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Charley | Bridal Portraits


April 2, 2018

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A Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Bridal Session

Sometimes you have those sessions where everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, is just perfection. On this day, the weather, the location, the flowers, the dress, the bride herself, it was all MAGIC. Charley is such an elegant and kind-hearted bride with a classic Southern bride style. When she asked me about scheduling a bridal session, I could barely contain my excitement. I absolutely LOVE bridal sessions and in the past month I’ve been lucky enough to do two bridal sessions at two of my favorite Mobile venues!

Charley chose The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion for her bridal session location and I cannot say enough good things about shooting at The Bragg. This venue is literally a dream for wedding days and bridal sessions. The weather forecast hadn’t looked too good for the day of this shoot, but knowing we had ample options for indoor shooting meant we could go forward with the session rain or shine. Some of my favorite shots even turned out to be indoor photos! We also got lucky enough to catch a few remaining azalea blooms the day of this session. They weren’t as plentiful as they were a the peak of bloom, but there were enough flowers left to give a bit of color to some of the portraits.

Now that Charley is officially Mrs. Jordan, I’m so excited to be able to share some of my favorites (ok…a lot of my favorites) from her bridal session. At one point during the session, I asked Charley if she was ok to keep going (it was a bit warm). Her reply was, “Oh! I could do this all day!” And to that I replied, “Me too!!!” I love when my clients are just as enthusiastic about their portraits as I am!

I am obsessed with the drama of these black and white portraits on the grand staircase at The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion!

The weather turned out to be gorgeous the afternoon of this session!

Charley chose to display this portrait at her wedding reception. I’ll be blogging my favorites from the wedding soon!

See Charley & Ethan’s Fairhope Alabama Engagement Session!

  1. Connie Powell says:

    Elizabeth, I am so thankful that God led Charley to chose you as her photographer. You are simply AMAZING! From the first time that we met your genuine smile was just a foretaste of your kindness. You made Charley feel special at every session. Your encouragement made everything so joyful. It was so easy to be happy and smile while you took the pictures. You have a God given talent and I cannot thank you enough for being such an important part of my daughter’s dream. You definitely helped to make it a reality and because of you we will be able to recapture the magic and remember the joyful times.

    • Elizabeth Gelineau says:

      Connie, I’m so glad God made our paths cross! It was such a joyful day!!! Thank you for your kind words. <3

  2. Kathryn Long says:

    Absolutely breathtaking! Charley is an amazing young lady and we are honored and blessed to have her as part of our family now. I for one am happy to be able to call her my niece. I wish Ethan and Charley many many years of happiness together. These pictures are amazing and beautiful. You can see the glow of joy and happiness all over Charley’s face.

  3. Sharon Mason says:

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful setting and most certainly a beautiful bride.

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