You know what sounds like it would be fun on your birthday? Getting dressed up for a bridal portrait and twirling your dress in the sun. That’s what Genie did for her birthday!
Born in New Bern. Raised in New Bern. Lives and works in New Bern. Wedding in… not New Bern? Brittany decided on an out of town wedding but still wanted her hometown represented in her photos, thus the decision to hold her bridal portrait at Tryon Palace in, you guessed it, New Bern, NC. She says, “I chose to have my bridal portraits there because I loved the historical aspects that the palace offers and the beautiful gardens!”
If we came up with creative names for each of our real shoots, this one would be called something like “The Essence of the Southern Bride.” Lynley, today’s bride, looks like the ideal Southern bride and she picked the perfect venue to match. This was shot at a private residence along the Neuse River just outside of New Bern and featured a riverfront view, trees with Spanish moss, and an adorable golden retriever.
Sometimes you just have to suck it up and do your shoot in the cold. That’s what Sami faced for her bridal portrait at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC.
Spring had just sprung and the late afternoon air was a perfect temperature… and then it got dark. When the light left, so did the warmth. Sami was a trooper though and toughed through it (with the help of her father’s jacket).
The best shoot location is often the one you’re most comfortable and familiar with. Kim grew up just down the road and says, “I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in Wilmington with some of the best memories of my life. It’s like a little hidden area that is very serene right on the water outside of all the hustle and bustle of the city.”