Old Salem Bridal Portraits: Wendy

Wendy and Josh tied the knot, and now we can share her beautiful bridal portraits from Old Salem

old salem bridal cobblestone

She was a beautiful bride, and she lights up the room when she enters…so it seemed fitting that her images should be full of laughter and light as well!

old salem bridge bridal portrait

Wendy brought along a few helpers, and they were amazing at making sure we had everything just so…

helping with bridal portrait family

My favorite part of her dress is the back – the lace bodice is stunning, and adds so much detail and elegance to the dress.

old salem vintage bridal portrait black and white

Her mother made her bouquet for the bridal session, and it was just perfect for Wendy. There is so much talent abounding in her family!

hand tied wedding bouquet


Some of my favorite portraits from the day are her casual, candid images…

casual walking bride clouds

The ones where she was laughing with her family, and didn’t know I was still photographing her…

bride laughing barn

And where I could catch her in a moment of silent reflection.

black and white old salem bridge

What a gorgeous, intricate dress, with beautiful lace – made even more beautiful by the bride wearing it!

bride happy yellow barn old salem

One word I would use to describe Wendy is “happy” (or “smile”). When I was planning her bridal portraits, I reflected on how thoughtful she is and how much she cares for those around her. I wanted her bridal portraits to reflect the more thoughtful, peaceful side of her personality as well as the boundless energy and happiness she shares. I loved this bright yellow barn behind her for a brighter, smiling image.

mom helping bride portraits

Last, but not least, we set everything for a rustic image at the barn – with help from her mom to make sure the train was just perfect!

bride rustic barn lace detail

This image is one of my favorites from the session – I love how the lace and softness of Wendy’s bridal image contrasts against the darkness of the wood and barn behind her. What a gorgeous bride!

Thank you, Wendy and Josh, for choosing Simply Southern Photography for your wedding day, engagement portraits, and bridal portraits! It was a joy to work with you!

One thought on “Old Salem Bridal Portraits: Wendy

  1. Pingback: Getting Ready: Wendy and Josh’s Greensboro Wedding | Simply Southern Photography

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