Congratulations on your Engagement! I'm sure you're feeling a little overwhelmed with all the planning and decisions surrounding this major event.
Getting married is much more, than just the wedding day. It's often times a year long journey leading up to the wedding day. So much time, love and money is invested in this journey it's important to capture the entire story.
Most people want all the details captured so they can relive them time and time again and pass these stories down throughout generations.
We can tell the complete story-beginning with your engagement portraits. Engagement parties, bridal luncheon's and showers. Your Bridal portrait. Bridal boudoir, your wedding day, and honeymoon destination sessions.
Don't let all those special times be lost to your phone's camera roll. Choose a professional photographer to handle all the storytelling and memory preservation details. Photographs keep memories alive.
Doesn't the love story of your lifetime deserve that?
Imagine...something that takes you back to the butterflies you felt on your first date.
YOUR ENGAGEMENT PORTRAITS
Where did you first meet? What do you enjoy most about being together? What do you love most about this person your committing your life to?
The questions to these answers are the story line for your engagement portraits. An official announcement to the world that you found the one! A celebration of your commitment to each other. It's also the chance for your photographer to get to know the two of you before your wedding day. This is the first chapter in your love story, don't leave it up to a friend or family member who has a nice camera.
It's one of the very few times that couples are photographed together. Think about what it would mean to you if you had photographs of your parents or grandparents taken while they were dating, b fore they became parents and grandparents. Every couple deserves these portraits so don't skip them. Life passes so quickly enjoy each chapter.
It's one of the very few times that couples are photographed together. Every couple deserves these portraits so don't skip them. Life passes so quickly enjoy each chapter. Most importantly take the time and enjoy each step on this journey.
Think about what it would mean to you to have pictures of your parents or grandparents together taken while they were dating. What a treasure that would be if you could see their love story before they became parents, then grandparents.
YOUR BRIDAL PORTRAIT
YOU'VE DREAMED OF THIS SINCE YOU WERE A LITTLE GIRL.
You've spent months or perhaps years deciding the color, style, and length of your wedding gown. You've imagined your hairstyle, the veil and your flowers. You know you're borrowing your mother's diamond earrings and carrying your grandmothers monogrammed hankerchief.
You shared the experience of choosing your gown with those you love the most. Since the day you said "Yes, to the dress", you've been filed with anticipation and joy! You can't wait to wear the dress, and be a bride.
The unfortunate reality is you only get to wear your perfect dress a few hours.
The dress you've dreamed about since you were a little girl gets worn a few hours then gets preserved in huge box, place in the back of a closet or under your bed for decades.
That's why here in the south brides take the opportunity to dress in full bridal regalia and have a one on one portrait session a couple months before their wedding.
Not only is it a right of passage but it's an opportunity to have a dress rehearsal with your photographer, hairstylist, makeup artist, and florist. It allows you to get an idea of the fit and movement of your dress. It's something you don't think about but walking and practicing with the train, veil, shoes and flowers is very important to your overall wedding day experience.
As soon as your dress is chosen you should contact us to schedule your bridal portrait session.
Bridal portraits provide the best opportunity for the photographer and bride to truly get to know one another. Building a relationship and earning trust is of the utmost importance. I learn your best angles, what makes you genuinely smile. Then on one of hte most important days of your life, you're able to relax and be yourself, knowing that I have it covered.
Remember the first time you saw that portrait on the wall of a "real princess". Running to your Mom to inquire who that beautiful woman was in that black and white portrait? Perhaps this is wear your dreaming began as a little girl. Looking up at the fairy tale framed portrait of your Mamma on your grandmother's wall. Her bridal portrait. a cherished family heirloom. Don't you love going through old family portraits. These portraits are a tangible connection to where we came from the foundation for who we are and where we're going.
A Family Tradition born in Europe and continues today.
Before the invention of photography, in Europe bridal portraits were oil paintings commissioned by the bride's family to commemorate this special time. In the early 1800's bridal portraits were typically created at a photographers studio, due to the large camera's and bulky lighting. This is the portrait printed and classically framed becoming cherished family heirloom.
Today, it's not only a portrait to be displayed at brides parents home, but a part of the wedding day decor. Most brides have their framed portraits prominently displayed at the guest book or close to the entrance at the reception. It provides your guests who may have not had a close view during the ceremony an opportunity to admire the beautiful bride up close. Another way of continuing the tradition is to display years they may be display the portrait again at a daughter or granddaughters wedding. Think about what that would mean to your guest sharing the generations bridal portraits.
In fact I still have this dress. In college I photographed it for a still life assignment with the 4x5 View Camera.
Just like your favorite song takes you back to your first date. Your loved ones scent can put you right back their arms. Your engagement and wedding portraits re-connect you. Remind you of who you are, and makes you feel loved each and every time you see it. These portraits tell a chapter in your love story. Denise Jane provides more than pictures. She tells life stories. Stories that connect you to those you love with the strength of time.
Something that would take you back to the first time your your husband touched your face.
See The Difference Professional Photographers Make
Newlyweds talk about the importance of investing in professional photographers because at the end of their big day, their wedding photos were all they had left.
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