We are so incredibly honored to have been published on the cover of Charlotte Wedding Magazine‘s April-June 2014 issue! CWM’s art director arranged for our lovely cover-bride, Caitlin, to come out from California and dawn her grandmother’s wedding dress again at the Ballantyne Country Club for a special cover-shoot! They had mock-ups of possible cover lay-outs and specific parameters for the shoot, so it was very different from the typical bridal session where variety is important to keep in mind. We spent a lot of time trying to capture Caitlin dappled in glowy sunset light, but at the end of the shoot we grabbed a shot in front of some beautiful greenery that set of the vintage details of her gown so beautifully. Also, I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with Avonlea the day we photographed this session! It was a little unnerving for everyone involved, scheduling this very important shoot just 10 days prior to my due-date 😉 The lovely Diane Personett of as well as Kisha Whitney were both on stand-by, just in case my water broke before or during the shoot. We’re so thankful for sweet friends who would be willing to do that! It was still super-fun, and wonderful to see Caitlin, her family, and the ever-so-talented Erin of Erin Ashley Makeup again!
We’re loving sweet Caitlin’s classic bridal images from before her May wedding, taken at the Ballantyne Country Club! Caitlin incorporated a very unique element, the dress itself! Caitlin wore her grandmother’s wedding dress on her big day and wanted elegant bridal images to capture the beautiful and sentimental facets of the gown. The dress was absolutely perfect on her 🙂 She looks like a disney princess in it! We even recreated her grandmother’s bridal portrait pose on the stairs inside Ballantyne’s gorgeous main hall. We also loved Caitlin’s bouquet of blush peonies and anemones with navy centers incorporated her wedding-colors beautifully. Enjoy a few of our favorites from Caitlin’s bridal portraits.