Sheena Harper Photography

Catholic Church Wedding Bridal Portraits

I love working on timelines with my couples and creating time to make wedding portraits in the church is such a blessing to my couples.

Here is a sneak peak at a couple of my favorite catholic church wedding day bridal portraits I made at Our Lady of Lourdes last weekend in Denver.

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Denver Bridal Portrait Photography

After Jessica’s wedding yesterday I can finally share these lovely bridal portrait with the world!

Jessica loves reading, so we originally planned an outdoor library themed portrait session, with a couple of back options in case of rain.  The minute I pulled my camera out, the lightening began and by the time we got in our cars, it was pouring.  We need all the rain we can get in Colorado, so we can’t complain.  Besides more rain means greener gardens for her wedding on Labor Day at Hudson Gardens.  A special thanks to the Tattered Cover Book Store in Aspen Grove on Santa Fe Drive for providing us with a Plan B, when a  monsoon kicked us out of Sterne Park in Littleton.  It was actually a perfect location for her bridals, their collection of antique furniture fit with her vintage, shabby chic wedding theme.  Sometimes things happen for a reason and I think these photos were meant to be, she looks so natural hanging out in the bookstore.  I can’t wait to share more pictures soon!

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Colorado Mountain Wedding Bridal Portraits

It is #WeddingWednesday, so here is a beautiful bridal portrait of Mallory, one of my June brides.  Photos where you can’t see the eyes are just so mysterious to me, love this one!

Traditionally, especially in the south, bridal portraits are actually done in a separate pre-wedding a month or two before your wedding.  You would have professional hair and make-up artists for the session, typically using trial runs which are included with the wedding package. Wedding timelines always run behind, portrait times always get cut, so doing bridal portraits on a separate day is a great way to ensure you get a nice variety of portraits of yourself looking the best you have ever looked in an amazing dress.  Besides, why buy a dress to only wear it once?  You obviously will need to keep your bridal photos hidden carefully, if your groom will be seeing your dress for the first time at their wedding ceremony.  But is it so worth it to have some nice pictures to display at the reception or to give to your parents or even your groom as a thank you on the day of the wedding.

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