Bridals with Julie

I never thought something as simple as sleeves could be so refreshing...and so elegant.

I photographed Julie for her bridal portrait session at the ever-classic Marlsgate Plantation in Scott, AR. Julie said she wanted a "classic location with lots of wonderful indoor and outdoor options." After suggesting several options, she chose Marlsgate.

Over the years, I've seen all sorts and styles of wedding dresses. The overwhelming, vast majority were strapless with a sweetheart neckline. This style of wedding dress... for the most part... flatters everyone. But Julie told her mom she wanted something with sleeves. You don't often find someone who's bucking the trend, but this dress is simply perfect for Julie. Julie and her mom traveled to Dallas to find the perfect dress.

Julie's niece Saylor came along during the bridal session and I don't think I've seen a prettier baby.

We continued the bridal session indoors for a while and then it was time for Julie to let her hair down...literally. Once I know I have all the photos my clients want and need, I like to play around for a few fun and flirty photos. I asked Julie to take her hair down and after we pulled the 10,000 bobby pins out of her hair (just kidding, but there were A LOT of pins), we had a little fun.