Pre-Preview: Bailey's Bridal Shoot

I have been so incredibly busy that I neglected to even announce that I was headed to Flat Rock, North Carolina! I was given the chance to shoot the wedding of a beautiful lady and friend that I met in college, Bailey Cone. We met through the equestrian program at Virginia Intermont and became pretty close throughout our years there. I was also lucky enough to be able to team up with my favorite fellow VI alumni wedding shooter- Miss Bethany Sanford of Bethany Grace Photography.

Buckner Gap, Highway 26, Tennessee.

I don't have any preview images of the wedding jjjuuustttt yet (hopefully tomorrow, so stay tuned for another post), but I was so excited over these instant things, I just HAD to share now.

So after Bailey's wedding, we were able to hop and skip over to her farm in Landrum, South Carolina to do a photographer's dream: bridal shoot on a horse. Bailey has been an equestrian all of her life, so when we asked to do a bridal shoot with one of her horses, needless to say, EVERYONE was on board.

First, some from my iPhone 4S, edited with... VSCO Cam. It's just lovely.

Bailey & Shadow, Landrum, South Carolina.

Bailey & Shadow, Landrum, South Carolina.

And now for the good stuff (I mean the really good stuff, the above was just the appetizer)...

The polaroids here were taken with a polaroid camera that I picked up at Goodwill for $2. The film is IMPOSSIBLE Project Silver Shade 600 film. What I've noticed with this film is that it's not meant to be perfect. I've got streaks all over the dang place and then it dries really dark. But that's what I love about it.

I'm hoping to have another blog post up tomorrow with actual DSLR images from Bailey's wedding. It was all incredibly perfect.

It's funny how life works. I can't exactly remember how I first met Bailey, but I think we must have been in the Fine Arts Building at Virginia Intermont when she saw me and said something along the lines of, "Hey! You're a photo kid, right? I have this idea. I want to shoot down at the train tracks, I've already asked for permission..." and it just went from there. I ended up going with Bailey down to the local train yard, and did my first fashion/model shoot of her... in a white dress. I would never have thought that 6 years later, I would be shooting her again in a white dress.. this time.. marrying her best friend and true love.

Bailey Cone, circo 2008-ish.