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Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.

My Life :: The Other Side of the Lens :: Our Bridal Session on the Farm


I am SO EXCITED to finally be posting these images!!!  I definitely plan to post more about the actual wedding day ... but for now I want to share some pictures from our bridal session done by my friend and amazing photographer Shannon Kelley.

As you can imagine, when it comes to weddings, I've seen everything!  When it came to planning our own, Nick and I were 100% committed to making our day personal which resulted in a lot of non-traditional decisions.

The first of many non-traditional elements: we knew we wanted to see each other before the ceremony.  Doing a "first look" has become a trend in wedding culture these days that I really appreciate.  We took this concept a step further and chose to see each other two weeks before the wedding for our bridal session.  Its not often that the groom is included in the bridal session but we loved this decision because we just didn't have the time on the wedding day to do portraits like these. 

The Other Side of the Lens :: Our Bridal Session on the Farm, Julie Roberts Photography

Nick was very specific about how he wanted to look ... and I loved having his input.  After lots of searching, we ended up finding his suit at Dillards ... it's a linen, three piece, with pin stripes.  My mom actually made the bow tie ... which I think gave it the perfect touch of personality.  I loved the color.  I think Nick looked so charming and dapper.  What a lucky girl I am!

The Other Side of the Lens :: Our Bridal Session on the Farm, Julie Roberts PhotographyLisa Foster Floral Design
The chicks belong to my parents!

The Other Side of the Lens :: Our Bridal Session on the Farm, Julie Roberts PhotographyLisa to do a bouquet for me which gave me a great chance to preview the flowers.

My hair was done by Bethany Yongue.
My make-up was done by Claire T. Balest.

These two ladies made me feel beautiful!!  And Claire even stuck around for the whole shoot to make sure my make-up was perfect the whole time.  I am so glad she was there!! 
The Other Side of the Lens :: Our Bridal Session on the Farm, Julie Roberts Photography

The Other Side of the Lens :: Our Bridal Session on the Farm, Julie Roberts PhotographyWhite Orchid Bridal.  Colleen added the lace collar and sash with a cameo detail which inspired the color scheme of our whole wedding.  I absolutely loved how Colleen took my dress and made one-of-a-kind and perfect suited for me.

The Other Side of the Lens :: Our Bridal Session on the Farm, Julie Roberts Photography

The Other Side of the Lens :: Our Bridal Session on the Farm, Julie Roberts Photography

The Other Side of the Lens :: Our Bridal Session on the Farm, Julie Roberts Photography
The tree of life was a symbol that we used through out our wedding (our invitations, centerpieces, etc).  I was so happy that we found this perfect little tree standing alone in a field.   We used the top left image (below) on the backs of our ceremony programs (another really handy thing about having your bridal session before the wedding).

The Other Side of the Lens :: Our Bridal Session on the Farm, Julie Roberts Photography
So, that's all for now.  I definitely plan to share more images from the actual wedding very soon.
Thanks so much to Shannon Kelley for being awesome and doing such an amazing job on these images.  We love them!!!  And we love Shannon!!!
 

What do you think? Leave me some feedback!

Your Name
Sep 10, 2011Arlene Robertson
Beautifully captured... You both are so down to earth and I loved everything about your wedding day. May you be blessed, encouraged, enraptured by one another's love and devotion as you cherish each moment spent together as " husband and wife". God Bless and keep you always.
Jul 24, 2011Amy McDonald
You look absolutely amazing Julie!! I just love the ones by the tree. All the best to you
Jul 7, 2011Laura Tomlinson
You look beautiful! Killer lashes, lady!
Jul 1, 2011Sue Reach
Wow! I was visiting the site to see if my daughter's wedding pictures were up and what a delight. Love your updo, beautiful gown and the animals...unique. Great job Shannon!
Jun 29, 2011Melissa Craddock
Stunning photos! May your marriage be even more beautiful than your wedding!
Jun 29, 2011Debbie England
So very beautiful! Julie, you are absolutely radiant! And such a handsome hubby! Best wishes to the newlyweds!
 

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