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September 12, 2011 /

Bridal Glamour/Portrait Session with Tina | Life University Mill | Marietta Wedding Photographer

Bridal portrait session with Tina at the Life University Mill capturing day-after bridal photos.

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99.9% of the photos that we feature on our website portfolio and blog were taken at a wedding, and usually within 10 or 15 minutes during the allotted portrait session time. We know how crazy a wedding day can be, trust us! While we absolutely love it when a bride and groom set aside a little extra time to take photos together and enjoy a brief rest from the hustle and bustle of the day, this isn’t always a reality. Which is why we offer “Day After” sessions or “Bridal Glamour” session or “Bridal Portrait” sessions, whatever you want to call it. It’s a photo shoot where the focus is solely on the bride or couple with no other pressure from parents and family members to say hello, give hugs, and kiss babies. This is totally time for you and to create some extra special works of art to fondly look back upon as reminders of the happiest day of your life. Which brings us to today’s featured Monday wedding blog post about Tina’s session at the Life University Mill. I had originally location scouted this spot ages ago but finally got the opportunity to bring a bride here for a photo shoot so I was extra excited! Since this spectacular old Mill is located on the grounds of the Life University Campus it’s not really accessible during a wedding unless a lot of time is put aside to drive there, but as you can see the picturesque mill and waterfall make it totally worth it!

Bridal Glamour Session with Tina | Life University | Marietta Chinese Wedding Photographer Bridal Glamour Session with Tina | Life University | Marietta Wedding Photographer

We started at the aforementioned waterfall to capture Tina with the water cascading behind her, slowing the shutter speed a bit to let the water blur slightly.

Bridal Glamour Session with Tina | Life University | Marietta Chinese Wedding Photographer

Bridal Glamour Session with Tina | Life University | Marietta Wedding Photographer

I love these wide angle landscape orientation photos, the look like they could be on the cover of a magazine! The dress, the rocks, TINA, everything is simply gorgeous!

Bridal Glamour Session with Tina | Life University | Marietta Wedding Photographer

Okay for some of these poses we were joking around to get a couple of “Asian” poses – where the photo shoots are more akin to fairy tales and the expressions are more ethereal. Tina told us that her sister had a photo session like this back in Taiwan and whenever we see wedding photos of Betty’s friends in China we catch glimpses of this trend in asian wedding photography. We’re trying to bring a bit of that to America and Atlanta with the styling of our Bridal Glamour Sessions 🙂

Bridal Glamour Session with Tina | Life University | Marietta Chinese Wedding Photographer

I moved to the other side of Tina and shot with the Mill in the background, so I thought it was only appropriate to finish this image with a more rustic treatment in Photoshop.

Bridal Glamour Session with Tina | Life University | Marietta Chinese Wedding Photographer Bridal Glamour Session with Tina | Life University | Marietta Chinese Wedding Photographer

I love the first photo above with the back lighting and the cool rock tunnel, but the second photo on the right is maybe my favorite from our session. Tina’s pose is so elegant and soft, I just love the image!!

Lastly we took a couple of photos around the old buildings in the 19th century village at Life University. Sorry but I asked Tina to give me a “super Asian” pose and I think it turned out amazing, I love her expression with the greenery of the village house!

Bridal Glamour Session with Tina | Life University | Marietta Chinese Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes of our Bridal Glamour Session with Tina at Life University - Miles the Assistant

The last photo on the right is our Behind the Scenes shot with our assistant, Miles!! While I was crawling over rocks and photographing Tina, Betty and Tina’s mother were entertaining Miles who was so patient during this shoot! Even at less than 6 months old we are training him for his future job as wedding photographer’s assistant! I had to get one photo of Tina and Miles together 🙂

That’s a wrap for this post! We had such a good time together with Tina, thank you so much!!

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF24mm f/1.4L II
Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
Nikon Speedlight SB-900
PocketWizard PLUS II Transceiver

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Zachary Long and Betty Feng are wedding photographers based in Downtown Atlanta, and when not shooting weddings also love shooting portrait sessions and bridal glamour sessions with a healthy dose of creativity and artistic flair. View our full wedding portfolio at http://www.FengLongPhoto.com/ and use the Contact page or email us directly at FengLongPhoto@gmail.com to check availability for 2011 and 2012 wedding dates.

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