We’ve been waiting since early May to show off these images – we weren’t allowed to post them until after Cara’s wedding, so her dress would remain a surprise!
Full on disclosure time: This was our first bridal session! Whoo! This was SO MUCH FUN. I wish all our brides did this, it’s a great way to get some smokin’ photos of you in your dress before OR after the Big Day. It allows us a chance to flex our creative muscles and get some shots that a typical wedding schedule would not permit. If you schedule your bridal session before your wedding, it’s also a great opportunity to do a dry run of your hair and make-up in preparation for your wedding. If you decide to do a more casual “day after” session, you can let your hair down and go for a more relaxed look. Either way, you walk away with a series of images that will be a great addition to your wedding day photos.
We started off our session at Detroit’s iconic Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers – since Nick, Cara’s husband, is a big Tigers fan.
From there, we went across the street to the Fox Theatre – which is always a popular location for downtown bridals.
Cara’s dress is exquisite, the beading and detailing is gorgeous. And I had to grab a quick shot of the beautiful antique bracelet she found – her “something old” for the wedding.
We hopped in the car soon after this and headed to the Riverwalk to fulfill one of Cara’s requests – photos by the water. Done!
The black & white image on the left is actually the one Cara selected for her canvas, which was displayed at her wedding reception. It turned out magnificent! The image on the right is one of my favorites from the session and we now have a big print of it on display at our studio!
We ended the session at the fabulous Greektown Casino, which has the coolest lobby – it is SO much fun to shoot there. We will be back there this week for Heather’s wedding!
There are more yummy pictures of Cara and her wedding to come – so stay tuned!
Also – shout out to all our current brides or anyone thinking about working with us – we LOVE bridal sessions. Let us know if you ‘d like to set one up!