Formal Wedding Portraits
With about 45 minutes left before the ceremony, Mr. Dreamcatcher and I took some time alone with our photographer while the rest of our friends and family stayed inside to keep cool. The Good Lord blessed us with a gorgeously sunny day, but that comes with some seriously warm weather in late June. There was a bit more time for pictures after the ceremony as well, but for the sake of continuity I’ll put them all in one post.
We pose traditionally:
Dem ruffles though:
I love the way I’m looking at him here ^_^:
Another dip, but this one on stairs:
We show off how gorgeous the mansion is:
My veil cannot be tamed:
So we decide to hang out under it:
We take a much needed moment to sit:
And of course, what I believe is my favorite shot in the whole bunch:
We have thousands of photographs to choose from, so narrowing it down to even this many to showcase was soooo difficult. Hiring Laurel Mountain Photography, who of course gets the credit for all these amazing images, was one of the best decisions we made. I’m so glad I built some time into the schedule both before and after for some “alone” time, even if the photographers were there. It helped keep us calm before the ceremony, then kept us excited afterward! And as a reminder to any couples feeling unphotogenic, if you hire a great photographer they can work magic! The Dreamcatchers are definitely not very stylish people, but we look like we stepped out of Bridal Guide magazine in some of our photos. If we can do it, any couple can look amazing!
Dreamcatcher tip #12: Don’t get me wrong, I adore our photos. But part of me wishes I would have made a Pinterest board and shared it with our photographers. There are a few poses I would have liked to have, but I never communicated that with them. In the end it’s not a big deal, but something to consider if you have a specific vision!
- My dress almost doesn’t happen.
- I get by with a little help from my friends.
- We stumble through a rehearsal.
- We give some awesome gifts.
- Flow it, show it, hair, hair, hair, hair.
- Stuff gets sprayed on my face and makes me pretty.
- It takes one mom and six bridesmaids to dress me.
- A Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Dressed
- A look of the first variety.
- I forget I planned a gift exchange.
- Our wedding party cheeses something fierce.