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Philadelphia Bridals Photographer | Philadelphia Art Museum | Vanessa ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
November 25, 2011

Philadelphia Bridals Photographer | Philadelphia Art Museum | Vanessa

Wedding

Gather round, you Northerners. Let me tell you about a special kind of photography session called Bridals. Quite simply, these are pictures taken before the wedding of the beautiful bride in her beautiful wedding dress. It’s a great opportunity to get more use out of that gown and see how it feels to wear it, walk in it, sit in it, and twirl in it. Knowing it it’ll ride up (or down) is great for dealing with alterations before the big day. And if you tie it in with your hair and makeup trial, bonus! (If you’re already married, don’t fret – you can always do an after session/love shoot or a trash the dress and wear that fabulous frock again!)

They’re pretty popular all over the country. Having started my photography career in North Carolina, I knew a thing or two about these shoots.

Now let me introduce you to Vanessa, a gorgeous Texan who just moved to New Jersey with her Marine fiancé, Jeff. She’s actually been surprised with how friendly folks are around here. We did her bridal session the other week at the Philadelphia Art Museum and it was incredible.

Here’s an education for you…
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
I see you checking out that awesome bouquet. It was created by floral visionary, Tanti, of Papertini. There are actual fabric flowers mixed with the fresh blooms.
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
Jeff and Vanessa have known each other for years. They met through mutual friends. She visited him in California this past June. I don’t want to blow up his spot, but it sounds like it was pretty cute – he recited a silly poem about the two of them and then popped the question.

Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum
They’ll be married at a ranch in Texas in March. Congratulations, Vanessa, and thanks for helping me teach these Yanks a thing or two about bridals! You were awesome!
Philadelphia bridal photography at the art Museum

The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines. It must accompany its wearer and when a woman smiles the dress must smile with her.
~Madeleine Vionnet

 

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