I’m going to be honest and say that this will be the first post of Jessica’s Bridal Portraits.
As the next few days go by, I hope you’ll see exactly why I’ve chosen to split this post up. I’m so personally attached to every single one of these images…and the beautiful girl posing for them…that I just couldn’t cut it down. It’s really better this way – more eye candy.
Jessica wasn’t sure in the beginning if she wanted to do a bridal session. After she and Will’s engagement session, I just knew that it would be a special treat if she’d change her mind. As she began to contemplate it, I began to send her inspiration for ideas I’d been sitting on for a while. Things I’d been trying to make happen, but also not exactly knowing how it would happen because I was going to need so many props to pull it off. (You’ll see most of this aspect in the final post and I’ll explain it all).
I felt like the clouds were parting when Jess started e-mailing me a list of the things she had to make this session 100% perfect. The bridal session was on! The one aspect I knew would pull the entire concept together was flowers. I contacted my very favorite florist, Abby of Stems Floral Design, and asked if she could help us out. INDEED she did. The morning of the session, when I picked up the bouquet and flowers, my jaw dropped. Even the very best bouquet I could have imagined didn’t look as stunning as the one Abby sent me home with.
We began the first part of the bridal session in an abandoned field with a few hay bales. Very simple and clean, all the focus on Jessica.
Below you’re introduced to the very first prop. This particular suitcase has special meaning to Jessica – it is a piece of her grandfather’s vintage luggage. You’ll see more of him in another post…