Posted on May 9, 2012
I’m so pleased to have this special at-home bridal portrait session featured on Glamour and Grace today! Getting to know Vanessa and her family last year was a definite highlight for me. She is part of such a fun and gracious clan. I hope you’ll take a look and comment on Megan’s beautiful collection of wedding elegance. It’s like a breath of fresh air.
Posted on May 7, 2012
Nothing like photographing a beautiful blushing bride at a lush five-star resort with sea breezes and lawns like putting greens. Ashley’s elegant gown is by Martina Liana — it’s actually a one-of-a-kind design she fell for at a trunk show in Charlotte. I love how it had a little of everything — sparkle, lace and a breezy organza overlay. Beautiful!
Posted on December 2, 2011
Oh, I just love this frame. Love the light, the lace, the gorgeous horse, the Virginia hills, and this bride. Happy Friday to all, and to all a grand December!
To see more intriguing portraits sans visage, check out my Faceless Friday gallery.
Posted on November 17, 2011
Bailey and Brian recently married at Founders Hall on a perfect autumn day. A few weeks prior to the wedding, Bailey and I met at the Legare-Waring House, also at Charlestowne Landing, and wandered from room to perfect room shooting some portraits. I highly recommend brides opt for a bridal portrait session for several reasons: it’s the perfect time to give your hair and makeup a run-through, a leisurely session enables brides to relax and soak up the it’s-almost-time bliss, and you can add some portraits to the album even if you aren’t planning on displaying one at the reception. Best of all, the dress rehearsal gives you another reason to revel in your success having found the perfect gown. And I have known a few brides to make changes to their bouquet, jewelry or makeup after seeing the portraits. Practice makes perfect!
I think you’ll agree that Bailey didn’t need much practice though. Lovely!
Posted on September 20, 2011
Hurricane Irene, large and moody lady, attempted to thwart my plans to fly to DC and photograph Vanessa at her parents’ home in Virginia. I was able to leave Charleston just before the airport delayed some flights, and we enjoyed a gorgeous afternoon in Warrenton. Vanessa’s sister (her maid of honor) had just returned to the States, and her mom, grandmother and childhood friend were on hand watching Vanessa’s dress rehearsal. One of the highlights of the bridal portraits was when she let her dad have a first glimpse of her bridal beauty.
The ladies were agog. Dad was gobsmacked. I was just giddy to be there. It’s a unique privilege to be chosen to document such intimate family moments. I’m grateful to create something lasting for such a wonderful family.
Jennifer H. Smith usually photographs brides and families throughout the Carolina Lowcountry and happily embraces changes in topography.
Contact Jen to inquire about wedding photography or arrange a portrait session.