Timeless bridal style

This season I’ve photographed many different brides, each in their perfect wedding dress.  Some of those dresses were flowy and ethereal, others curve-hugging and sensual.  All of them were uniquely beautiful.  There’s something about Sarah’s timeless bridal style in these photographs that takes my breath away.  So much so, that you’ll find she graces the front page of my new website.  Like her elegant look, I love the idea that the images I take are also timeless in nature, capturing the essence of a wedding, just as the bride and groom remember it.  Recently I was thumbing through Vogue Weddings and came across a quote from the design house Marchesa that really resonated with me…

“It’s not about putting on something that’s trendy this year, it’s about something you’ll be happy with in 30 years”.

I hope that 30 years from now, my couples and their children (or grandchildren for that matter) won’t be flipping through their wedding photographs and grimacing because “yikes, that’s the way they did it in 2016”.   Of course the fashions and the hairstyles will change, but my desire is to capture a moment in time naturally, beautifully and sincerely.

Timeless bridal style

And because pretty wedding details make my heart pitter pat, I’m throwing in a shot of Sarah’s sparkling diamond rings in a velvet Mrs. Box.

Last fall I photographed Kellie and Ryan’s classic wedding in downtown Calgary, if you’d like to see.  Kellie epitomized timeless bridal style.

Thank you to all of the talented vendors involved in this shoot including…

Wedding bouquet:  Flowers by Janie

Make-up Stylist:  Tara from TOK Beauty

Hair Stylist:  Tara Watts from Hairbrained

Gown: Theia Couture from Pearl  & Dot Bridal Boutique

Veil:  Sara Gabriel Veils from Pearl  & Dot Bridal Boutique

Beautiful bride, Sarah Hames

Sarah’s timeless bridal style captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker


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