One of the many things I love about the south (vs. my SoCali upbringing): the seasons. They exist here! In full, glorious dimension!
The reds, yellows and oranges of fall are straight out of a Nicholas Sparks movie (movies I watched in high school and thought the settings were just “movie magic”). The brilliant white of snow in the winter visit my own front yard (I don’t have to drive deep into the Grapevine to go sledding). And spring…
Spring is a botanical rainbow!
The peach blossoms in late March (something we opted to miss this year with a new baby in our arms)… the azaleas of early April… the rose gardens of May… they are all stunning and make gorgeous backdrops for our summer brides’ portrait sessions.
But the wisteria! This was something we had yet to take advantage of. It’s so hard to plan around, because there aren’t exactly wisteria gardens or fields we could book. Wisteria grows on the sides of highways! It’s so hard to find a spot that will work well for a bride’s one and only bridal portrait session, before which she will invest heavily in professional hair and makeup, making sure her gown alterations are done, and taking time off of work. It’s a risky move!
So, we decided to find a spot we thought might work, and do a little “test shoot.” Brian’s sister, Kailagh, graciously agreed to be our model, and wear her wedding dress and full hair and makeup in the deserted corner of a Rock Hill parking lot so that we could snap these shots to show future brides what their own bridals might look like if they’re willing to do the same.
And they turned out: awesome.
We’re so excited to share these gorgeous photos of our gorgeous sister with the world. Enjoy Kailagh’s wisteria bridal session!