Formal Bridal Portraits

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We just adore the idea of an old fashioned bridal portrait session! “Bridals” have become somewhat of a lost tradition. The custom of formal bridal portraits originated in Europe then eventually became a Southern wedding staple. It was a right of passage of sorts for the bride. Bridal portraits used to be done in the photographer’s studio showcasing a serious bride in her wedding dress (You know the ones we’re talking about! Your grandmother probably has one in black and white looking timeless and elegant) While the setting and style of portraits have changed, we have no doubt that these refined photos will continue on as family heirlooms.

© Joy Michelle Photography 2015

We were so thrilled when our bride, Allison, told us she was having a portrait session with one of our industry favorites Joy Michelle Photography ! This was, not only, a way for Allison to showcase her stunning lace wedding gown, but it was a great way to see her day of look in its entirety. Bridal portraits are a perfect way to do a trial run of your wedding hair and makeup.

© Joy Michelle Photography 2015© Joy Michelle Photography 2015© Joy Michelle Photography 2015© Joy Michelle Photography 2015

Allison’s classic updo was done by Ariel Lewis lead hair stylist Melinda. Airbrush Makeup by Ariel. We just love this soft, graceful look.

© Joy Michelle Photography 2015© Joy Michelle Photography 2015© Joy Michelle Photography 2015

The bride’s gown and headpiece are both from The Poinsett Bride in Greenville, SC

© Joy Michelle Photography 2015© Joy Michelle Photography 2015

Congratulations to beautiful, Allison!! Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

If you are having a formal bridal portrait session, engagement photo session or even boudoir photos for your hubby contact us through our website or send an email directly to airbrush@ariellewis.com .

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