been at this for 4 years now (officially 4 years in August, CRAZY!)… I have actually been able to see TRENDS happening! Actually, I feel like the WHOLE industry has changed DRAMATICALLY in the last 5 years… am I the only one that feels that way? When I first began shooting, there were trends and DIY weddings but it was NOTHING like today’s wedding scene! Brides are totally doing their own thing and that’s especially obvious when it comes to how they style their bridesmaid’s attire! I remember being a bride and walking into one store and thinking “Welp I guess I have to find something here”.
I wasn’t adventurous at ALL! There are so many great trends out there right now that allow brides to have some flexibility with their bridal party’s “look”. I love this because who ever said that bridal parties have to look ONE WAY?! No one! It’s your wedding, it can look however you want it to! Colors, cuts, styles, brands…. there are so many options!! I was the type of bride that thought that I HAD to order bridesmaid dresses from a bridal shop… ummm, that’s not the case anymore! Sure, the service is probably better (in some cases) since they are used to sizing and fitting…. but there ARE other options out there! Take a look at some of these styles I seen this seasons! My brides have such great taste!!
JCrew is a great option for Bridesmaid’s dresses! This is “Dusty Shale” in all different styles!These gals don’t even have matching dresses but it worked for this wedding theme and they got to pick what they liked! Different styles… same shoes. Can’t go wrong with cowboy boots! Add a POP of color at the bottom! NAVY is so popular and I love it because it photographs so well!!! Mod cloth is an awesome online resource for dresses!Bows and sashes!!
When I’m scrolling on Instagram or looking through images after a shoot, some images just stand out and capture my attention more than others!
I don’t know if I have ever photographed a more gracious bride in the most horrendous heat! Seriously, Kelsey is a literal angel on earth. She brought her entire family to Virginia from South Dakota for this portrait session and was so incredibly kind even in the midst of 100 degree heat and humidity!
Lenses are NOT cheap, so when you invest, you want to make sure you’re choosing the best option!
If you think about a wedding day and the part that makes you cringe is having to interact and direct the groomsmen, I get it.
This was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have ever seen, but the timeline didn’t quite pan out like we had planned.. The rings got lost, hair & makeup went long, storms were rolling in and there were some stressful moments!
You’re not going to believe this but this session was probably our easiest DC engagement session to date! We had glow, no crowed, a beautiful setting and the most wonderful couple!