In the Charlotte, NC area, we usually only see snow about once or twice each year… and even then, it’s only a couple of inches. But every time the forecast calls for snow, we put out a casting-call on our Facebook page for a bride to get dressed up in her dress again for some snowy bridals for our portfolio. Every time we put it out there, we get a few raised-eyebrows and a few texts expressing vague interest, but no takers! It’s understandable… who wants to put on an expensive and most likely sleeveless gown and hang out in the freezing cold for longer than, like, 5 minutes? Well… this winter, Brian’s sister, Colleen, agreed to be on-call, ready and willing to dawn a wedding gown and let us snap some snowy bridal shots of her should we get a really good snow. And as most of you know, we got QUITE the snow this past week! And this time, we were prepared. We’d found a gorgeous long-sleeve vintage wedding dress at a thrift-store about a month ago and snatched it up! It serendipitously fit Colleen perfectly. Once we had the dress, we considered just going to the mountains for the shoot as the weeks droned on with no snow in sight. We began brainstorming how to style the session, and the style and structure of the down led us to a wintery “Snow White” theme… more like Snow White & the Huntsman than the Disney cartoon, of course! This inspired us to track down some jewelry that makes one think, “Mirror Mirror!” and a luxurious fur wrap. We meant to get more together and schedule a firm date to traipse up to the mountains (like some customized stationary and a bouquet), but once it began snowing gorgeously right here in our hometown, we decided to go just for it. I did Colleen’s hair and makeup, and we spent the longest 20-30 minutes of her life take gorgeous Snow-White-inspired bridal images in the middle of a gorgeous snow-flurry, lol! This girl was such a trooper, and we were able to get some breathtaking shots that captured our Snow White Bridal vision beautifully. Enjoy a few of our favorites from our session with Colleen!
We absolutely loved getting to reconnect with Evin and Marissa, one of our favorite wedding clients from 2012! Their beautiful Charleston got a little rained out, so on their wedding day we weren’t able to get too many shots of them outdoors. In celebration of their first anniversary, we got together at the Greenway in Fort Mill underneath the gorgeous autumn colors and captured some gorgeous and snuggly sunset images of them. Enjoy a bunch of our favorites from Evin and Marissa’s anniversary session!
Check out how gorgeous the beautiful Kelsey is in her wedding gown! Her bridal session was a last-minute addition to the month leading up to her October wedding, but it was a wonderful decision in our opinion. We had beautiful weather, a gorgeous sunset and a stunning bride- all ingredients for a lovely set of bridal images! Our favorite part was hearing Kelsey tell us, over coffee, about her family’s reaction to viewing her bridal portraits for the first time once they were done. She said that her parents teared up, and as they clicked through the gallery each member of the family picked different shots as their favorites, making it nearly impossible for Kelsey to decide on a print for the reception! That’s exactly what we want to hear- it’s the reason we do what we do! We couldn’t be more excited to share these portraits. Enjoy a few of our favorites from Kelsey’s lovely bridal session at The Ivy Place!