Capturing Authentic


Are any of you brides-to-be, or former brides, ever heard the term ‘Bridal Session’ and confused as to what the heck this actually means? You’re in luck – I’m happy to share why brides request this extra portrait session with their photog and some photo inspiration for planning the perfect Bridal Session. Bridal portrait shoots are meant for exploring your creative side. Don’t limit yourself to just posing with your dress and a bouquet. There should be no limit to incorporate props such as antique cars, vintage parasols, unique backdrops, large accessory pieces, or even animals. Ask your photographer to help you style a shoot that reflects your personality and interests.

I was inspired to capture a bohemian, vintage style outdoor bridal session with mother nature’s fall foliage as our backdrop. During the session, the couple shared that they were celebrating their first wedding anniversary, and let’s just say, love was most certainly in the air. The beautiful bride modeled two separate BHLDN gowns as she posed next to her husband. I wanted to capture their love story in a beautiful field on an isolated hill. The bride said she felt like a princess with her delicate flower crown hand made by Belovely Floral and Event Design. The crown was the perfect accent to her classic BHLDN gowns.

Hair Artist: Kacey Brynne

Makeup Artist: Kim FedeleIMG_2078IMG_2089IMG_2098IMG_2099IMG_2103IMG_2109

The first BHLDN gown the Bride wore had very whimsical gown features.  The flower crown was the perfect accent to this particular classic gown.


The second BHLDN gown the Bride wore was exquisitely beaded throughout and had a more vintage, glamorous style. This is a gown every bride would LOVE to twirl all night in – truly mesmerizing.