Melanie’s Bridal Session: The Biedenharn in Monroe, LA
Photographers face many challenges. It’s true. One of the toughest is not being able to share our pictures from a bridal session when we know just how stunning a bride will look on her wedding day. And Melanie certainly did not make things easy for us in the secret keeping department! However, her seemingly effortless elegance and grace made her an exceptionally easy bride to photograph. She was a model model and her bridal session really served as a reminder for us how easy things can be when a client’s vision truly matches our own.
When visions meet in a bridal session!
Melanie is the youngest of three sisters to get married in Ruston and we had the privilege of being a part of documenting each of their love stories. So, she put her experience to work. She was a gorgeous traditional bride with one of the prettiest gowns we’ve seen!
Sometimes we help the bride choose the location of their bridal shoot and steer them in the direction of some of our favorite places. However, Melanie wanted to use a location that was new to us, and we are so glad that she did! The gardens at The Biedenharn Museum were absolutely amazing! Since Spring arrived early in North Louisiana, the gardens were at their peek much earlier this year. We hit it at the perfect time! The azaleas, tulips, daffodils…everything was just exploding with color! The Beidenharn did not disappoint. I secretly just want to move in. I want to set up a little tent right smack dab in the middle and call it a day. If I get cold I’ll just move into the greenhouse. I always feel most at home surrounded by plant life.
Once the stage was set, Melanie’s relaxed attitude and calm demeanor fed directly into our journalistic style. Some of the best moments happen when no one is planning! (Write that down, that’s the only life advice we actually know to be true!) It can be hard to relax on the day of the shoot, after all this is one of the major events leading up to the grand finale of the wedding day! And this is where all of the work you have put in – we’re talking to you future brides! – starts to pay off. Trust your vision and trust the vision of those you chose to help you on your journey. Do your research but trust. Your family, your photographer, your wedding coordinator, your florist – the list goes on – all want to do the same thing: showcase every last bit of your beauty!
The long train on Melanie’s dress was fun to photograph on this gorgeous stairway!
Unscripted moments . . . they’re pretty great.