Bridal Pictures

Red wedding shoes with a bow

Austin Bridal Pictures

by Eric Hegwer on 23 May, 2010

Last week, before the weather got too hot, the bride, her two sisters, mother and I, headed over to Mayfield Park for some bridal portraits. I love it when the family comes along – not only do I have extra hands to help with laying out the dress, and making sure the hair and wedding makeup are all perfect, but I really love it when I show them the photos on the back of the camera first. And their reaction is always the same – That looks incredible! Sometimes the web doesn’t do justice to the pictures. You have to see the prints.

Anyway, Molly was getting married in a few days at Nature’s Point, and needed some last minute bridals.  We did the session on a Tuesday, had the proofs ready wednesday, and the formal bridal picture was printed and ready on friday.  That’s the absolute last minute, when it comes to bridals.

Here are some of my favs from the session.  I just love taking bridals outdoors.

I like to take a mix of different styles of bridal pictures when we do a session.

I like to take a mix of different styles of bridal pictures when we do a session.

Don't you just love the detail on this gown?

Don't you just love the detail on this gown?

I like to incorporate in a lot of nature when I am shooting bridal portraits on location.  I know that using graffiti walls and architectural details might be trendy right now, but I love the light and airy look of the outdoors.

I like to incorporate in a lot of nature when I am shooting bridal portraits on location. I know that using graffiti walls and architectural details might be trendy right now, but I love the light and airy look of the outdoors.

At first we tried using her traditional lace veil for the pics, but then decided that a different, birdcage veil would need to be purchased and used instead.

At first we tried using her traditional lace veil for the pics, but then decided that a different, birdcage veil would need to be purchased and used instead.

Sometimes there is a picture between photos.

Sometimes there is a picture between photos.

Near the end of the bridal session, a peacock decided to open it's feathers and show us his plume.

Near the end of the bridal session, a peacock decided to open it's feathers and show us his plume.

The details you choose are just as important as your gown.  Be sure your photographer gets all the details as well as the wedding gown.

The details you choose are just as important as your gown. Be sure your photographer gets all the details as well as the wedding gown.

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Anthropologie inspired bridal Photography

Natalie’s Bridal Pictures in Houston

by Eric Hegwer on 23 February, 2010

Saturday was the wedding.  That means I can now show the world these amazing bridal pictures.  Thanks Natalie, for such a great time in Houston’s Museum District.  The bridal poses are incredible!  Your wedding pictures from Nature’s Point will be ready in a few weeks.

This photo reminds me of the kind of pictures in the Anthropologie catalog

This photo reminds me of the kind of pictures in the Anthropologie catalog

This was the image Natalie chose to display at the wedding. It was taken right across from hotel ZaZa

This was the image Natalie chose to display at the wedding. It was taken right across from hotel ZaZa, and was made into a 16x24 custom fiber print by Holland Photo Lab.

A new modern classic bridal pose

A new modern classic bridal pose

Bridal Pictures inside a restaurant

Bridal Pictures inside a restaurant

Bridal Pictures with Christian Loubouton shoes

Bridal Pictures with Christian Loubouton shoes

Bridal Pictures in Houston

Bridal Pictures in Houston

This is my fav shot from the session

This is my fav shot from the session

One of my favorite bridal pictures

One of my favorite bridal pictures

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Bridal Portraits

Bridal Portraits

by Eric Hegwer on 25 January, 2010

As a photographer I love to shoot relaxed bridal portraits.

Of course I always include a few formal bridal poses, but mostly I want you to feel super comfortable both in your gown the camera.  For most girls, the bridal session is the first time you are wearing your gown out in public (I’m not counting all the times you have gone to the salon for fittings), and I want to make sure everything goes great, and you get photos you and your mother will love.

I usually start with a few of the very stiff, traditional poses, both from the front and the back.  These are the standard southern bridal portraits.  We find a great location with amazing light, and a pleasant background, then pose you for a full-length shot straight on, where you are holding your bouquet, and your veil (if you have one) flows over your shoulders.  I get these done first, because its a safe shot, every mom expects one, and you are probably a bit tense.

Then, we start to have fun – we will try some other poses, scenes, and ideas.  I like to mix it up, and have some fun, and encourage you to bring props like cowboy boots.  One time, the bride even brought yellow Rubbermaid gloves to wear – you know, the kind you use when you are washing dishes.

Since your wedding gown usually isn’t ready months before your wedding date, the bridal session is scheduled very close to the actual wedding.  I require a minimum of 3 weeks before so I can get you a framed 11×16 portrait (included with every session) to display at your wedding.  Generally I try to schedule sessions on a weekday afternoon – that’s when the locations are less crowded, but I’m always able to work with your schedule.  The bridal sessions usually last about an hour, and you are welcome to bring your mom, or best friend.  Immediately after the bridals, I get the files processed and scanned, and present the proofs to you in a super-secret password protected gallery.  Because I’m working so quickly to get them processed, I don’t have time to photoshop them all.  They are proofs.  I ask you to pick your favorite shot, and then I’ll do the work on it and send it of for enlargement.

And when it’s all over, you will get all the bridal pictures on the disc of wedding photos that I give to you after your wedding.   So if you want to see more samples, or sign up for a stand-alone bridal session, please contact me, and I’ll get right back to you with a rate sheet and even more details.

PS:  This is a beautiful 2-piece Monique Lhuillier gown with a bow, and parasol.

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