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Bridal Boudoir Photography – White Bride – Black Boudoir

The trust my clients extend always amazes me. They trust me with their wedding, their friends and their family. They trust me to represent them well. On occasion, bride’s will trust me with so much more. I’m asked to capture bridal boudoir photography on the morning of the wedding. The reasons to do this are numerous. The photos become a loving extension of the wedding day. They are a heartfelt (or heart-bare) gift for the groom. More so, the photos are a gift to the bride herself. Of course the photos are deeply private as well, which is a trust I hold inviolable.

As a photographer, that inviolable trust presents a quandary. I’d love to show future clients what is possible and to demonstrate some of my work. However, bridal boudoir photography is deeply private. To solve this problem, I got together with my friend Hillary to capture the editorial boudoir session you see below. I love working with Hillary and the whole experience was a joy. I’m simply in love with the outcome.

Hillary and I used a hotel in downtown Cleveland for the session. I purposefully picked a hotel because that’s where wedding preparation so often takes place. Hillary had thoughtfully brought a ton of wardrobe to use. All of the selection actually led me to the a good theme for the editorial – White Bride/Black Boudoir. I think you can pick out the theme in the photos below. It’s simply a play on innocence vs. daring.

I try to offer my clients a satisfying array of options for their wedding, and I’m thrilled to be able to show this small component. I certainly hope you enjoy the highlights below. And as always, thanks to Hillary for the amazing assistance. Even more so, thanks to the wonderful ladies at Something White Bridal Boutique for loaning us the stunning veil and hair piece. Something White Bridal has become my favorite bridal boutique for one simple reason – Rebecca & Karin treat their clients with such care and attention.

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Gorgeous Two-Toned Heirloom Wedding Album for Victoria & Joshua

For this delivery, I met my sweet FedEx lady at the door. I had been anticipating the package ever since I received the shipping notification. Contained within was Victoria & Joshua’s gorgeous heirloom wedding album. I helped them design the album, as I always do, and I couldn’t wait to see the album cover.

Unlike everyone else, Victoria & Joshua chose to do something really unique. For the wedding album, the chose one color of Japanese book binding fabric. For the presentation box, they chose a different color. The resulting set is a perfect harmony of blue. Bright and colorful, while also deep. The Marine and Ice blue look amazing together. I love the album so much that I am considering ordering one for myself in a similar two-tone design.

Even better, their album will look perfect on their bookshelf next to their proof presenation box. Even with the album stored safely inside the box, you will still get the two-tone effect. Victoria & Joshua chose the ice blue for the proof box as well.

Check back again soon. I will be sharing a few more album designs. I already know of three more wedding albums shipping  to the studio.

 
Heirloom wedding album from Cleveland wedding photographer, Hunter Photographic.

Erika & Scott – An Heirloom Wedding Album for Generations

Whenever possible, typically dependent on time, I love to share wedding albums my clients design. Each one is unique and special. Plus, every wedding album turns out amazing. Not too long ago, Erika and Scott’s wedding album arrived in my office. I had just a few minutes to capture the album before I delivered to their waiting hands.

Erika and Scott chose a very classic and contemporary fabric for their wedding album. It’s a gorgeous gray, raw silk that features a very high sheen. The album is encased in a protective presentation box, held shut with a magnetic closure. The ribbon, while only decorative, puts a perfect finishing touch on the whole presentation. Within is an Heirloom album, one of two that I offer. The Heirloom features thick pages, which are stiff as boards. With extra pages Erika and Scott chose to add, the album weighs nearly 10 pounds.

A wedding album should be substantial. They’re supposed to last for generations. I want my client’s grandchildren to hold their album, so I have always been careful about album selection. This is why I insist on the hand-made approach, and why I use Cypress Albums. Dena and her team make it right the first time. Everything is hand-made and everything is custom. I even had the chance to visit Cypress as this very album was being made. Seeing the work in process really helped me to understand how seriously Cypress takes their work. What Cypress does is really amazing.

Below are just a few highlight’s of Erika and Scott’s album. I hope you enjoy!

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I’m really appreciate good presentation. So I made sure to wrap up Erika and Scott’s wedding album and seal it nicely with a bow and tag. As I work on more client albums, I will share what I can. Definitely stop back to see more soon.