After getting dressed, we had a few minutes for bridal pictures before the first look. One of the features I loved about the Whittemore House is this little vanity room next to the bridal suite. I mentioned to my photographer when we first met that I was excited about some bridal portraits in there, and she knew exactly what I meant.
My mom happened to have that pink makeup case with her, and I pretended to put on some makeup. I’m being really careful not to actually touch my face and mess anything up, but if someone actually thinks I did that makeup job myself—great.
I love how these turned out.
There’s a bunch of photos of me showing off my shoes. It’s funny, I kind of forgot that they were somewhat special, because I had them for so long, but Emily asked me to show them off several times. I ended up really liking these ones too.
Here I had to tuck in my sleeves to get the “of course just lounging in a wedding gown this is how I always sit no big deal” look. I started to refer to switching to the strapless version of my dress as “putting on my party arms.”
Did I tell you there is 17 yards of fabric on this dress?
All told, I was pretty comfortable taking these pictures, but I didn’t really have that much time to think about it. I just kept making what I thought were bridal faces and trusting that there’d be a few good ones in the bunch.
I told you, bold lips!
I love this one of the bouquet. These turned out even better than my inspiration. My mom added some green tulle to set the flowers off a little bit, and I think it made all the difference. We also decided to keep the long ribbons hanging—you’ll see that more in the group shots.
Pretty painless, and I was pleased with all the shots I got!
Did you have a lot of vision for your bridal portraits or did you just do whatever? Which poses did you end up liking the best?
All photos by Emily Clack Photography.
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