This was our first time ever having the pleasure of shooting at Wing Haven Gardens in Charlotte. And who better to pose for our inaugural Wing Haven session than Brian’s lovely sister, Kailagh! Her wedding to her now-husband, Darko, was originally set for June of 2014 in Europe… until they discovered that immigration issues would prevent them from marrying internationally! Kailagh and Darko found out only 3 months prior to their wedding date that they’d be planning a wedding state-side, and with the rushed planning, we didn’t find time to photograph Kailagh’s bridal portraits until the week before their wedding! We weren’t able to shoot during the perfect time of day, and I actually did Kailagh’s hair for the session- and yet no sub-par circumstance on the planet can keep Kailagh from looking like the most perfect bride! She glowed in her dream gown, and we’re thrilled to be able to share her bridal portraits.
Yay! Sweet Katherine has made it down the aisle and is now officially a Mrs! And besides the obvious reason of being thrilled for her that she’s finally married to the love of her life, we’re also pretty jazzed to get to show off her fabulous bridal session! Katherine graduated from Winthrop University, so we headed to the campus to capture some gorgeous shots of her bridal look.
Now, Katherine did something pretty risky during her search for the perfect bridal gown- she actually bought it online! Eeeep! But she went about it in the smartest way possible. She’d seen the dress is a magazine and fell in love with it, but couldn’t justify the retail price. When she found it for sale online from a private seller, she proceeded with caution! She bought it from a bride who had purchased the gown hastily, before realizing that the gown exceeded the weight-limit of what she would be allowed to bring as a carry-on on the flight to her destination wedding. The dress had never been worn and had no bad juju 😉 Katherine even skyped with the seller-bride before going through with the sale! The purchase worked out wonderfully and the dress only needed a few minor nips and tucks here and there in order to fit like a glove. And we have to admit, Katherine looks absolutely stunning in it!
Enjoy a few of our favorites from Katherine’s bridal session!
If we could only say one thing about Carolyn, we’d have to go with, “This girl must be one of the sweetest, most vibrant women on the planet!” Carolyn is such a fun person; her smile is contagious, and we fell in love with her the moment we met her. She’s an interior designer, and had a novel request for her bridal portraits: she wanted us to take them in the beautiful home of a family-friend, because she loved the home’s decor and had even designed some of it herself- the master bathroom in particular! When we arrived and Carolyn specifically pointed out the bathroom, of course we were surprised… but honestly? How often does a bride ask for photos in a bathroom?! It was a small space so we couldn’t take a whole lot of images in there, but we walked out of that bathroom with one of our most interesting bridal shots ever. The rest of the session was spent in the home’s gorgeous living room and on the stair-case, as the home’s residents scurried back and forth preparing for Carolyn’s bridal shower they were hosting the next day! It was a really fun session, an interesting challenge, and we truly love the images we came away with! Enjoy a few of our favorites from Carolyn’s bridal session!