Today's Bridal portraits have changed over the years from being very posed and orchestrated head shots to being more candid and demure yet strong. My goal in making Bridal portraits is to capture and show you at your best while you are doing something - the way wedding schedules are now forces photographers to be quick and artistic.
This portrait of Anjali, below, was made after the ceremony at the Rockeries Park in Ottawa. Because of selection of lens and camera body and a positive mood with simple instruction I was able to capture her beauty with a romantic atmosphere.
The photograph below of Maryse was made at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa right after her make up was applied by Sarah Walsh. Depending on how tight the quarters I normally photograph everything that is going on as you are preparing for your day - Sarah "posed" her hand for this portrait.
A portrait showing your whole dress is a necessity - either before your wedding or afterwards with your husband. The portrait directly below was made in Erin's childhood bedroom while Sarah's portrait (below Erin's) was made at Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm.
You can also go for a run in your wedding gown on Parliament Hill, as Suzanne did in August 2012.
Or make a snow angel as Mavis did in February 2012.
At the end of the day your portraits should be a reflection of your personality and of your time and space, my role is to bring your personality out and then preserve it permanently.