Alli / California Bridal Shoot

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The day after Alli+Nick’s road trip engagement, Alli and I got back together for a bridal shoot. Alli has amazing style and while planning and designing her wedding, she had thrifted two gorgeous dresses she seriously considered wearing for her own wedding. However, it was after a quick trip to Free People that she found THE dress. So we got together with all three dresses and created a different look for each one. The first a vintage lace gown with lots of layers that we accessorized with a brightly colored bouquet and floral crown. The second look was Alli’s actual wedding dress (and the photos were taken on her wedding day) that was beautiful and bohemian, just like Alli herself. We complimented it with a bouquet made entirely of soft lamb’s ear. The last dress was a shorter, blush-colored frock that Alli found at a vintage consignment store. It felt like the perfect elopement dress and we complimented it with the cafe-tinted birdcage veil and the whispy, wheat bouquet. Boom–such a great look.

Bridal shoots have quickly become one of my favorite things to photograph (you can also see Jessika’s bridal shoot in Cle Elum posted a few weeks ago). It’s a chance to wear your dress and get SO creative! The pressure is off because there’s no bridal party asking you questions or guests waiting for you to greet them during the cocktail hour… It’s fun, it’s exciting, and you take away portraits of yourself you will love and show off forever. Pretty hard to beat.

Alli+Nick’s wedding was a ton of fun and I can’t wait to share their story with you. Come back soon!

Dress One – ShopGoodWill.com, $25
Dress Two – FreePeople.com (no longer in production, sad face)
Dress Three – Antique Store in Coarsegoal, CA, $20
Bouquets/Floral Crown – All three DIY’d by Alli and myself

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