Prepping for this bridal session was more than I had ever imagined. We had no location. So many gorgeous places around here and we couldn’t decide on a location. I luckily have a great friend when I need one and she (You know, the great hair master, April) saw this place while checking out another location for me (which is also why she is so awesome). It was perfect. It was small, enclosed, and very private. All what DeAnna was really looking for. The day comes for the shoot and when I get there….the gates are locked and nobody is there. I felt so duped! Luckily! DeAnna and her mom was thinking about Furman University and so we went!
I had never been to the college campus so looking around for spots to shoot was going to be a challenge…at least I thought. This campus is so huge and SO beautiful. I was in heaven! PERFECT for bridals or any session for that matter. We started out around 6PM (luckily before daylight savings time!) and ended after 8PM (It had gotten dark on us, but we definitely improvised!).
I loved working with DeAnna and her super awesome mom for her bridal session. These are some of my favorite shots of a bride to date, and I really hope that John (DeAnna’s NOW hubby!) enjoys these images of his beautiful wife 🙂
Talk about a fierce face! She was so easy to photograph and such a natural!
That dress! I die! And the jacket just makes it that much more gorgeous!
Once again, DeAnna’s mom, Rhonda, was amazing that day. She helped us out as much as she could and she was even a trooper and helped hold my flash (because I was a dummy and forgot my stand, lol) during the last set of shots. Couldn’t have asked for a better day! 🙂
This is the Chisholm family crest. Loved this shot once I had everything set up. And you pronounce that “Chis-um”. Try to guess how many ways I tried to say it before I NEVER got it right? LOL.
Yes, DeAnna’s mom is behind her where the light is coming from. Thank goodness she is so tiny! Haha!
This shot was not necessarily an “accidental” as much as it was a test shot. She was standing there while her mom was fixing her dress and I wanted to test the light. Now at the time, I didn’t like it way it turned out because it seemed to be too bright for my liking, but once I got the photo pulled up on my computer, I fell in love. It’s the right amount of cool and warm my taste. I love this one so much.
And we will end with one of my many favorites. The light on the trees, the brick, GAH. Everything was so perfect. When I say that I could not have asked for a better day, I really mean it, lol.
So John & DeAnna got married on November 2nd of last month and their wedding was B-E-A…UUUUUUTIFUL. (Bruce Almighty reference, lol). I’m not even kidding, Celtic weddings are now a favorite of mine and goodness gracious, I just loved it so much! I can’t wait to blog their wedding for you very soon!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were safe during all of the Black Friday shopping madness. I was not so lucky and worked that evening on Thanksgiving and no…it was not fun, lol.
I have many more posts to come and sessions to blog as well as some big announcements for 2014 that may or may not affect you.
Have a great week everyone!
I am currently booking some mini sessions. Nothing major, but they are as follows:
20 minutes – 10 digital files – 2 prints
These are the only mini sessions that I will be booking for the remainder of the year. If you’d like to take advantage, I’d definitely do so before January 1st! 🙂
Still to be blogged:
Levanda & Bryson – Mother & Son Shoot