Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bridal Portraits

I took my bridal portraits yesterday! Laurel hooked me up with a friend of hers, Jessica Kettle, who does FABULOUS work!!

My roommate is a licensed beautician and did a great job on my hair. She cut it while it was dry which I thought was cool, and then she styled it. I did my own nails and make-up. Yes, I have to buy eye shadow and colored lipstick. It was all new and crazy, but I loved it and I did a really good job on my make-up, at least in my opinion. :)

I was stressing big because my friend Amanda had forgotten about the shoot and picked up a shift as a lifeguard, getting off at the time we were supposed to be leaving for Salt Lake. My dress takes about 20-30 minutes to get into. Yeah. So I texted my friend Kim to see what she was doing and when she told me she was free and wanted to go with me to the shoot, I ran over to her house. She got me in my dress, made me look gorgeous, helped me get in the car without dirtying the dress on the car or seat (wrap yourself in a sheet before you get in the car-works wonders-the sheet was filthy by the end of the day), and drove me to Salt Lake. We were SO late leaving, but Kim drives like I do and we were there in no time! ;) We did almost get in a wreck on the highway because the lane next to us all of the sudden came to a dead stop and people were *slamming* on their brakes, and some smart guys decided that to avoid hitting the person in front of them they should swerve into our lane and sideswipe us. Yeah, geneouses! ;)

Anyways, so we made it to Gateway (our meeting spot) about 30 minutes late, but it turned out alright because Jessica got to go shopping while she waited. :) Amanda came a little later and saved me by bringing me my earrings! Thanks Meana!! We went to a ton of different locations, and we shot for about three hours! It was AWESOME to be the center of attention for so long, with three girls helping me look as gorgeous as possible. Apparently something was looked over at the alteration appointment because I was falling out of my dress left and right. Kim was, once again, a life-saver and a TROOPER! She bent over backwards (almost literally) for me- helping me keep my dress clean, holding things in place for me, touching up little details that weren't quite right, etc. She even squatted behind me and held my dress back so that it was tighter on the chest and Cleveland was tucked away... Thank you Thank you goes out to Kim!!

I am uber excited to see the final product(s)!! I only got to see one shot the entire time, so I have no idea what they will look like. I'm sure they will be fantastic though. :D


Laurel said...

Yay for bridal photos! I can't wait to see them! :) I'm sure they'll be beautiful. And I'm so glad you have good friends who were there with you, even though I was sad I couldn't be. Love you! Can't wait 'til you're hitched! :)

Trent and Amelia said...

Wow your photographer IS amazing! I am so sad that I couldn't be there. I wish you would have told me sooner, I totally would have taken off work. :( Glad that you had fun anyways...