The photos above were taken at Shadows on the Teche located in New Iberia, LA. If you are interested in this location, you may contact Shadows on the Teche for pricing on the use of their venue. I do charge a travel fee to go to this venue. You may inquire with me on pricing for travel.
The Bridal Experience
If your wedding package comes with a bridal session or if you choose to add on a bridal session I tend to like to have these scheduled 8-10 weeks before your special day. This allows for editing, delivery, and gives time for you to order prints that you may want to display at your reception venue. After the bridal session you will feel even more comfortable with me thus allowing you to be more at ease with me photographing your special day.
Indoor Location versus Outdoor Location
Locations that require a session fee verses Free Public Locations
You have a little bit of deciding to do. Things to keep in mind.
Indoor Locations may offer mirrors to use or a place such as a dressing room or a small bathroom to change into your gown. Indoor locations are suitable for bridals scheduled year-round. Indoor locations may offer an air conditioned atmosphere. If you choose an indoor location you do not have to worry as much about the weather conditions. Depending on which indoor location you choose will depend on the look that it gives your photos. Some may offer a classic and timeless look to your bridals.
Locations that require a session fee that are outdoors may offer an outside area for you to change into your gown. That is definitely a question to ask your venue of choice. Also another thing is most of these types of locations will have stunning views or manicured yards. Thats maybe a question to maybe ask your venue of choice is if their venue grounds have blooms on their yards such as flower bushes or trees. Maybe ask them when is the best time of the year to go for blooms. If choosing this option it is best to have a backup date in mind in case of weather, maybe ask their policy on rescheduling. If the grounds are too wet, your high heel shoes may sink into the ground.
Most free Public Locations do not have a spot to change into your gown. If you choose this route I do recommend bringing a friend or two along to help hold up a bed sheet provided by you. If choosing this option it is best to have a backup date in mind in case of weather. If the grounds are too wet, your high heel shoes may sink into the ground.
NOTE: If choosing a venue, whether indoor or outdoor, please stay in touch so that we can all 3 coordinate our schedules. Please inquire with them about their business or photography hours and their openings both dates and times.
Below are samples of bridals taken at Sunny Meade Wedding & Reception Facility located in Scott, LA
You may contact Sunny Meade for pricing on the use of their venue. I do charge a travel fee to go to this venue. You may inquire with me on pricing for travel.
Below are samples of bridals taken at The Secret Garden in Sulphur, LA
This bride chose the indoor only package that The Secret Garden has. This included the inside of the first floor and the second floor as well as the porch area.
You may contact the Secret Garden for pricing on the use of their venue. I do charge a travel fee to go to this venue. You may inquire with me on pricing for travel.