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Favorite Bridals of 2012

Have you voted in the “Best of 2012” contest yet? We posted our favorite wedding portraits on Monday, and one of our 35 couples from 2012 is going to win a huge canvas of a wedding portrait. Be sure to vote for your favorite! 🙂

Today, we’re sharing our favorite bridal portraits of 2012. Not all of our brides choose to add a bridal session to their package, but when they do, we really have fun with it. In the last two years, I think we’ve stepped up our Bridal game a lot… I’m excited to shoot even more of these portraits in 2013!

As we did yesterday, one random commenter today will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, so be sure to comment and tell us your favorite!

Wow. SERIOUSLY gorgeous this year! 🙂

Tomorrow, we’ll post all our favorite “Pretty Little Things” of 2012… don’t miss it!

  1. Mad says:

    Taylor wins for me 🙂

  2. Tiania says:

    Erin wins for me, the top two pictures are VERY her and you did a fantastic job in catching who she is a person!

  3. Willum Lackey says:

    I am going to have to disagree with my esteemed life partner, who commented first. No way around it, the girl on the rock cliff over the water is just too cool for me.

  4. bobbileigh says:

    Today I had a hands down favorite session and that is Taylor’s. The last 3 you posted of her are my absolute favorite bridals from the year.

  5. Kendall says:

    I am partial to one, however, I think the ones from Vancouver are ridiculously beautiful. So soft and pretty.

  6. Adria says:

    My top 4, in order (I don’t know anyone so I have to use numbers):

    9, 8, 1, 27

    #9 literally made me wow out loud. Stunning!

  7. Geanna Chisholm says:

    Here we go again! I cannot choose! #6 – the reflection is awesome; #18 – leaning on the rock + I LOVE her dress; #19 – close up…SO pretty; #25 – on the beach in a fur = love it! Can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store!

  8. Courtney says:

    I love the first one!!!

  9. Angela says:

    #3, 6, 9, – dang they’re fine, and 20 & 24 are faves. Whoop for all the Aggie brides I see!

  10. megB says:

    Taylor’s quickie bridals are some of my favorite images you’ve shot this year. The light, the location, the softness of her hair – it’s all perfection.

  11. Jessica Luker says:

    I love the 3rd photo down. Breath taking!!!

  12. Angie says:

    My favorite is #9 (I think), where the bride is standing by the lake facing away. So beautiful!

  13. kristan says:

    My favorite picture is #20 (I think)… the sunset, the leaves, her GORGEOUS hair, and that dress. I loved it when you first posted it, and it’s still beautiful!

  14. Mandaroo says:

    Bailey’s bridals are my favorites! She is stunning and her dress is so fun & beautiful! I remember loving her bridals when they were posted!

  15. Denise says:

    I love the one where she is standing on a cliff over the water!!

  16. Michelle Cortez says:

    My vote is for Taylor!

  17. Allison B says:

    Taylor will always win it for me. Dress looked AMAZING on her!

  18. Ambo says:

    #20…like whoa!

  19. stephanie says:

    I have no idea which # it is, but the bride in the lace dress with her back to the camera and all the trees and her reflection in the water. Stunning!

  20. Amy says:

    OMG!!! talk about pretty… Ana fur coats images are phenominal!! and pic number 10!

  21. Casey W says:

    My favorites are the ones with the girl in the fur coat! Perfection!

  22. Julie says:

    I love the very last picture. Stained glass windows are so incredible!!!!!

  23. Paige Ann says:

    the one that took my breath away was #3–the bride with veil over her face–Stunning. A very close second is #10 at the Japanese Gardens–such a beautiful setting!!

  24. Samie W says:

    Nicole’s bridal session is my favorite as it just looks like a fun session with the van and of course the lake shots!!! She will be up for anything!!! My vote goes for her!!

  25. Jenn says:

    It’s a tie between Hannah and Taylor for me. Both of these girls are beautiful, their dresses are stunning and they wore them flawlessly…I didn’t take bridals, and both of these ladies sessions make me regret that. They’re gorgeous!

  26. debbie says:

    of the ones you posted here, my favorite is Angela at the lake in the Japanese Gardens- very classic. (sorry, sarah!)

  27. Monica F. says:

    The bride in the blue truck!! Gorgeous!!

  28. Allen says:

    Anna’s black & white…just perfect!!

  29. Marla Sanderholm says:

    The young lady on the side of the ledge is my favorite.

  30. ann says:

    gotta be #9 – fabulous

  31. Bethe says:

    I was there for that last picture with the stained glass – such a beautiful bride and such a cool moment – way to capture it!

  32. Keri says:

    I don’t know her name, but my favorite is the 3rd one down.

  33. Mike says:

    All gorgeous! Favorite: #19!

  34. Dana says:

    Too hard to pick just one. I like #3, #20, and #28

  35. Danielle says:

    I have a very vested interest in quite a few of those beautiful pictures! But all the brides are just stunning, some of my favs of course Pookie and Ang and the hippie bride. I wanna be a hippie bride! <3

  36. Taylor says:

    #9 !!

  37. Amber Robinson says:

    I love them all but 22 is my fav 🙂

  38. Abby says:

    These are all gorgeous!!! I think my faborites are #9, #18 and #25!!! What beautiful brides 🙂

  39. Brittany says:

    I love the pic of the bride in the blue shoes! Beautiful pop of color.

  40. Jordyn Pitts says:

    So many beautiful ones to pick from…I’m still in love with Anna’s photos and also the one of the bride on the fallen tree with the sun in the background. So pretty!!

  41. Coy Lou Phelps says:

    Nicole showing off her boots, standing on the rocks!

  42. Claire says:

    So many beautiful ladies. I LOVE the one with her reflection in the water with Fall leaves everywhere. Stunning!

  43. stephanie says:

    #3!! Beautiful!

  44. Amanda Gillett says:

    I have 7 favorites this time! 😉 #4, 7, 10, 14, 23, 29, 33!!

  45. Kylie says:

    Taylor’s, hands down! I love everything about them, the light, the trees, the dress. Stunning!!

  46. Amber B. says:

    I love the sweet bride with the oranges and vintage beetle van 😉 Those are my fave!!

  47. Tiffany says:

    They are all beautiful! #3 is my very favorite though, breathtaking!

  48. Chelsea D. says:


  49. Grace says:

    While all of the brides are beautiful, I have 3 favorites:
    #3 Reflection bride
    #2 Bride with Veil covering her face
    #1 Taylor ~ Sun in her hair. WOW!!!

  50. Katie Beach says:

    Love, love, love the stained glass! The picture is such a treasure to my family!

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