mary beth {bridal portraits}

mary-beth-bridals-featured_0001Can I just say that one of the hardest things about shooting bridal sessions is keeping the images a secret until after the wedding day?! I have SO been looking forward to sharing some of Mary Beth’s bridal portraits with y’all, and now that Mary Beth and Hunter are MARRIED (eeep!), I can finally share my favorites from her bridal session!

We took Mary Beth’s bridal portraits at the family estate where she and Hunter would celebrate with all of their friends and family at their wedding reception just a few weeks later!  Despite a LOT of rain on the day of our session (it literally downpoured less than an hour before we started shooting!), Mary Beth opted to continue with our session and she had the absolute BEST attitude about it!  “We’ll make the best of it!” she said to me.  And I think that says so much about her character!  In this life, we are going to encounter circumstances that aren’t ideal, and the way we choose to carry ourselves in the midst of those circumstances can make all the difference in how we come out the other side.  I don’t know about you, but I want to surround myself with people like Mary Beth – people who choose to see the good and make the best of a less-than-ideal situation.

… And I just have to say, the rain most definitely did not ruin our session!  I absolutely love the way Mary Beth’s images turned out!  We started with a few shots inside this beautiful old home (and her sweet pup Ellie joined us!), we maximized our shooting opportunities on the gorgeous front porch (y’all, the porches on this house – oh. my. goodness!), and the rain eventually did subside and we were able to get some really stunning images on the front lawn during the last 30 minutes of daylight!  But don’t just take my word for it – take a look through my faves from Mary Beth’s session!

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A little obsessed with the gorgeous lace on Mary Beth’s dress!!

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I love these shots with Ellie!

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These next two shots are two of my FAVES!

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Ahhh, this next one is a fave, too!

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I looove both of these next shots, but especially the one on the right!

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Ahhhh, this next one is another fave!  So timeless!

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I love how bridal sessions give me another opportunity to play with detail shots like these images of Mary Beth’s gorgeous ring!

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Mary Beth, you are a gorgeous bride!  I had so much fun celebrating with y’all this weekend and cannot wait to share my favorites from your wedding day on the blog soon!!

Big hugs to you both!

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