A Mobile, Alabama Bridal Portrait
Bridal portrait sessions are such a beautiful Southern tradition. I love that they give the bride the opportunity to wear the dress ahead of wedding day. You spend all that time searching for the perfect one. Why not wear it as much as possible, right?! I also love that bridal sessions let me spend time getting to know my brides even better ahead of wedding day. Normally, I’ve already worked with them and their groom on their engagement session. But, in Annie’s case, this was her first time in front of my camera.
Annie was living and working in Texas ahead of her wedding day. Christopher was stationed in Oklahoma. His military schedule, combined with her work schedule, added to a busy schedule of events leading up to their December wedding, meant that it was tricky scheduling sessions. Ultimately, it worked out that we did the bridal session before their engagement session and I have to say that reversing the typical order was pretty fun!
I love when I have the opportunity to photograph bridal sessions on private property. It’s especially helpful when that same location will be part of the wedding day. Annie’s childhood home was perfect place for this portrait session. It adds an extra layer of sentiment to the portraits, which I love. I also love that this home has a lot of natural light. The house is framed around a courtyard, and the floor to ceiling windows provided us with a lot of soft natural light for these portraits.
After spending part of the session inside, we headed to the front lawn for some outdoor portraits during Golden Hour. This is the time of day when the sun is getting close to setting, which means the light is softer and slightly diffused from the tree line. I LOVE shooting during this time of day! Capturing the “Golden Hour Glow” in portraits gets me so excited every single time! Enjoy this look at some of my favorites from Annie’s session!
One of my favorite portraits from the session!