Wedding PortraitsWedding portraits, aside from details (which I <3), are something that I really love taking pictures of on the wedding day; whether it’s for a small intimate bridal party, or one where you’ve got all your best friends included (all 19 of them!).
It never fails that doing photos for the wedding party will keep you on your toes! Not sure what to expect? Well I can guarantee a few things:

  • You won’t have much time. If things are running behind schedule, photography time is always cut first.
  • Getting all the family together for portraits will be like herding cats
  • People are going to look everywhere BUT at you

Bride and Groom Photos

So our job (as the kick-awesome photographers) is to do the best that we can, with whatever we  have to work with: whether we only 10 minutes and have to photograph 45 people or have an hour and only 12 people to photograph.
Even though this stylized wedding was MY event, we still managed to run a little behind, so we didn’t have as much time for formal wedding portraits as I would have liked. But that was actually better because it gave the students a more realistic idea of what it would be like on the wedding day.
That being said, here’s how I break it down when it comes to portraits on the wedding day:

  • Family Pictures – Bride’s Side (and every possible breakdown) then Grooms Side (and every possible breakdown)
  • Bridal Party Pictures – whole group together, bride and bridesmaids, groom and groomsmen, Individuals
  • Bride and Groom (with them pretending like they love each other 😉 )

Wedding Pictures Having Fun during pictures Closeup on Details Looking GQ Handsome Wedding Pictures Boutonniere Detail Wedding Portraits Making Faces Black and White bridal and groom Outdoor Wedding Pictures Bride Smelling the Bouquet Laughing Bride and Groom Bride and Groom Photos Wedding Portraits

Walking Away

No Event Would be Complete without Help Behind the Scenes

Thanks to all the fabulous vendors who made this event possible:

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Fresh Look Photography, Judith Chauvette
Instructor, Project Organizer, Photographer

Baxter’s Creative Events, Sandy Baxter
Wedding Planner/Event Designer

Catherine’s Distinctive Floral Designs, Catherine Gustafson

PaperDolls Design, April Foster

Cake Delights, Jessica Steadman
Cake Artist

Best Face Forward – Skin, Makeup and Color Artists
Makeup, Hairstyling

Pure English Couture Bridal
Bridal Gown, Bridesmaid Dress, Flower Girl Dress, Accessories

Classy Covers, Karen Nichols
Linens, Chiavari Chairs, White China Plates

French Touch Formals, LaFrenchie Johnson


Jeremy and Sarah Winslow, Bride and Groom
Stephanie Arcangelo, Maid of Honor
Paul Santos, Groomsman
Mara Chauvette, Flower Girl