Lee’s Bridal Portraits

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Has it really been so long since I posted?  We’ve been very busy shooting, the blog will catch up with us eventually…

Speaking of catching up, remember Lee and Marshall’s gorgeous wedding at Main Street Station?  Somehow Lee’s bridals got away from me so I’m going to back pedal a little because its totally worth it.

We got together to take these late last spring at the Country Club of Virginia where both Lee’s mother and sister had their wedding receptions.  In addition to the sentiments behind the choice, it was a good place for some interesting interior shots too… Lee being an art director for R Home and all.

Serendipity is a funny thing.  We had gone in thinking that we would use the heavily wallpapered walls and antique fixtures as backdrops, I had the shots fully sketched in my head before we even walked through the front door.  While waiting for Lee to get ready upstairs, we stumbled into a side room where we thought we might store some equipment, concerned that we were distracting attention from canasta games and luncheons going on around the club.  It was a rather plain board room with a very large, semi circular window made of fabric pleats.  Sam and I looked at Lee’s vintage inspired dress with the shift length and then at each other.  Scrap the stodgy Southern belle stuff.  We were going for Hollywood glam, art deco style in the board room!  We pulled the tables and chairs back, hid some unsightly plugs and heaters in shadows, and played with with this fun and completely unexpected backdrop.

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There were several fun details to play with on this shoot, including Lee’s bright yellow shoes, birdcage veil and dress pockets:

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While we had a good time exploring the interiors at CCV, the shot that turned out to be our collective favorite was taken on a bench right outside!  I can’t put my finger on it exactly but its a little sassy, confident and still pretty and Southern.  It hit all the bases…

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Congrats once again to Lee and Marshall and thanks to Lee for letting us play…

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