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Ellen’s smokin hot bridals

posted by Kelly

Gorgeous, vivacious, carefree, open minded, stunning, creative…just a few of the words to describe Ellen’s bridal session. Those adjectives balanced out the other adjectives describing our shoot: hot, sweaty, sticky, stinky, itchy, buggy. It was a classic Virginia, August evening. Hot, hot, hot. More than just the temperature Ellen, herself, turned up the heat. One of the best bridal sessions ever. She was all about working her dress in any environment we threw her in. Sit on that, lean on this, lay over there….okay, okay, okay. She was so cavalier about her gorgeous lace gown. It made this session full of life and variety.

We started out in her hometown of Altavista, Virginia. She wanted some urban shots mixed in with classic shots.
Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen’s mom took a shot of Ryan and me in action. I am just thankful it is far enough away not to show any sweat rings or my deflated eyelashes. Looking at this picture takes me back to the sweltering August heat. Ryan is in a dress shirt and tie…crazy head!

Kelly and Ryan in action with Ellen's bridal session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen wanted to head over to an old fashioned Dairy Freeze to grab a rainbow cone.

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Or last location was over at a long time family friends farm. It was full of antique hidden gems around the grounds. I mean, who has a partial VW bug rusted in their back yard? AWESOME!!

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen’s grandfather used to ride on this tractor many decades earlier. It now resides on their friends farm and we thought it only fitting to incorporate it in, not to mention the pop of orange is terrific.

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Only Ellen can make straw look this good.

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

The gentlemen, whose farm we were on, grew up in a tiny little house at the rear of the property. We went over for just a few more shots as the last rays of sunshine were going down on the horizon.

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen Bridal Session

Ellen….you were and are an incredible client. We had so much fun with your shoot. Your liberal attitude on your dress made a good shoot, GREAT! Can’t wait to share your wedding pictures.

14 Responses

Alexis says:

November 3, 2009 at 4:28 pm

LOVE it! How many times have I eaten yummy ice cream at the Altavista Tasty Freeze??? Wow…awesome

dikola says:

November 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Love…love the first profile, the orange tractor, the super sexy in the hay, and the wildflower bouquet. Love.

chrissy says:

November 3, 2009 at 4:50 pm

uhm, every single picture is good. crazy! love it!!!

Tracy anne says:

November 3, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Ahhh-mazing shots!! Love the slightly unsaturated ones. P.S. that’s straw - not hay. ;-)

Christine Pobke says:

November 3, 2009 at 6:04 pm

STUNNING. Love the one of her in the field and the flare! Sweet jesus. And that shot of you and Ryan shooting is FAB!!! :) Love action photos!

Erin says:

November 3, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Is it weird to ask for bridal portraits three years after you’ve been married? Because I want them! I SO regret not getting any done! These pictures make me jealous! They are incredible and she is gorgeous!!!

Shari says:

November 4, 2009 at 6:10 am

oh my! What a spectacular shoot!

Leisha says:

November 4, 2009 at 7:57 am

LOVE these pics.. wow Ellen, makes me want to go and get married now.. hahahaha.. congrats congrats congrats.. love all the pics, the ice-cream, YUM, the tractor (and the story behind it - nice).. just lovely!!!!

Janice says:

November 4, 2009 at 9:41 am

LOVE!!!

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November 4, 2009 at 11:19 am

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Sylvette says:

November 4, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Wow…a-ma-zing!!! You guys are the bomb dot com! Plus the bride is gorgeous! I can’t wait for our shoot!

Casey says:

November 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm

What great pics ya’ll did! It was a fun time too!

Alaina says:

November 9, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Seriously. these are amazing and so spicy. I love it!

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