That moment in the mirror when you are becoming Bride… the blue jeans are on the floor, the jewelry and the veil are in place, that’s the moment it really starts to register. You may have been thinking about this for a very long time but until you are face to face with that mirror, the impact will turn you around to marvel, with your friends and your mom, that the wedding day is on.
Many brides will ask if getting ready pictures are necessary and I always tell them that this part is. It’s one of the high points of the day… I don’t know that it’s all that important to be underfoot during the hair and makeup but this particular part of the getting ready pictures is pretty darn sweet. This article talks about many of the things you might consider important for the getting ready pictures… it will certainly be a little different from bride to bride but the gist is that you ought to consider what YOU want and talk to your photographer accordingly.
Come talk to me… I’d be happy to tell you what I know. ;0)
Grandmas usually make me laugh out loud… they are almost always up to something. One of the best parts of many weddings is the gathering of the generations… I love to watch the play unfold and hardly anyone colors inside the lines. I miss my own people so I guess I am just more open to enjoying other people’s people.
Nicole and her mother had started to rearrange her errant veil when her grandmother started making trouble… makes me laugh to see it!
I have run this image only as color before and this morning’s decision to look at it in black and white was a chance to see it more clearly… away from the bright flowers and the dress pastels. It’s all about the relationships.
Micki is one of the most no nonsense women I have ever met. She is clear and strong in all things as far I can tell. Her wedding day was no exception… she set her veil a little more squarely while her sister smoothed her beautiful gown and moments later, her Dad came to walk her down the aisle. No whining, no false starts.
She and Boyd now have two gorgeous, head-strong daughters… they will be good women, too.
Meghan and Ryan had a spectacular day at Bridal Veil Lakes. It was one of those soft July days… not too hot… the light beautifully bright under the trees. She crafted her retro bouquet and his boutonnière from tiny beads wrapped into flowers… they passed as real enough to make you look twice.
They met on the path around the lake and my favorite part of this image is her earring swinging high as she turns.
Come get married in Oregon… we have a wealth of beautiful places!