On the search for wedding photography in Panama City? This girl has you covered! Want to take it a step further? I highly recommend booking an elegant bridal portrait session. This is the perfect way to intentionally celebrate & document the details & beauty of your bridal bliss! Of course the traditional bridal portraits are always taken on your wedding day, but scheduling a separate and stylized session can level up your bridal portraits in a major way!
As a photographer, I recognize the importance of taking the time to plan out portrait sessions. Thoughtfully choosing location, outfit (sometimes brides elect to do a boudoir bridal session instead of wearing their wedding dress), vibes & accessories can create a cohesive look. Communicating and planning all of these details with your photographer ensures that your end results are stunning & personal!
Due to my career in Panama City portrait & wedding photography, I’m quite literally always on the lookout for the perfect backdrops to create dreamy portraits. Annoyingly so, in fact – I’m a bit of a rubbernecker as I’m out and about. Thankfully, the beautiful Emerald Coast has no shortage of stunning, natural locations. When the opportunity arose to plan & photograph this editorial bridal session in beautiful PCB, Florida, I was thrilled. I knew this session was going to be so dreamy! Feeling inspired to focus on the winding beach paths & tropical foliage, I chose this stretch of beach in West PCB. The dunes, coastal grasses & paths fit the aesthetic I was after perfectly. The natural beauty of the white sand and crystal-clear water provided a ridiculously beautiful backdrop for these coastal bridal portraits.
To make the shoot really special, I collaborated with Tye Beauty – an amazing local makeup artist who specializes in creating natural, yet elevated bridal & beauty looks. Tye used a mix of neutral tones and soft pink hues to bring out this bride’s natural beauty while making her feel like a true goddess. Not only is Tye an expert at all things skin, makeup & beauty, but her uplifting spirit & calm, professional demeanor makes for a relaxing, truly pleasant experience.
Now let’s talk about the wedding dress – a stunning creation from AW Bridal! The Esther dress is the perfect amount of fitted, with a beautifully flowy train. This gown was perfect for the beach setting, catching the breeze and creating an ethereal effect. The intricate detailing on the dress adds just the right amount of vintage inspired elegance to the overall look. Our model, Chae commented on how comfortable and well fitting the dress felt – immediately & without any alterations. AW Bridal offers a generous & beautiful range of affordable bridal styles, with options ranging from classic, to boho, to modern & sleek. Check out their other styles here!
AW kindly provided a discount code of: Beseen15 for 15% off your purchase!
So much love for the details! During the shoot, I focused on capturing the bride’s natural beauty and the stunning details of the dress, flowers, accessories and scene. One beautiful way to ensure your bridal portraits are unique & personal is to add in accessories or props. Choose items that fit your personality and the vibe that you’re going for. I added in a vintage, mustard velvet chair to give us an unexpected flair & pop of color & style for contrast against the sand, green coastal grasses & tropical foliage.
I chose to also shoot a roll of 35mm film at this session, and love the nostalgic, grainy, vintage feel that the film scans portray. For the lover of things that are timeless, vintage inspired & perfectly imperfect, be sure to request your photographer to add on film if that’s something he/she offers!
In summary, I feel so blessed to have been able to capture these beautiful moments in time. It was truly a pleasure to work with Tye Beauty and AW Bridal to create these beautiful portraits. I always love collaborating with talented vendors to bring artistic dreams & ideas to life!
I love how the soft, editorial style of the photos captured the essence of the day. Elevated & elegant, with a vintage, nostalgic nod from the add on of 35mm film. The comfortable Spring evening with cool breezes & coastal setting was a dream to photograph.
If you’re looking for wedding photography in Panama City that will capture the story of your special day, or a portrait photographer who will make you feel like a true goddess, look no further. Contact me today to chat about your vision and schedule your session!