As I drove down the rocky, dirt road to the barn, my mind was already racing with ideas for Dallas’s portraits. The sun was beaming and all I could think is, “this light is so perfect!” I had not seen Dallas in her wedding gown yet, but I knew her bridal portraits would be stunning.
When I was in middle school, I remember admiring a bridal portrait of a girl from our church. She had a huge ball gown and the photographer had her sit on the ground with the dress all around her. It was one of the most elegant bridal portraits I had ever seen. I always try to recreate that image when one of my brides has a ball gown. Sometimes it turns out even better than I expect. Dallas had the perfect dress for this particular photo. She looked like a real life princess. I felt like I was in a fairy tale with the glowing sunlight dancing through the trees.
If you’re wondering how to make a wedding photographer’s heart skip a beat, go for the cathedral length veil! Dallas’s veil was #goals. It gently floated behind her with the subtle breeze. You can’t help but say, “Wow,” when you see her outstretched arms displaying the veil. The length gave an air of sophistication and romance to the already elegant lace gown.
Dallas, I cannot thank you enough for being a fan of my work for all these years! Every like and comment truly meant a lot to me and helped me get my name out there when I first moved to Selma. I’m so thankful I got to photograph your engagement session, bridal session, and wedding! You looked amazing in every photo and I hope you love them all as much as I do!