Kate had worked with us a few years ago through Metropolished a local modeling agency. We loved working with Kate! She is so confident and beautiful, we wanted to work with her again. Like so many of our clients we formed a friendship with Kate and kept in touch through the years. After getting married on the other end of the state Kate asked us if we would do Fashion Bridals for her…
Fashion Bridals are otherwise known as “Trash the Dress” sessions! We immediately jumped at this and we all brainstormed some neat ideas and locations. Now, you may be wondering how fashion bridals are any different from regular bridals, I mean, we don’t really trash the dress do we?
No! We just take a different direction than your typical bridal session, a little more edgy, the dress my get dirty (not trashed!), but you get to wear what is probably the most expensive, detailed, elegant dress you’ll ever own more than once! And you’ll get some stunning images to show off forever!
We started off with some natural-light images to warm up a bit, Kate took the role of Super-model and ran with it!Kate had such a beautiful gown! We sat her here on the old stairs and wrapped her up mermaid style so you could see the beading/embroidery on the back…What a gorgeous smile!See, I told you the back was beautiful!The sun cooperated to give us an awesome sunset, and some great clouds!Grunge and glamour combine for Fashion Bridals…Had to get the shoes, I just had to…Clouds, thank you so much for your appearance!Kate, thank you for “bringing it!” You are a Super-Duper Model!
Kelly and Aaron were married in June and we snuck in a last minute bridal session just a couple of weeks before her big day. We had worked with Kelly before during her Engagement session (get to know you session around here!) and we knew she was not only gorgeous, but capable of some pretty, elegant looks, as well as some more sultry, vogue-ish ones! We headed up to the site of the wedding to capture these at 3pm in June (from a photography standpoint it couldn’t have been worse, hot, sun almost directly overhead, hardly a breeze, but Kelly rocked in true super-model fashion!) see, I told you she was gorgeous! Then we opted for a little more drama and got this……I pushed it a step further in the digital darkroom later and… still beautiful and super-edgy!Elegant, beautiful, with eyes that draw you right in…A little more traditional now with the bouquet and a smile…The reception was being held at the barn so we made sure to utilize it in a couple…Even with the mid-summer sun beating down Kelly helped us nail this awesome image toward the end of the session…So fun, such a good sport to play with us in the heat, this might be one of my favorites from the session! That dress came from hereWe couldn’t pass up these french doors… Thanks Kelly for being so super-modelly! Angel popped in for a test shot while helping Kelly keep cool, two smashing women in one image!
I received a phone call back in December from The Knot wedding magazine and was reluctant at first to call back. We get calls from magazines, websites, and other publications looking for us to buy advertise with them. For those of you who have met with us we have probably told you that we don’t advertise (except for rare exceptions involving a favor or acquaintance), that all of our publicity comes from word of mouth (my absolute favorite!) and Google.
So I reluctantly called back and spoke with Kimberly at The Knot, she told me that we had been picked by Knotties (brides on The Knot website) as a favorite photographer for Virginia! Then she got on into the advertising spiel! I then asked her how these “favorites” had been chosen and she informed me that all brides with weddings in 2009 were asked who their favorite vendors were for their weddings. I kept an eye on the newsstand for the DC/Maryland/Virginia issue of The Knot Best of Weddings issue and picked up a copy to check out. Their were only 47 photographers in that area picked (most from DC and Maryland), so I am flattered and proud, and a flood of other emotions!
This is a description and FAQ about the best of weddings http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/planning-a-wedding/articles/best-of-weddings-2008.aspx?MsdVisit=1 , they have a list up on the web as well here.
Here are a few snapshots of the magazine…
Page 18 baby!
Carley’s note regarding the idea behind it…
Thanks you sooo much to all of our brides that are on The Knot!