I adore bridal sessions. They are my favorite thing to photograph. The practice of a bride only photoshoot apart from the wedding day, is a Southern tradition. There are several advantages in doing a bridal session. It gives the bride a chance to test run her hair and makeup, bouquet, and dress. If there is anything wrong, it can be tweaked before the wedding day. These photo sessions also let the bride get comfortable with the photographer. It’s important for making things less stressful on the wedding day.
Lastly, the photoshoot can be done anywhere. It lets us get creative and pick a spot that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to use. We can pick the best time of day for pretty light and take our time.
Of course, today many brides have more than one wedding dress. Being a lover of fashion, I’ve always wanted to capture all these looks in one session. For Sarah’s bridal session, we got to three different dresses. The Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth was the backdrop for this session. Her ceremony, reception, and rehearsal gowns are all highlighted.
This classic gown by Sareh Nouri is the right mix of elegant and chic. It’s a strapless tulip neckline dress with detachable lace bow train. This stunning gown made for a timeless wedding ceremony look for Sarah.
Galia Lahav is known for designing show-stopping gowns and this one is no different. The Magdelena ballgown is part of the Galia Lahav Couture Collection. It features an s-shaped corset with metallic belt and hand embroidered flower. All of this sits on top of a big high slit skirt. It just begs to be danced and twirled in. The entire gown is made of silk tulle that has embroidered sparkle sequins all over. It’s chic, fun, and made to be moved in.
Dallas designer Mackenzie Bittingham created this incredible blue gown. It was part of a collection inspired by old garments and jewelry from royal families. She added pearls to most of that collection (the Pearl belt on this one). Mackenzie felt like it represented elegance and a very regal touch. The fabric is liquid organza, that’s what gives it the shiny look. The floral pattern on the gown is actually painted first then is turned into a fabric.
Bridal Salone – Stanley Korshak Bride
Ceremony Gown – Sareh Nouri
Reception Gown – Galia Lahav
Rehearsal Gown – Mackenzie Brittingham
Makeup and Hair – Natalia Issa
Planning – Alexa Kay Events
Floral Bouquet – Slow Darling
Jewelry – Lisa McConnell
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Film Processing – Indie Film Lab
Venue – The Kimbell Art Museum
Studio – The Darkroom DFW