When I first met Emily, her mother, and grandmother back in November it was to capture Emily's bridal portraits. I instantly fell in love with their family, and I knew it would be one of those weddings that would be so difficult to pick my favorite photos from and so difficult to blog about because I knew I'd want to share everything about their love, their family, and the wedding day to the world. Sure enough, I can't come close to narrowing down the images her wedding to Lamar to a reasonable number to post. I can't even pick just a few of my favorite images from Emily's bridal session to share.
Emily wanted to capture bridal portraits at her wedding venue, The Chandelier of Gruene. This is a beautiful new wedding venue in New Braunfels, just a few minutes out of San Antonio. This session was my first time shooting at The Chandelier, and I'm so glad Emily decided to have a bridal shoot. The wedding ceremony was timed to be right at sunset, so we weren't going to have many opportunities to capture Emily's bridal beauty in the gorgeous outdoor areas of the venue on the wedding day. This is a perfect example of why pre-wedding bridal portrait sessions are so popular (and so important, if you want to be able to look back at the details of your wedding day look after the fact).
So we arrived at Emily's wedding venue right before golden hour, and as she got into her dress with her mother and grandmother's help, I scouted around the property to pick the best areas for photos. I had to get some backlit images, the sun was too perfect as it streamed through the trees, and I knew we needed some "Texas" images as Emily was wearing cowgirl boots. My favorite image of Emily came from an idea her grandmother had, to feature the gorgeous chandelier in the reception hall in the portrait. It ended up being Emily's favorite portrait as well, and she ordered a canvas print of it to place outside the reception hall during her wedding.