This blog post is for all the future brides out there…just a bit of eye candy to think about how you want your own bridal photos to look on your wedding day. This first part is not EXACTLY bridal…but Michelle created this GORGEOUS red dress & we HAD to use it. So…engagement party look? lol… Work with me, peeps! It’s beautiful!!!
I did this mainly for my own inspiration. Through another shoot, I got to “work with” (I wasn’t there, but provided hair pieces for it) the amazing, and I do mean AH.MAZ.ING. dress designer, Michelle Hébert. After continuing to follow her work for a while, I knew I had to work with her again. But this time, I wanted to photograph the shoot & finally meet her in person. So, I had a little chat with her, and that was step one!
Then I had to find a model. I’ve worked with Kaylie Wilson on numerous occasions and just think she’s an all-around great person. She’s a young, sweet Christian girl who is following her heart to do some really special missionary work in Africa & some other things locally. She’s a determined gal…a hard worker…beautiful…and has a heart of gold. I had a conversation with her, and she also decided she was “in.”
Last, but certainly not least, I got to work with the talented Rachel Victoria, of Raquel Makes Faces. She has prettied me up for shoots before, and I definitely wanted the chance to work with her again! She decided that she also wanted to collaborate for this fun inspirational shoot & we had our “dream team.”
I’ll admit, I was a bit intimidated to work with these seriously talented people. I’ve been to a lot of shoots & events, but have never personally shot with models. Usually at those events, you have to jockey with other photographers to get a decent shooting position, and so I just never bother. I’d rather shoot REAL clients…with REAL love to show. However, I wanted to try something a bit out of element, so I had to go for a model. And I was NERVOUS! I tried to make a bunch of additional things happen with this, and none of them worked out. So I went back to the basics, keeping it a simple bridal shoot & the Lord seemed to work that part out perfectly! I thank Him for a time of refreshing in my business & an amazing shoot!!
Here are my favorite shots from the day! Hope you enjoy them. And brides…you can have some amazing bridal portraits like this on your day too! Hire me & we’ll make some pure gorgeousness!
Keep an eye out for Part II, which, I PROMISE, will have a white dress!! Okay, an ivory dress. But wedding-ish!
**NOTE** This shoot was done on tracks at a railway museum where they allow photos & no trains are running during the week, which is when we were there. Please, don’t EVER take photos on live tracks! It is DANGEROUS!!! Thanks!