Bridal Bliss at Belmont

December 4, 2013

Venue: The Barn on Belmont
Dress: Dover Grace Alternative Boutique
Floral: Bud and Bloom
Model: CK Jorgenson
Assistant: Meredith West
Horse Assistant: Emily Rusinyak


This beautiful bridal session is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.  I’ve had a particular vision in my mind, and I couldn’t have brought it to life without a team of amazing vendors.  First, I’d like to thank our beautiful model, CK Jorgenson, and my incredible assistant, Meredith West.  I couldn’t have captured such gorgeous images without either of these two ladies! 

Secondly, I’d like to thank Dover Grace Alternative Boutique for finding such a perfect dress for our model and for the “Southern Belle at the Barn” theme we were going for.  If you haven’t stopped by this fun boutique in Watkinsville, GA, you need to!  They have a mixture of prom, pageant, bridal, etc. – they can pretty much find you a perfect dress for any occasion, and they make you feel like a princess!

I’d also love to thank Bud and Bloom Floral in Athens, GA for providing such outstanding bouquets for multiple shoots I’ve done recently.  I’m always blown away by how they craft each masterpiece to exactly what I’m looking for.

Finally, I want to give a shout-out to this fairly new and definitely incredible wedding venue in Athens: The Barn on Belmont.  The outside of the venue provides so many gorgeous photo-opps (fields, a windmill, hay bales, antique doors, and more!), and the inside is charming with chandeliers and rustic chairs and tables.  If you’re looking for a quaint, rustic venue, definitely check this one out!

This session ended up being more than I could have imagined.  It has always been a dream of mine to capture a bride with a horse, so I want to say a huge thank-you to Emily Rusinyak for making this dream come true!  The horse’s name is Liem, and he was such a great model!  He instantly connected with CK, who has worked with horses for years.  Hope you enjoy!

Claire Diana