As a Southern Tradition, Bridal Portraits are a staple. A canvas of the bride is displayed at the entrance to the reception area — and used to be gifted to the mother of the bride afterward (back when the matriarchs of the family had gallery walls with every school photo, dance photo, baseball photo, graduation and wedding photo lining the halls). These days, the bride uses the portrait session as a trial for hair and makeup to see what she likes and how it translates while in a wedding gown and chooses her favorite to display then hangs the photo in her own house. Sometimes it’s still Mom’s choice and Mom’s photo though!
Lafayette, a town steeped in tradition and culture, is gorgeous in its own right. Hannah and Brandon met in Lafayette, and were married in Lafayette! Specifically, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. So why not use a place that is so special to them?! We roamed the grounds of the UL Alumni House while we talked about all things “Hannah and Brandon”.
How they met through the UL Bus System, how they were also having a bus transport their wedding party and guests, and how excited she was for the wedding! After having to reschedule a couple of times for weather, the sky was perfection. I may or may not have screamed and did a little dance when I saw the back of the camera a few times (ok, ok. I did). Her blush tulle dress, that fit her perfectly, glowing in the sunset? Yes Please!!
Hannah, you are the portrait of perfection and I absolutely LOVE how your dress and the location suit you! We have so many favorites from this session that it was so hard to narrow them down!