January 13, 2019

A Winter Styled Shoot | West Virginia Wedding Photography

FILED IN: Personal

Born and raised a West Virginia native, I understand the frustration with our weather situation:  one day 65 degrees and sunny, the next, 27 degrees and a blizzard.  Weather isn’t perfect by no means, however, when it is, you strike.  One of the whole reasons for this ‘out-of-the-blue’ styled shoot was to showcase this convertible bridesmaids dress from cousin Mandi’s wedding back in 2014 in hopes of reselling and making a few bucks.  Seriously, that’s it.  And what better person to model than your own family member?   I’ve ALWAYS wanted to shoot Courtney but never penciled it in. I guess in some cases, spur of the moment ideas work.  Sooooo we have model. Check. Bridesmaids dress. Check.  Grocery store bouquet that compliments dress.  Check.  Fur coat I bought for $10 at Forever 21.  Check.  Winter sessions can be somewhat tricky:  it’s either waaaay too cold or waaaay too windy or both.  On this particular day, it was a warm 35 degrees and no wind.  Literally, perfect.  Enjoy some beautiful portraits of Courtney 🙂

 

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Shoot my OWN engagement ring and wedding band on a pretty bouquet?  I’ll take it every time.

Round white gold solitaire engagement ring resting on pink flower

I mean isn’t she stunning!  Horizontal is my new favorite way for a portrait 🙂

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

And why not in black & white?  I just LOVE a crisp B&W image.

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Round white gold solitaire engagement ring and wedding band resting on pink flower

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Talk about #hairenvy

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

The dogs needed a little photo time.

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Purple bouquet of flowers resting on a snowy wood pile at sunset

Face-timing Cousin Matt.  Hey Matt!

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset

Yellow dog with yellow eyes playing in the snow

My mother-in-law has two horses, Dolly and Sissy.  Their big debut.

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset standing next to a brown horse

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset standing next to a brown horse

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset standing next to a brown horse

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset standing next to a brown horse

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset standing next to a brown horse

 

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset standing next to a brown horse

Flowers make a great dessert

Girl with long blonde hair holding purple bouquet of flowers wearing a long purple bridesmaids dress in the snowy woods at sunset standing next to a brown horse

Aaaand theses dresses are still available!

Three long purple bridesmaids dresses hanging on a trees in the snowy woods at sunset

Three long purple bridesmaids dresses hanging on a trees in the snowy woods at sunset Three long purple bridesmaids dresses hanging on a trees in the snowy woods at sunset Three long purple bridesmaids dresses hanging on a trees in the snowy woods at sunset

 

Location:  My home

Flowers:  Gucci Kroger of Morgantown

Fur Jacket:  Forever 21

Earrings:  Forever 21

Dress (short):  Dessy Group *x-small*

Dress (long):  Henkaa *one size fits all*

Both dress are easy care, all are hand washable, the long dresses could be cut if you desired a shorter dress.

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