If you’ve been around me much at all, you’ve heard a few phrases that define my mindset regarding portraits: “Telling your story,” “. . . this season in your family’s history,” “a visual milemarker of your family’s journey,” etc.
While this blog, and this session, is not about ME, it is somewhat of a milemarker in my own journey. Soon after opening the doors of our studio, Jessica and her Mom came through. Jess needed Senior photos. She was one of my first 2 Seniors from Bauxite, and her session was so much fun! If I recall, we spent about 3 hours shooting, and I burned through [gasp!] 2 rolls of 220 film, and 2 rolls of 120 B&W film! Insanity! I’d spent twice the time and twice the film that I normally did.
Fast forward several years, Jess and her Mom came through the door of my home, looking for a Photographer to capture the wedding day. How could she already be getting married?! She looked exactly the same [except for a few different hairstyles and tatoos ] . . . had it really been that long since High School? Well, it had been long enough to finish her schooling, live on her own, and start into her career. Wow. Here stood Jess, writing the next chapter in her life–and a new milemarker in my own journey.
I’ve made it no secret: I LOVE SHOOTING BRIDAL PORTRAITS! I was really fortunate to have my buddy, and extremely accomplished Photographer, Walter Eagleton, assisting on Jessica’s session. Enjoy a few images from her bridal session at Trapnall Hall [and get ready to see more of her from her engagement session, and wedding day].
Congrats, Jess! I love you,