Ashlee was referred to me by one of my previous brides, Christie. Ashlee had already lined up a photographer for her wedding day but wanted me to photograph her bridals. We met at Starbucks one afternoon (since I was still renovating my office space) and talked about her expectations and ideas about the session. Ashlee showed me a few examples she had seen online but mainly wanted to have a setting a little more rustic.
Now that Ashley & Ken’s wedding was over the weekend, I can publish her beautiful bridals we took on a blustery January Saturday. It wasn’t the best day to have a bridal session, but Ashley and her entourage were troopers. We did a few behind the old Lichtenstein’s on Mesquite street, as well as the park next to the Art Center and a few in the old Hoover Hotel. Against her better judgment, my lovely wife assisted me on this windy, frigid day. I loved the props Ashley brought along which helped complete the vintage feel she wanted in a few of her photos. I always like to suggest the bride bring a friend or two along on her bridal day because aside from needing help walking around and keeping the dress clean and out of harm’s way, the bride can always count on her friends to make her smile or laugh when needed. Props (aside from your veil, jewelry and bouquet) aren’t a necessity, but can help your bridal photos appear more complete. Of course, the result depends on what your final vision is and where we shoot.