Forever trying to catch up on my blogging (I literally have 100+ sessions to blog!), today I bring you the gorgeous Sami (my new cousin!) & her bridal portrait shoot. I still find it strange that out here in the Western parts of the country, most brides don’t even know what a bridal session is, even though it is such a tradition back in the Southeast. Maybe one day it will catch on out here. It’s a great opportunity to have a “trial run” in your dress before the big day. You can see what alterations might still need to be done, you can test out your bridal makeup and hair (or do something completely different if you’re torn about what you want), and you can even do a trial run with your florist. Plus, what girl doesn’t need an excuse to wear that gorgeous dress more than once?! Another common reason bridal sessions are scheduled is so that the bride has a beautiful portrait of herself to give to her mother (the portrait is often displayed at the wedding reception and then gifted). If any of my Portland brides want to chat about a bridal session, send me a note!
Anyway… I met up with Sami at her parent’s home in the Porter’s Neck Country Club for her bridal portraits. They have such a beautiful home and yard, so we just stayed around their property. Loved the colors of the brick and front door in the last images!
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