Photographer Ashley Peterson tells us her insight about doing bridal portraits:
Pre-Wedding Bridal Portraits are often thought of as statuesque images taken in a studio. They have all but gone extinct in most of the wedding industry but here in VA the tradition is alive and well! Most of my brides WANT to have a pre-wedding Bridal session and will ask to add it to the Collection they have purchased. Their mother’s love being able to display the images at the reception and later their homes. However, it’s more than that for me. This session is my muse, my inspiration, my moment of anticipation. I can take my time and make this bride feel like the only woman on the planet. They have this rare opportunity to experience the beauty and grandeur of being a bride without the stress and nerves that are present on their wedding day.
And we totally agree with her! A bridal shoot is as important as any bride’s wedding day. Besides a wedding is basically all about the bride’s dream coming true. A bridal shoot is also dedicated to every woman’s special day — when it is all about her. This set is simply astounding! We love the simple elegance the bride exudes in each photo. And Ashley even points out the importance of wearing a veil —- how it transforms a woman just wearing beautiful gown into a bride. We loved how the sun peeks over the bride’s veil, giving her that ethereal glow. It looks completely magical!
Photographer: Ashley Peterson Photography
Venue: The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
Gown: The Inspired Bride
Hair & Makeup: The Spa at Colonial Williamsburg
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