December 23, 2013

Venue: The Barn on Belmont
Floral: Bud and Bloom
Model: Cristina Elstad
Assistant: Kara Maltby

This is the first session I had ever photographed at the Barn on Belmont (other than a secret proposal!), and it got me so excited about the venue and all of the awesome photo opportunities it offers!  I’ve photographed at the barn since this shoot, and it never fails to provide gorgeous images!

Cristina and I grew up in the same neighborhood and are now both in Athens.  When I wanted to put together a bridal session at the barn, I immediately thought of her to model for me.  The ironic part is that Cristina is actually getting married in a few months!  Therefore, we did the first half of the shoot in her actual wedding dress to give her some photos that are meaningful to her.  Then we switched out into this gorgeous dress so that these photos could be used before her wedding. 

I want to say a big “thank you” to my wonderful assistant, Kara Maltby, and to Cristina’s mom for joining us and also being a huge help with the dress, accessories, etc!  And last but not least, thank you to Bud and Bloom for providing such a stunning bouquet for our shoot.  Bud and Bloom’s floral designs never fail to amaze me!!

Claire Diana