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Leslie : Bridals

Leslie’s bridal session almost was a huge mess.

We met Leslie & her mom at the planned location for the session outside College Station on a Wednesday morning, and quickly found that the location was not what we’d been led to believe. Not only was there no one there to meet us, but the property had been treated with herbicide, killing all the grass and releasing MILLIONS of biting, stinging, evil little bugs. I could see Leslie getting closer to a melt down in front of me… and I wouldn’t have blamed her.

Luckily, Mack and I had driven the “long way” to the session that morning, enjoying the country side. We told Leslie that if she and her mom would trust us, we could take them to some really cool looking “side of the road” locations we’d passed, and what she’d end up with was a session no other College Station bride had ever had. Without any hesitation at all, the ladies said they trusted us, and we were off!

Every few miles, we jumped out of the car and took pictures wherever the light was right. It was getting on near noon, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, but we found so many places that worked so perfectly for this shoot. I know that Leslie & her mom agree that it was totally worth our little detour, and I hope you will, too.

Here are some of my favorites!

You’d never know it, but this entire time, Leslie was getting eaten alive by those little stinging no-see-ums that are rampant in Aggieland. There wasn’t a single place we stopped that they weren’t after us, and the bug spray we used seemed only to ATTRACT them. Leslie was a fighter though, and carried that Top Model face right through the pain.

This barn was a bit of a hike off the road, but so worth it. These photos from the end of our session might be my favorites of the day!

Ooooh, those shoes. Yes ma’am!

Blogstalkers, the next time I post pictures of Leslie in her wedding dress, she’ll have a handsome groom to cling to. 🙂 See you then!

  1. NicoleG

    June 12th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    You weren’t lying these are beautiful!! I love them all!

  2. megB

    June 12th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    The barn images are absolute perfection. Something about the light, and the combo of her Snow White features – truly stunning.

  3. Julie

    June 12th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    A great big “whoop” for these pictures. They are beautiful!!!!

  4. Liesa

    June 12th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Holy smokes are these fantastic! She really could be a model. Love the gorgeous sass! I think original plans should be ruined more often! 😉 These are stellar!

  5. Mandaroo

    June 12th, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I seriously love the colors in these photos and she is so pretty! Her bouquet is gorgeous!

  6. Madlyn

    June 12th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    The veil pictures in the barn are SO good! Beautiful!

  7. Nicole

    June 12th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    That barn was well worth the hike! Y’all got some amazing images! Just beautiful!

  8. Cassie

    June 12th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Someone posted that she looks like snow white and I have to agree that she looks like a princess. Absolutely stunning! Can’t wait to see the wedding shots.

  9. Kylie

    June 12th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I don’t know what the original location looked like, but these are FANTASTIC!!!!

    Gorgeous bride, and gorgeous locations!

  10. Lynne

    June 12th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Beautiful! You’d never know this location wasn’t planned…LOVE the sunglasses shot!

  11. KSellers

    June 13th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    These are stunning!

  12. Abby

    June 13th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    They are ALL amazing! The first two are amazing and all the barn pictures are stunning!! You would never have known that these settings were not the original plan!! They’re wonderful! You look beautiful, Leslie… Great shots, McG!

  13. Mike

    June 15th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    SMOKIN’. So…y’all being forced to go elsewhere was a MAJOR win! These are so amazing and stunning. The barn shots are killer. And those shoes! Perfect.

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