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Category Archives: Bridals

Bridal Portrait Photography

It has been my experience as a professional wedding photographer that most brides already know exactly what they want by the time they begin to plan their wedding…and Heather was no exception. Because she planned to be married at Sandbridge Beach, it was important for Heather to have her bridal portrait photographed there as well.

At sunrise.

Not a problem…except that Heather lives in Richmond. So, take a minute and think through…

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I met with an excited Mishaell to finalize the details of her bridal portrait session scheduled at the First Lady of Suffolk. A spectacular 8,000 square foot home located in historic downtown Suffolk, it was built in 1907 and has since been fully restored to its original grandeur. Each room has a unique personality and the thematic possibilities are endless. It is truly a bridal photographer’s dream come true.

As we discussed possible directions to take her bridal portrait session, I asked Mishaell what was most important to her about the photographs…

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Courtney was excited with the decision to photograph her bridal portrait at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Beach…and so was I! Take a stunning bride like Courtney, add an absolutely beautiful wedding dress, then combine them with the rich palette of light, shapes and textures at the Contemporary Art Center and the opportunities for great images are almost limitless. I really enjoyed working with Courtney on both a personal and…

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From the time Cherie arrived for her bridal portrait, it was clear it would be a very special afternoon in front of the camera lens. She was the perfect bride in the perfect dress, and she brought the perfect attitude along with her as well. I shared my ideas for the session with Cherie and we started shooting photos right away! Cherie was truly a bridal photographer’s dream. We spent the next few hours exploring a variety of locations and setups, each one…

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