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!
Sarah has been a dear friend of mine since our silly little tanning-salon job in college! For years now, we’ve been dying to photograph a bridal portrait session in the abundant peach orchards when they begin blooming in early spring, however the blossoms always fade after such a short time, it’s hard for our brides to work out hair, makeup, and an afternoon off of work in order to make that happen. So last spring, we decided to get Sarah all dressed up to show you all just how worth it it could be to go the extra mile this coming spring and work things out so that your bridal portraits can take place in the midst of these stunning blooms 😉 Enjoy a few of our favorites from Sarah’s peach-orchard bridal session!