I have come to realize that bridal sessions seem to be more of a southern tradition. I'm from the south and didn't have a bridal shoot for my wedding. But over the past few years, I have decided that bridal sessions are so much fun, for a few reasons: 

1. You get to wear your dress for more than one day! 
2. You get to dress up and practice how you want your hair and make-up to be for the big day. 
3. You get to have FUN and be RELAXED without the stress of a busy wedding day - this gives you time to just enjoy being a bride BEFORE your wedding day! 
4. You get some pretty pictures and you can decide if you want a bridal canvas to display at your reception. :)

I was able to travel with Emily to her hometown shoot these beautiful photos at Shenandoah National Park. If you know me, you know I love sunlight. Well, the sun was out all day and then decided to hide for our evening session ---- but we still managed to get some beautiful photos and enjoy our time outdoors. :) Love this sweet friend and the time we spent together during our trip! 

Dress:  Elegant Bridals (Augusta, GA)
Hair: Hello Pretty (Nicky Stewart, Virginia)
Floral Crown: Me :) (First attempt ever! I'd rather leave that to a seasoned pro at flower crowns...it took me forever!)