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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

    January 9th, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Taylor wins for me 🙂

  2. Tiania

    January 9th, 2013 at 6:23 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 6:26 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 6:52 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 7:52 am

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

  6. Adria

    January 9th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I love the first one!!!

  9. Angela

    January 9th, 2013 at 8:37 am

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

  10. megB

    January 9th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 9:39 am

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

  12. Angie

    January 9th, 2013 at 9:41 am

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

  13. kristan

    January 9th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 10:13 am

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

  16. Michelle Cortez

    January 9th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    My vote is for Taylor!

  17. Allison B

    January 9th, 2013 at 10:23 am

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

  18. Ambo

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    #20…like whoa!

  19. stephanie

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:04 am

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

  21. Casey W

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:12 am

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

  22. Julie

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:42 am

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

  23. Paige Ann

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:58 am

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

  27. Monica F.

    January 9th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    The bride in the blue truck!! Gorgeous!!

  28. Allen

    January 9th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Anna’s black & white…just perfect!!

  29. Marla Sanderholm

    January 9th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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

  30. ann

    January 9th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    gotta be #9 – fabulous

  31. Bethe

    January 9th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

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

  33. Mike

    January 9th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    All gorgeous! Favorite: #19!

  34. Dana

    January 9th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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

  35. Danielle

    January 9th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    #9 !!

  37. Amber Robinson

    January 9th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I love them all but 22 is my fav 🙂

  38. Abby

    January 9th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

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

  39. Brittany

    January 9th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

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

  40. Jordyn Pitts

    January 9th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    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

    January 9th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Nicole showing off her boots, standing on the rocks!

  42. Claire

    January 9th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

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

  43. stephanie

    January 9th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    #3!! Beautiful!

  44. Amanda Gillett

    January 9th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

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

  45. Kylie

    January 10th, 2013 at 12:08 am

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

  46. Amber B.

    January 10th, 2013 at 9:12 am

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

  47. Tiffany

    January 10th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

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

  48. Chelsea D.

    January 10th, 2013 at 4:53 pm


  49. Grace

    January 10th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    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

    January 10th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

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

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