is her forte)  in my area and by God, she does her job well.  She introduced herself to me on Facebook after finding out that I had done this engagement of one of her clients.  Time went by and I finally decided to ask her about setting up a styled shoot.  Now…a bridal wasn’t in mind, (although I had been DYING to do one!) and she brought up that she was more interested in doing one.  And buddy, so was I.  She already had two models in mind, a location, EVERYTHING.  I was so happy to find out not even an hour later that we had one model who was willing to do it PLUS her wedding was only a week after we had planned on the shoot.  PERFECT.  And then the day came.  I went to April’s home, where she does all of her work and I was so in awe with how well she takes care of her clients.  As you can see below, the hair style she chose was so perfect and the makeup (done by Charleen – whom works with April) was beautiful for our day.  I didn’t get there early enough to catch Charleen in action, but I did for April.  The photos below show her doing her stuff 🙂 

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As we finally got up to Glassy Mountain (where we had planned on shooting) we were in a bit of a pickle because there was a wedding going on at a certain period of time before we showed up…so we waited it out.  And then we made our way to the chapel (and believe me…this chapel is SO gorgeous and the view is AHHH-MAZING) and found out that there was ANOTHER wedding happening immediately afterwards.  Sooo, we had to improvise.  And we….rocked. it.  We went to a closed off golf course and got some amazing shots while the sun was trying to set.  April (which is also our model’s name) was gorgeous and a natural in front of the camera.  LOVED working with all of these wonderful ladies! 

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This was LITERALLY her wedding dress.  *sigh*  I could have died from happiness when I saw this dress in person.JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Wedding & Engagement Photographer - BridalsJennMarie Photography - South Carolina Wedding & Engagement Photographer - BridalsJennMarie Photography - South Carolina Wedding & Engagement Photographer - Bridals

 

What a beauty…and seriously…what a privilege it was for her to volunteer herself for April and I for this amazing shoot.  Everything was hers.  The dress, the rings, shoes, everything.  EXCEPT for the bouquet, April (hair) made that bad boy herself!  I’m so thankful that both Aprils (lol) helped me out in this great way for my first bridal shoot.  I can’t wait for the next one, especially since this one has opened my eyes in so many different ways 🙂

 

Check out April’s awesome business on Facebook and their website.  All links are listed down below 🙂  

Facebook – Classy Styles Hair & Make-up Artistry

Website – Check it out!

Until next time y’all…or until after I’m back from vacation.  I have two weddings this weekend which I am ALSO working with April on!  SWEET!!  But after this weekend, the beach is calling my family’s name.

 

Have a great weekend! 

 

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