Emily and I went to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens with her Mom to photograph her bridals. I just love it when the mothers are present for this special time. Its a real bonding experience for mom and daughter. Some even offer to help out with the session. They hold reflectors, pull rolling camera bags, hold lightstands, take a few snapshots with their point and shoots, and even carrying the train of the dresses. Her wedding dress was absolutely breathtaking. She had some custom alterations done to the dress including a beautiful sweetheart neckline. Emily and Shelby’s Fort Worth engagement session was my chance to get to know them as a couple. For her bridal portraits, I was really able to get to know her and this included lots of laughs and she pulled out her fierce diva side for me.
The gardens have a special section … The Japanese Gardens. I was a bit apprehensive about the extra fee to shoot there, but once inside the stunning light showering the trees stopped me in my tracks. I really was oohing and ahhing at every turn. I must have said…”wait, stop here, the light is perfect.” 50 or so times during the portrait session. We encountered sprinklers in the middle of the day, some hungry Carp, and a few human lovebirds that we had to intrude on their nest for a moment.
Emily and Shelby’s wedding was this weekend at the Fort Worth Club and it was flawless. The awesome team of wedding professionals were a dream to work with. I am looking forward to sharing a few images with you from the wedding. Enjoy her bridal portraits and be sure to leave her some blog love in the form of a comment. It truly makes my day and my clients feel like rockstars when you do!