October 9, 2017
I’m going to preface this post with this: Everything went perfectly for this shoot, and it was truly amazing. Francesca, a real life ballerina in Atlanta, made such a gorgeous bride, and I am so grateful that she donned her slippers and twirled and spinned for the camera at the legendary Swan House. I have such a respect for ballerinas (dancers in general, really) because they look so elegant, and effortless, but to see her balancing, and her calves, and her constantly-moving-pointed-toes, you can almost feel how much strength and poise it takes to hold those poses and make it look so easy! Serious professionals, folks.
Francesca was amazing and so alluring. Her dress fit her perfectly, giving into her every move and leap, just flowing with her movement. Shean Strong made one of the most gorgeous bouquets I have yet to photograph (the shape on this bouquet is every bit of the word perfect), and the roses and greenery all over the grounds of the Swan House were more than I could ever ask for.
This ballerina bridal was actually my first time actually photographing at the Swan House, and it did not underwhelm. It is every bit of the hype and more. If you have a chance to do your engagement session, bridals, couple’s session, or especially your wedding, there, do it! So gorgeous and absolutely publication-worthy. Timeless, old world beauty in Atlanta is hard to find. And it is showcased so well here. I could just go and stare all day long.
Contax 645 // Fuji 400H
Dress: The Sentimentalist
Florals: Shean Strong
Hair and makeup: Jennifer Neiman
Ring: Trumpet and Horn
Vow Book: Wedding Story Writer