Bridals, Photographer: A.J.

May 1, 2017

Rachel • Wake Forest Bridal Portraits

wake forest lace wedding gown in the woods photo

Can we talk about how gorgeous Rachel was for her Wake Forest bridal portraits a few weeks ago? I’m pretty sure she was meant to wear this stunning lace backed wedding gown! Just look at her! Her hair, that gown and even her hand assembled babies breath bouquet. Everything about her as a bride is perfection! And she looked just as gorgeous on Saturday at her wedding!

It seems like recently all I’ve been shooting are weddings and bridals, and I’m totally ok with that! Sure, we’re going to take bridals on the actual wedding day, but there’s nothing like getting all dolled up and doing a few practice photos in your gown. It gives me such a good handle on how to work with the gown for the big day and brides seem to get more comfortable wearing it too! Usually bridals are done several months in advance, but Rachel’s dress wasn’t quite ready that early, so I got the privilege of taking these only a few weeks ago! Which means I didn’t have to keep them a secret for very long! Do you know how hard that is?!

Rachel, thank you so much for making the special trip up here for your Wake Forest bridal portraits. For trusting me when I put that gorgeous gown in the grass and promised you it wouldn’t get dirty. And for being your lovely self! You are gorgeous inside and out, and I’m so honored to have taken these for you!! We can’t wait to show you all the gorgeousness from your wedding day too! Hope you have the best first week of marriage! It’s the best adventure, and we wish you two the most happiness a marriage can bring!

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for a wedding sneak peek!!

Bridal Portrait Vendors:
Gown: Traditions by Anna Bridal Boutique
Hair & Makeup: Wink Hair & Makeup
Bouquet: Hand Assembled by the Bride

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  1. Spenser Bailey

    May 2nd, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Love these not only b/c she is my sister, but you are AMAZING at what you do AJ! Thank you!

  2. ajd

    May 2nd, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Spenser, you’re so very welcome!!!! I loved photographing your whole family!!!!