A southern tradition, Keslie chose to have her bridal photos taken on a private estate outside of Lafayette. Even the threat of another shutdown over the global pandemic couldn’t stop this Louisiana Bridal Session! Outdoors are perfect to be able to keep a distance and capture magical portraits.
There’s no right or wrong place to have your photo session. We suggest something that you have a connection to. Something you two love enjoying together. Something personal. A private estate where your ceremony will be held is perfect! Because they love it so much, we photographed Keslie and Mathieu’s engagements at the same estate (although, the weather was a little cooler!). Lakes, hills, swamp, and grasslands, all in one property. It’s like having your own private Jungle Gardens (minus the alligators).
Although they are a largely southern tradition, many of our brides choose a bridal session. These are photos are taken of the bride in full wedding attire before the wedding day. Then, a large portrait of the bride is displayed at the reception. The portrait is traditionally gifted to her mother or grandmother to display on a gallery wall in their home. These days, the bride and groom usually keep the photo and display it in their first home together along with other wedding and engagement photos. I’m sure mom would love one too, so don’t forget about her!
After pushing back their wedding date and canceling travel plans because of the pandemic, we photograph her bridal session during the summer heat. You would never know that from seeing Keslie! She rocks the session (while I look like a drowned rat at the end – but no one needs to see that!). Oh and don’t worry about them pushing back their wedding date — they were still married on their original chosen date at the courthouse with their families! Just think of it as adding on more days during the year to celebrate each other!!