Charlotte Bridal Portrait Session | Mary Catherine

We just photographed our last wedding of the year with Mary Catherine and Ben so now we can finally share those gorgeous Bridal Portraits we did with Mary Catherine in uptown Charlotte this Fall. We took advantage of the beautiful surroundings by Saint Peters Catholic Church, Tryon Street and a couple of shots at the new Romare-Bearden park. We are in love with the new lace gowns this year and you have to admit that this bride wears it so well.

Enjoy!

Wedding Gown: Mecklenburg Bridal http://www.mecklenburgbridal.com/

Hair: Honor

Makeup: Simply Beautiful http://www.makeuplady.biz/

Photographer: Shirley Wedra owner/lead photographer at Fort Mill Photography http://www.fortmillphotography.com/

Riverwalk Engagement Session | Jessica and Alex

We are especially fortunate in this area to have a place like Riverwalk Carolinas to be able to enjoy. The scenery is gorgeous in the Fall and it’s the perfect location for a Fall engagement session. We had a great time photographing Jessica and Alex here. We played right up until sunset and ended with a little silhouette between the trees. Below are a just a few of our favorites from the session. Enjoy!

Brakefield at Riverwalk Wedding | Susan and Cory

There’s nothing like a Fall Wedding in the Carolinas. Brakefield at Riverwalk in Rock Hill South Carolina sets the tone for Susan and Cory’s beautiful late September Wedding. The golden tones of the afternoon sun and the goldenrod out on the nature trail make the backdrop for Susan and Cory’s couple session just breathtaking!

Below are some of the talented vendors that made this day extra special.

Venue: Brakefield at Riverwalk http://www.brakefieldatriverwalk.com

Formal wear: Suits by Joseph A. Banks http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Home_11001_10050

Wedding Gown: Mecklenburg Bridal http://www.mecklenburgbridal.com/

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: NY Bride and Groom http://nybride.com/

Flower Girl’s Dresses: David’s Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.com/

Florals: Ribald Farms http://ribaldfarms.net/

Hair: Lindsey Pizzuti at Mirror Bomb Studios http://www.mirrorbombstudio.com/

Makeup by: Jessie Pellington Makeup Artist/Stylist http://www.modelmayhem.com/JessePellington

Dj Entertainment: Split Second Sound http://www.splitsecondsound.com/

Transportation: Charlotte Express Limo http://cltexpress.com/

Equestrian Themed “Trash The Dress” Session

The term “Trash The Dress” sounds a little harsh doesn’t it? Especially after you’ve invested thousands of dollars in that dress. Well let’s put it into perspective or maybe I should say let me give you our perspective. You’ve bought this amazing wedding gown. You had bridal portraits done and worried the whole time about getting the dress dirty. They are GORGEOUS but they are not as free spirited as you may have wanted them to be. The Wedding Day has come and gone and the dress gets shoved back into the bag or shipped off to the cleaners for preservation. Why not have some fun with it before that preservation stage.

Our former Bride Erica knew that she had another vision in mind for that dress. She’s an avid equestrian and horses have been a huge part of her life since she was a little girl. A “Trash The Dress” Session was exactly what Erica had in mind. It wasn’t that she wanted to ruin her dress, she just wanted to wear it, play in it, and not have to worry about getting anything on it. We suggested the ASC Greenway for a location for the shoot because of it’s horse friendly environment and many wonderful locations that fit the look and style of Erica’s vision. She brought her horse Kate from miles away by trailer, we spent 2 hours walking the ASC Greenway and photographing in many different locations and ending the session with a ride across the horizon in one of the prettiest sunsets we’ve seen all year. Now the dress will go to be cleaned and who knows what Erica’s next vision will be for that dress … maybe a christening gown?