category: Bridal portraits




Charlotte Wedding Photography: January Update

January is a slow month for weddings but it is a very busy time for wedding planning and the inquiries for 2010, and even 2011, are coming in fast and furious.

It's also a good time of year to update websites and blogs so I just finished adding a new section to our website.

While we're known for our documentary wedding photography, we also do many portraits and I wanted to show some of the brides we've had the pleasure of working with. All of our pre-wedding day portraits are done on location, putting an emphasis on relaxed, natural images.

I've included a few samples below, but also take a look here and be sure to click on Record Brides to see more portraits.

Relaxed bridal portrait

Relaxed bridal portrait

Natural portrait of a beautiful bride

Natural portrait of a beautiful bride

Another relaxed portrait

Chapel Hill bride

Location portrait in a park

Location portrait

Beautiful bride

Charlotte bride

Using soft, diffused window light before the ceremony

Using soft, diffused window light before the ceremony

Location bridal in an uptown park

Location bridal in an uptown park





Bridal Portraits: Elizabeth at The Duke Mansion

As promised I'm posting images from Elizabeth's bridal portrait session Saturday at The Duke Mansion.
Elizabeth looked fantastic and we had a great time roaming around the historic building.
Thanks to Aundrea Hopkins at the mansion for setting everything up and to photographer Joe Strickland, who did an excellent job assisting on the shoot.
I'm looking forward to working with Elizabeth again at her May wedding in Charlotte.
Beautiful window light at The Duke Mansion

Nice window light at The Duke Mansion

Elizabeth looked beautiful

Elizabeth looked beautiful
An elegant setting

An elegant setting

There are many incredible chandeliers at the mansion

There are many incredible chandeliers at the mansion

Playing with some backlight

Playing with some backlight

I had to get a tight shot of Elizabeth's dramatic eyes

A tight shot of Elizabeth's dramatic eyes

Getting ready for more pictures

Getting ready for more pictures

Time for a closeup

Closeup

I love the floor in this room

I love the floor in this room

Beautiful eyes

Beautiful eyes

Some fun at the end

Some fun at the end