Virginia Beach portrait and lifestyle photographer specializing in comfortable portraits and candids
“I love hiking!” I told Riva when she asked if I’d come with her to hike McAfee’s Knob and do her make-up for her bridal portraits. I don’t know if I told her that I’d never actually BEEN hiking before. But I definitely loved the idea! So, up the mountain we went. And went. For hours. Don’t forget, we have a wedding dress, a bride in curlers, dinner in a bag, a photographer, his assistant, the make-up artist [me], and mom and dad toting other essentials. We were worthy of our own pictures! When we arrived at the top, the view was breathtaking [picture pride rock]. Riva, behind a sheet, put on her mother’s gown, got her make-up touched up, took the curlers from her hair, and began to be photographed. I wish I had an image to show you. I guess I wanted to illustrate this simple little fact about today’s bridal portraits:
They are not what they used to be.
what are they?
You might be thinking… “uh.. a portrait of the bride.” And you’d be RIGHT! And wrong…let me explain, list-style. Bridal portraits are:
why do them?
Bridal Portraits are my absolute favorite part about being a wedding photographer. Something about girls in white dresses…