Sunday, May 23, 2010

Alex + Audrey {Groomal Portraits}

I was so excited for this day because Alex and Audrey opted for a first look at their groomal portrait session. If you aren't familiar with a first look or groomals, let me educate you. A groomal session is a bridal session with a twist: the groom comes along for portraits too. That way you have a relaxed, easy-going shoot prior to your wedding and you have portraits to display at your luncheon and reception. There's more time to invest in creating beautiful images, and it's just wonderful. You also get a first look captured through images.The bride and groom meet prior to the wedding ceremony and see each other for the first time, and the photographer is able to capture it. This wedding will be in the LDS Provo Temple where no photography is allowed, and because of this groomal session they will have portraits to remember the moment where they saw each other for the first time. I think it's a lovely idea.

We got their portrait session off to a great start with the first look, and honestly, I don't ever want to do bridals without a groom present again! Alex had Audrey smiling the entire time and the entire shoot was incredibly fun for everyone.

We took a whole series of portraits with their handmade 'thank you sign.' They will print one of the images off and send a thank you postcard to their guests- so clever (and cost effective too:)

then we headed to the beloved orchard for some portraits of this southern belle from North Carolina. I love these...


Stephanie Braithwaite said...

I love the ones in the orchard! You did a great job. :)

Kendra said...

Love the orchard...that last picture is amazing!