One of my goals this winter/spring was to shoot more for myself. I have been wanting to shoot an urban bridal portrait in Raleigh for some time in an area and situation where I could not worry about the dress or the results. Raleigh Wedding Photographers have some advantages by having an urban area close by and access to quite a few wedding dresses that I own. The other thing it gives me is an awesome wedding clientele that will come out to make the shoot “real”.
I asked Joanna to come out for this and she readily agreed (Thanks Joanna, you rock!) as it was an opportunity to have some fun and photograph what we wanted. As this was more for me then Joanna, I decided early on that an Urban Bridal Portrait was just what I was wanting to do. Locating a warehouse in Raleigh was a little more difficult but a friend came through for me and found one with access to do it in. All I can say is, I want, really want, to do this more often as we both had an absolute blast with it! Joanna brought out her Jimmy Choos to spice up the bridal portrait and, with the dress and a lovely wedding client, well the results were awesome!
The bridal portrait lasted about 3 hours and it literally flew by as we moved from floor to floor in the warehouse. Gems like this location are hard to find in Raleigh so we shot until the sun went down (which gave us some beautiful golden light to photograph with). Using mostly natural light, I think we really captured the feel of the location and came out with an outstanding example of an urban bridal portrait. It’s shoots like this that really recharge my artistic sensibilities and, as a wedding photographer, that’s essential to getting the iconic look and feel I want in my wedding photography.
Joanna, thank you so much for taking the time out to have some fun! I truly hope you enjoyed both the session and the photography we captured!