Rachel : UnBridaled, Murrieta
My wife and I are still newlyweds ourselves, having just gotten married last December 4th. Today, just days past our 6 month anniversary, I actually learned how to lace up the back of a wedding dress as I helped my wife, Rachel, get back into her gown for an outdoor bridal portrait session.
Rachel had been dying to get some final pictures in her gown, and had held off getting it cleaned after the wedding in anticipation of some sort of “trash the dress” portrait session. But timing, location or weather never just felt right. Until today, when the weather turned a bit dark and windy and recent rains had given nearby fields a final kick of greenery before totally drying out for the summer.
So, on a whim, Rachel decided that today was the day! She quickly did up her hair and makeup and then pulled on her dress. I (somewhat) quickly tied it up, and then we jumped in the car and drove to a nearby field, just minutes from our home in Murrieta, to take these fun, wind-whipped portraits. After, we returned home to get a few final photos out in the yard with the dogs.
Now Rachel can finally send her dress off for a much-needed dry cleaning.
My son, Brandon, was my assistant for this shoot, and held an off-camera flash for many of these shots. Thanks, son!
After we got back home, she wanted to get a couple shots of her with our dogs in the front yard. It was a chore. Zelda, the shepherd mix, is a little chicken and tries to run away whenever you point a camera at her. And, Chewbacca, our min-pin, is almost deaf and can’t hear me shouting, “Look here! NO! HERE!!!”