I gotta say this is probably my favorite bridal portrait ever, or definitely one of the top 5! Not because of the weather (it was 29 degrees), or the time of day (we got started after the sun was past the horizon) but because of the location and the family and friends. As you can probably guess, we had a few things against us from the start. It was absolutely frigid outside and, as we were is Wrightsville Beach, NC there was a constant breeze. Marianna, my bride, was a real trooper to bear the cold as she did. Of course, it’s fitting because her engagement session also had cold weather and her wedding, the last weekend in January, had 5″ of snow on the ground in Raleigh. I truly believe though, in adverse conditions, you can get something absolutely beautiful and unique, which is exactly what we got!
We started out at the North end of Wrightsville Beach, NC on the sand dunes and worked our way around the beach. By the time we got done there, I was having a very hard time focusing my camera because of how dark it was (and my fingers were frozen). We moved down to the Oceanic and used the floodlights from the pier to make seeing everyone a bit easier. I really love working with wedding clients who want a unique and different bridal portrait and this did not disappoint. I think you will agree, the results were stunning!