The more photography I do, the more I realize that there are certain types of sessions that I really, really enjoy – and bridal sessions are totally one of those. I love working with women, as evidenced by my Real Women Project and I suppose the message is the same – you are beautiful, exactly as you are. And especially on your wedding day (or slightly before). Lisa is no exception. She was stunning in her classic slim dress and sleek hair, and she knew how to pose! Some of the images are just sooo cool! We shot for 3 hours in locations I had never used before and some that I had. And it was so worth the time. I was able to really get creative, using natural and alternative light. And I was able to work the Dayton skyline into a few – perfect end to the day.
And the only reason this was possible was because Lisa (and Greg) despite living in Seattle, think that photography is among the most important things you can invest in when it comes to your wedding. And so Lisa made the time to do this bridal session after she got into town but on the week of the wedding (in fact, as I type this, I cannot believe her wedding is tomorrow!) She was willing to risk the dress getting a little dirty to get the really cool shots – and as a photographer I appreciate that bravery. And I appreciate Greg and Lisa the same way I appreciated Brandy and Francisco – for making the time to do the stuff that creates the lasting memories. And for believing that photography is art, and not just anyone can do it.