1940s Bridal Photo Shoot

A few months ago, I was on the phone with Candace Simpson from Elegant Images discussing my sister's wedding and we got around to talking about our experiences at our own weddings. There were a few crucial shots that were missed at my own wedding and her experience was not too great either. Somehow she brought up the idea of always wanting to do a vintage bridal shoot with the 1940s hairdo and makeup as well as a birdcage veil. I, of course, jumped at the chance! She told me to find the veil and we'll schedule a time! Ebay has always been my friend. When there is something I can't find because it's too exotic, I always resort to ebay. Well, I found my veil on ebay, scheduled our appointment, got my hair done with Regina Roncone, a very talented family friend who's taught classes on 1940s hair, did my own makeup (I was taught by my mother in law who's a former makeup artist), and on one cold February afternoon we did our photo shoot!

Candace never travels alone and so I wasn't surprised when she brought 3 other photographers with her. Krystaly and Matt Koch of Sheer Elegance Photography arrived along with their friend Heidi Lee. I later found out that Heidi is the mom of one of my husband's tennis buddies from his teenage years. What a small world!

They were all so much fun to work with and I'm sure they shot thousands of images.

Anyway, below are a few of the photos: