Bridal Portraits

If anyone out there in blog land is debating whether or not to take bridal portraits, I HIGHLY recommend it! Not only is it a good time to get a dry run of makeup and hair, but it’s also good to get accustomed to wearing a big/heavy dress! I couldn’t believe how exhausted I was after posing for a few hours in a heavy dress!

Caitlin from The Story Photography did my bridals (and our engagement and wedding/reception!), and I think she did a phenomenal job! My sister-in-law came to town to help me, and our wedding coordinator met us at Arlington Hall where we took the photos…and where our reception would eventually be.

When I first started thinking about how I wanted my bridal portraits to go, I knew I wanted something timeless. I didn’t want to pose in front of a pile of trash  for a shabby chic look. I also didn’t want something so high glam that just wasn’t me. Arlington Hall is a beautiful location and gives the photos a true Southern feel. Although I’m sure that I’ll look back at my photos and laugh at my hair and makeup and dress many years from now, but I know that no matter what – I felt absolutely beautiful on this day!….and my wedding day!

So…here’s a sampling of a few of my bridal portraits….we took a few inside Arlington Hall, and a few outside, and I think the ones outside came out much better.

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I absolutely LOVED my flowers! Blue Hydrangeas are my favorite flower, and they really added a cool pop of color to the photos.

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My sister-in-law said I looked like I was waiting for my confederate soldier in this picture. Ha!


020 (1 of 1)My mom had a bridal portrait taken similar to this, so it was fun to re-create it. I don’t look much like my mom, but it was cool to see our photos together.

035 (1 of 1)I absolutely LOVE this photo! We had the photographer crop it a bit to make it a closer-up image. It was the runner-up for the “official” bridal photo. I ended up printing out an 8×10 for Dono’s night stand.

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063 (1 of 1)Just for fun I took a pic with my cowboy boots for a pop of color. My mom thinks this is ridiculous because she paid so much for my real wedding shoes and that I would “junk” up a photo with my boots….but I think it’s cute!

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All in all it was an awesome day! The weather was in the 60’s and clear skies which made for great photos! I’m so proud of these, and I can’t wait til we move in a house when I have more room to display them all!





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