I was disappointed when we ended up not being able to go to Florida while Monica and her husband, Jeremy, were visiting their parents. She was going to do a trash the dress session with Megan, my best friend of 20 years, and I was invited along but because I couldn’t go I decided to do a little photo shoot of my own. I was initially going to do a TTD session but decided I wanted to do a bridal glam/TTD in one. I also read an article about using video capabilities to a photographer’s advantage and decided to make a promo video while me did the glam session (watch the promo video here). I recruited my friend, Steph, for the job but her sister ended up coming home from Norway (study abroad) and thought she would be better suited as the bride. Steph had this awesome dress she had purchased for home coming back in high school that she never really got to wear. It matched the bridal gown I purchased PERFECTLY!
A little behind the scenes story. So Colby and I set out to David’s bridal to find their $99 sale rack for a dress. I really thought all we’d find was crap… We walked in and they showed us the slim pickin’s they had left for their $99 sale but the first one to catch my eye was the one we bought. It was the only black and white dress. It ended up a couple sizes too big but a clamp worked just fine to hold it up. We also tried to find the perfect veil but I couldn’t find one I liked. So I ended up buying the netting fabric, the flower, the feathers, etc and putting it all together myself 🙂 I was very proud of my hot glue gun and scissors skills 🙂
Moving on… So Steph and Mandy came over to get dressed up but already had their make up done. Mandy is not a professional make up artist, but she definitely should be. Her make up was amazing. She also did Steph’s make up which was amazing too! Then we set out for some run down parts of Joliet (which if you’ve ever been, no they are not hard to find hahaha) and the Joliet Metra station. While we ended up not trashing the dress, we did the bridal glam session. Here are some of the final photos from the glam session I did yesterday with Mandy and Stephanie Bruno. These sisters sure knew how to rock this session! I have so many amazing photos it was hard to choose so I put them in a slide show for easier viewing. I’ll be editing more later.