February 26, 2019

Stephanie • Bridals

Bridals, Photographer: Jenna

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Anjolique Bridal & Formal wedding gown photo

Today I’m sharing a very special session with you, and one that comes with a bit of a story. The plans we had for Stephanie’s bridal session were not anything like how it ended up being, but at the end of the day I don’t think it could have turned out any better! Originally we had planned to go to Boone, North Carolina for her bridal session. We had all these amazing ideas for a mountain bridal session, which is right up my alley if you know how much I love the mountains. But as it sometimes happens with outdoor sessions, we got rained out. Major, major bummer. But had that not happened, we wouldn’t have ended up at the McAlister-Leftwich House wedding venue for Stephanie’s bridal portraits. And trust me, it was dreamy.

With Stephanie’s wedding being a little more than a month out from her bridal session, we didn’t have a time to reschedule her session in Boone. So instead, Stephanie and her mom did a little research and came across the McAlister-Leftwich House. This new wedding venue recently opened in Greensboro, North Carolina and I was so excited to get to photograph Stephanie there. I had been dying to see it in person, and I was so thrilled that Stephanie chose the venue when we got rained out in Boone.

We had the best day together. Stephanie’s dress was one-of-a-kind and perfectly complimented her bubbly personality! Also, I should mention that she had a cape. A cape! So amazing. Stephanie had a destination wedding, and we were so honored that she asked us to photograph her bridal portraits. Bridal portraits are such a momentous part of wedding planning, and I was honored to capture them for her. Every bride should feel beautiful in her gown, and Stephanie looked stunning. The McAlister-Leftwich House perfectly showcased Stephanie’s bridal gown! Stephanie also brought her mother’s and grandmother’s bridal portraits to incorporate into her session, which I thought was so special.

To the ladies at McAlister-Leftwich, thank you for hosting us! The venue really is gorgeous. I hope to shoot a wedding there one day! We loved getting to see it in person finally. And when I say “we,” I mean myself and A.J.! She snuck in the car with me for Stephanie’s session haha! She was excited to see the McAlister-Leftwich House wedding venue herself, and so she capture a few images of the venue while I photographed Stephanie. It was pretty much the best day! Stephanie, you were a beautiful and exuberant bride. We are so happy for you!

Photographer: Jenna of A.J. Dunlap Photography
Venue: The McAlister-Leftwich House
Hair & Makeup: Updo’s Studio
Floral Designer: City Florist
Bridal Gown Shop: Anjolique Bridal & Formal
Gown Designer: Lazaro

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