Thursday, August 20, 2015

Juliana's Bridal - The Gardens at Southern Soirees

Now that Juliana & Brian are married, I can finally share photos from her bridal session! What a lovely & elegant bride she was - so stunning!  The privately owned Charleston-style gardens were fantastic, not to mention the perfect setting for her session.  As I was looking through these, it was such a daunting task trying to decide on which ones to post as I have so many personal favorites.  Juliana & her mother Julie agreed it was not easy narrowing down which one to print for the canvas enlargement, which was displayed at the wedding reception. Its the one I have posted first below - such a great choice!  Stay tuned for a future blog post featuring their wedding and be sure to visit the blog from last week's post of their engagement session. I have adored working with this couple and their families & know that I'll have that opportunity again!

location of gardens - Southern Soirees 
bride's gown & veil - Maya Couture
 bouquet - Designs North Florist
hair - Neal's Hair Studio
makeup - Merle Norman

all images © elizabeth larson photography 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Juliana + Brian - Virginia Beach Engagement Session

Juliana & Brian will be getting married in Greensboro this coming weekend!  It has been so much fun working with this couple, while leading up to their big day.  Earlier this spring, I drove up to Virginia Beach, VA for their engagement session.  The couple met while Juliana was in graduate school & Brian in law school, both at Regent University. It was only fitting that they chose to have their session there on campus, which offered many fabulous locations for photos.

I really enjoyed hearing about how the two of them became engaged. A friend, who was in on it, joined them on a day trip to the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Once they made it to the top, while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Chesapeake Bay, Brian surprised Juliana by getting down on one knee & proposed with a beautiful diamond ring. Their friend was able to get a photo of the proposal with her smartphone -  and of course Juliana said yes!

 Juliana & Brian have been such a joy to work with - I'm so excited for this sweet couple. Please stay tuned for Juliana's bridals after their wedding & a future blog post of their wedding too. I can't wait to share!  Until then, I hope that you enjoy these fun photos from their e-session

all images © elizabeth larson photography 2015