Hi blog readers!
Today we’re going to discuss why a bridal session is an important option to consider.
Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love the thrill of a wedding day. There’s an insane amount of energy poured into coordinating every vendor and every participant, there’s the mad dash to fix inevitable snafus, and it’s a race against the clock to keep everything on schedule. Does it keep me up at night sometimes? Sure! But I live for it!
That said… sometimes a lady needs a break from the madness of it all, and that’s where bridal sessions come in! For those unacquainted, a bridal session takes place days (or even weeks) before the actual wedding day, and gives the photographer (ME!) an opportunity to photograph the bride without any sort of pressing time constraints. Naturally, that makes for some seriously dreamy pictures, and that’s exactly what we got during my styled bridal session with the gorgeous Jocelyn! To kick it up a notch, we turned this into a Bride and Maid of Honor session by adding Louise, so we got double the gorgeousness!
This lavender-inspired session was done at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, a beautiful botanical garden located near the historic copper mining town of Superior, about one hour's drive due east from Phoenix, Arizona. We wanted to keep this shoot simple and used the plants and many beautiful backdrops as the focal points. The bride did her own hair and makeup and the Maid of Honor’s hair and makeup were done by Antunez Artistry. We kept their hair and makeup soft and romantic, which went with the theme of the shoot. The amazing Heather of AZ Florations provided the gorgeous bouquets and fresh flower crowns – aren’t they do die for?! What’s a session without desserts, right? Stephanie of Decadent Macarons provided the beautiful and delicious lavender, peach, and cactus shaped macarons, all topped with gold flakes.
Although it was a cloudy and windy day, and we were playing hide and seek with the rain, we still got some amazing images...don't you agree?
Enjoy some of my favorites from the session below and don’t hesitate to contact us at info@jademinphotography if you’re considering a bridal session! We can tailor your session to anything your heart desires.
Photography & Styling | www.instagram.com/jademinphotography
Bouquets and Flower Crowns | www.instagram.com/azflorations
Maid of Honor's Hair and Makeup | www.instagram.com/pita703
French Macarons | www.instagram.com/decadentmacaron
Bride's Dress, Maid of Honor's Skirt, and jewelry were provided by us, Jade Min Photography!