I have come to the realization that I love to photograph women. I love to get them out of their comfort zone and see them for who they really are. As wives and mothers, we tend to put ourselves on the back burner, and are too busy with our lives to take time for us. Having a Bella Portrait Couture session is the perfect way to pamper yourself, and have amazing images of you. Bring your mother, your best friend, your sister, or your daughter, and take the time to just be together.
First a little back story. I first met Rebekah when her father became the preacher at our church. Over the years, I have had the privilege of photographing her several times. When Rebekah went to college, we started hearing about this young man she had met on campus. I remember her saying, “when I first saw Bryce, I said to myself, that is someone I would like to meet.” Well, one thing led to another, and he started coming to church with her. As time passed, we all as a congregation got to know Bryce and fully understood why Rebekah liked him so much. Now they are getting married. YAYYYY! We could not be more proud for these two wonderful people! So of course, when Rebekah asked me to photograph their engagement photos, I could only say “I would LOVE to!” Here are some of my favorites from that day.
When I first talked to Olivia about her senior portraits, I asked all the usual questions, like where would you like to do your portraits, and what type of clothing, do you want to have anything extra in your portraits, etc. Pretty routine stuff. So we settled on a starting place, date and time. What I did NOT know was that this girl is a model in disguise! She absolutely ROCKED her session, and had me completely giddy with excitement over how her images turned out. Here are a few highlights.
When Madisyn’s mom got in touch with me about Madisyn’s senior portraits, one of the things that stood out was that she wanted to do them at Windsor Ruins. If you don’t know what Windsor Ruins is, then let me tell you about that wonderful place. This place is a photographer’s dream! It was a very elaborate antebellum home that was used as a Union hospital during the Cival War, but the only thing left after the home burned down are the massive soaring columns that reach for the sky. Here is a link to a travel site that tells more about it.
So needless to say I was ecstatic about the idea. Here are some images from Madisyn’s session that I just loved.
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