Have I mentioned I love shooting bridal portraits? Lauren, myself and her family had a blast photographing hers at the The State Club on the NC State campus in Raleigh, NC. We were originally looking to keep the photo classic and elegant but slightly edgy by shooting it in downtown Raleigh but when threatening weather rolled in, canceling our location, we put our collective heads together and came up with this location. Now, let me go ahead and preface by saying this was NOT a “second” choice. The State club is the new Alumni center for NCSU and it is absolutely gorgeous inside! With marble floors, dual staircases, fireplaces and hand woven imported rugs, the place is what classic and iconic elegance is all about!
We started out the bridal portrait slowly at first. I mean, multiple lights and a guy with a camera, a nice guy that is (nice camera too), can be pretty intimidating at first so I thought it would be neat to shot the progression of our shots below. I would like to thank the lovely Lauren for being my portrait client and especially for having fun during the shoot which enabled us to get the last shot, which she chose for her bridal portrait on display at the wedding.