I know I've said it a million times, but bridal portraits are my jam. Growing up, we had a bridal portrait of my grandmother in our house that I'd look at all the time because she just looked regal. It was timeless and I was in awe of her. That's what I hope for when I have a bride in front of my lens. Photos to be cherished for generations, hung as artwork in the home. That capture the beauty your husband sees and make you feel confident as hell.
On this particularly steamy summer night, that bride was Bety. She'd requested an urban backdrop for her portraits and I knew just the place I wanted to take her. The courtyard of Fashion Industry Gallery in downtown Dallas is a tiny little hidden gem tucked into a street corner and doesn't look like much from the outside. But within the maze of walls and fountains, with the right light, magic can happen, and it definitely did when Bety slipped on her dress and added that train ... unreal. Her dress is her mom's dress from 29 years ago, reconstructed. Isn't that amazing? Bety had been nervous to be in front of the camera by herself, which I totally understand - but I hope I made her feel like her most beautiful self, because this girl is just as beautiful on the inside as she is out, and I wanted her sweet spirit to shine.
Congratulations, Bety! You were a beaming bride!