I was so honored when this beautiful bride asked me to take her bridal portraits recently at Scotttsdale Center for the Arts. She’s not getting married here, but in her native South Africa. But she had seen my work and wanted me to take her bridal pictures for her, since I can’t be at her wedding…
We first did the getting-ready shots with hair and makeup, and then headed over to downtown Scottsdale for the bridal wedding photography. What a beautiful location to shoot in. I’m so lucky it’s so close to my Scottsdale home! It has a wonderful mixture of industrial architecture and surfaces, along with an incredibly beautiful park setting, with plenty of trees, grass and flowers… it really makes for an ideal shoot for any wedding photography session… engagement sessions, bridal sessions, first looks, you name it…
And of course it didn’t hurt that the bride was drop dead gorgeous, and we had a fabulous hair stylist and a makeup artist to make her even more gorgeous…
If you have an Arizona wedding coming up, or even if you have one elsewhere but would like to take some engagement photos, bridal portraits or portraits of the bride and groom together, please contact me for available dates.
Choosing the right items to accessorize your wedding dress, along with a great wedding photographer, will result in a creative, modern and ultra chic wedding album that will stand the test of time, and sure to be treasured by generations to come. Without great accessories, and a top-notch Phoenix Arizona wedding photographer who knows how to capture them in all their beauty, your run the risk of your wedding day photos and especially the album itself being dull and boring and lacking the pizzazz that you crave.
You might consider choosing colorful, personalized garters, or bouquet accessories, intended to give your Arizona wedding photos a little extra, unexpected pop. In addition, a popular and smart addition to your accessory bag are cute, personalized flip-flops for the bride and groom to wear during the reception. Any bride or bridesmaid knows how, after hours of standing or dancing during the reception, even the best of shoes will have your feet screaming for a little comfort. You could even present your attendants with personalized flip-flops, so everyone matches.
Other trendy accessories are cute, sparkly little purses to tuck away those must-have items like lip gloss, car keys, tissue, and even the groom’s wedding band.
A nice gift for your brides maids are coordinating necklaces, earrings or bracelets. The bride can wear one that’s a little larger with more sparkles, and the attendants can all wear them for the ceremony and reception. You can also pack it to take along on the honeymoon. Make sure to have your wedding photographer get creative photos of the brides maids gifts or gift bags before you hand them out, for your wedding album.
Don’t forget about hair accessories when selecting jewelry to accessorize your wedding dress. There are some beautiful clips or pins that can be used as accessories with or without a wedding veil. Depending on the style of your dress, you may choose a beautiful feather design to accentuate your hairstyle. Your hair accessory will be one item that will be seen in every photograph, so choose one that complements your dress, as well as your face.
A time capsule is also a great idea to commemorate your special day. The wedding party, as well as parents and grandparents, can include accessories, notes, photographs, or other cherished items. You could plan to open it on a wedding anniversary. You will laugh, cry, and have a great time looking through the items that helped make some great memories.
In addition to the trendy accessories, you may want to include a few traditional ones. Beautiful engraved handkerchiefs always become keepsakes. Don’t forget the parents of the special couple when it comes to hankies. Engrave beautiful white handkerchiefs either with initials or special messages. Dad can accessorize his wedding attire with the handkerchief, while Mom will be ready to use it when the I-do’s are exchanged.
Whether you leave your Phoenix wedding reception wearing your wedding attire or another ensemble, remember to also accessorize for your exit. You may be leaving for your honeymoon directly from the wedding reception, so you will want to dress accordingly.
So, when planning all the details for your wedding day, make sure to consider your accessories, how they reflect your personality, and how they will affect your wedding photography. Great accessories can make a good wedding album into a amazing one, as long as you have the right wedding photographer to capture all those personal details.
If you have decided to hire Margie Mobley Photography to photograph your Arizona wedding, we will go over everything in detail to make sure we don’t miss a thing on your special day. We will shoot amazing and creative detail shots of everything from your sparkly tiara, right down to your amazing shoes… and everything in between… so you can truly remember everything about your wedding day.