June 12, 2017

rose hill plantation wedding photographer – jordan’s bridal session

Bridal Session

My first love, when originally starting out in the wedding photography business, was wedding photojournalism. I was a bit of a purist back then, so documenting moments using available light was really what made me tick and I paid little attention to portraiture and even less to posing, using artificial lighting, etc. But I am driven to always work on and improve my skillset to be able to produce images in a wider range of conditions and styles, especially in the area of portraiture. The bridal photography session, for example, was quite a foreign concept for me when I first moved to North Carolina back in the autumn of 2010. As a Southern tradition, and given my European background, I have to admit it took me a while to understand its significance and truly embrace the need to stage and pose photos ahead the wedding day itself.

Now though, I really enjoy shooting bridal portraits and see them as a great opportunity to bond with my bride (and often their mums!) ahead of the wedding day. I also like to use them as a time to experiment and produce something unique as well as deliver some of the more classically posed and traditional images.

A good example of this would be Jordan’s bridal session at Rose Hill Plantation a couple of weeks ago. I was very much looking forward to photographing such a beautiful bride in such a unique venue. I said it at the time and I say it again, I could have shot there for hours and hours, but we did a pretty good job of getting around the house both inside and out and getting a good selection of photos showcasing Jordan’s amazing dress, her beautiful hair and stunning make-up (courtesy of Wedding Hair by Liz and Tiwa Lawrence respectively).

Here are just a few of my faves from the shoot…

Rose Hill Plantation Bridal Photography - Jordan-1

Jennifer Pitcock Arms 00:03 June 13, 2017
Beautiful
Angela Woodrum-Cooper 01:15 June 13, 2017
Just breathtaking
Pink Diamonds by Tiwa Lawrence 01:43 June 13, 2017
This is absolutely stunning!! Thanks so much for mentioning me. I truly appreciate you!
Corlia Logsdon 02:50 June 13, 2017
Such a poetic photo too. Beautiful.
Sheri Montemayor 12:19 June 13, 2017
I love this picture. You are gorgeous Jordan.
Joe Payne Photography 15:05 June 13, 2017
Thanks, Pink Diamonds by Tiwa Lawrence! You rock!
Joe Payne Photography 15:05 June 13, 2017
Thank you and yes she is!
Joe Payne Photography 15:05 June 13, 2017
Thank you Angela!
Joe Payne Photography 15:06 June 13, 2017
Thank you, Jenni!
Joe Payne Photography 15:06 June 13, 2017
Thanks so much, Corlia!
Joe Payne Photography 15:06 June 13, 2017
Thanks, Jennifer!
Jeanine Minks Elwood 15:52 June 13, 2017
WOW, stunning picture in so many ways!
Pink Diamonds by Tiwa Lawrence 21:34 June 13, 2017
And so do you!! :)

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