Shelby got married this last weekend to Clifton and had a great party at Brik (be on the lookout, I’ll be posting about that soon!). Shelby wore a stunning gown from Bridal Boutique Lewisville that she wore elegantly! Her bridesmaids complimented her with some Adrianna Papel gowns that you will just have to wait to see! Shleby wanted dramatic and moody lighting, so here are a few of my favorites from this session!
Carlie was a natural when it came to her session. Although I didn’t photograph her wedding, she still came to me to do her bridals. She looked STUNNING in her completely beaded dress. Seriously, look at her! Check out a few of my favorites from our session at the Fort Worth Kimbell Art Museum!
The brides look sets the tone for the wedding day and here are some tips for bridal portraits & the big day!
FITTINGS – Now that you have selected ‘the one’ (your gown, not the groom) the next step is a flawless fit. Invest in your alterations and bustling. The bustle is what pulls the train of your gown up off the floor so you can comfortably dance. This is a separate charge from your fitting fees so please remember to ask your seamstress or dress store about what style of bustle will best accentuate the cut & style of your dress.
UNDERGARMENTS – Finding the right undergarments is also important, you want to feel sexy & aid the way the dress fits. Hunt out the right foundation to your style: a great bra, corset or a full body support system to make sure you feel sexier & thinner. When in doubt return to your dress boutique, they can always help you with style choices.
SHOES – Have fun & show off your personality and style from a super chic colored shoe to traditional white. Wear your shoes at home ahead of time to break them in. We have brides that swear by wearing them with athletic socks around the house before the wedding to make them more comfy. If your selection might be a bit uncomfortable plan an alternate like ballet flats. Bring both options to your bridal portrait and put a trusted bridesmaid in charge of the alternate pair for the reception.
HAIR & MAKEUP – Staying true to your style is key when it comes to hair and makeup. Let your artists know exactly what you want. Photo retouching is costly and not available on all those cell phone photos your friends are bound to take so make sure you look flawless in all photos by hiring pros. If you have extensions find a hairdresser that is familiar styling them. To wear your hair up or down – that is always the question! We love your hair either way but do think about your wedding day personality – if you imagine yourself rarely leaving the dance floor than an up-do is bound to look more flawless all night long!
FLOWERS – Ask your florist if she can provide you with a trial bouquet for your bridal portrait. This is a great chance to see a trial run of your wedding day floral and make sure that the colors and stems are just what you were envisioning.
WHEN – This session needs to be scheduled 1 or more months in advance of your wedding and you should have your entire look, head to toe the day of the session. For your bridal location we suggest sharing images of your gown with us and discussing the feeling you want for your portrait. Be aware that indoor and specialty locations must be scheduled and fees apply. What if you aren’t having bridal portraits? Don’t worry we will still photograph you alone and achieve a beautiful portrait of you in your dress the day of the wedding.
I am so excited to share Caitlin’s beautiful bridal portraits!! This lovely bride was married just a couple of weeks ago and she is absolutely stunning! I have loved getting to work with her and can’t wait to share my favorites from her and Tom’s super fun wedding at Lone Star Mansion!
Hair & Makeup by: Wendy Zerrudo
I am so excited to be able to share Chloe’s bridals taken at City Club Fort Worth where she had her wedding reception this past Saturday. Chloe looked absolutely stunning in her gown from De Ma Fille. Her are some of my favorites from her session. I can’t wait to share the love between her and Garrett next week with her wedding photos.
I am so excited to share Kaitlin’s bridal portraits I took last month at the Bass Hall in Fort Worth. When Kaitlin showed me a photo of her dress she purchased from Mockingbird Bridal in Dallas I fell in love with it immediately. I just love the unique black flowers at her waist and the flower details in the dress. Here are some of my favorites from her Fort Worth bridal session.