September 25, 2018
How perfect does that sound? Mrs. Leuthold. 🙂
And here she is!
If you missed it the first time, check out Abbie and Taylor’s wedding post for more on their story, because today is all about the lovely bride!
So, for starters, bridals are both one of my favorite yet hardest things to shoot. I love, love, LOVE spending that time with the bride. We get to talk all about the dress and why it’s so special to her, but also about any and everything else. It’s a chance for me to get to know and hang out with the star of the show before the wedding. During bridal sessions, I’m am able to slow down, take my time, and capture every little detail of the bridal look. From the tip of her shoes to the top of hair, this is the chance to document my girl.
So why is it the hardest thing I shoot? Because I have to keep the photos all to myself for at least the next month!! Do you know how hard that is for me? haha! I’m a sucker for all things wedding and bridal anyway and have been since I was a kid, so to know about all of the gorgeous details and not be able to share them is tough.
Thank goodness I had so many other sessions to keep my mind busy between Abbie’s bridals and her wedding, so I didn’t have to concentrate on the agony of keeping quiet! Ha!
I think it’s very fitting that we used our mutual hometown for Abbie’s portrait session. We started the morning in a salon with which she’s very familiar, changed into her dress in a fellow THS alum’s coffee shop, and meandered about the quaint downtown we both call home.
I think it’s funny now, as a photographer, to look at these streets I thought I knew like the back of my hand. Because though I spent the first 18 years of my life there, it’s not until now that I look at it in terms of sunlight, leading lines, and neutral backgrounds. Who knew the side of the Edwards Jones office could make for such a great neutral backdrop?! 🙂
If you remember from their wedding post, Abbie’s dad is certainly her first love and a jack of all trades, and I got the first touch of that when she arrived that morning with a bouquet he had made for her. Be sure to be on the look out for that down below!