Traci Arney Photography
Bridal Session at Ripley's Aquarium, Myrtle Beach, SC
Award Winning Bridal Portrait NC Museum of Art Raleigh
 Top Asheville Wedding & Bridal Photographer, NC
Graylyn Stairwell Bridal Session, Winston-Salem, NC
Danville, VA Columns, Warehouse Bridal Session
Bride and Seahorses, Ripley's Aquarium, Myrtle Beach, SC
Fine Art Double Exposure Bridal Session, Charlotte, NC
Award Winning Windmill Bride at Elkin Creek Vineyards NC
Abandoned Bridal Series with bokeh and shattered glass
Bride with Jellyfish, Ripley's Aquarium, Myrtle Beach
Ripley's Aquarium Bridal Session, Myrtle Beach, SC
Bridal Portrait in Veil At 214 Martin Street Raleigh NC
Pilot Mountain State Park Bridal Session Pinnacle NC
Architectural Bridal Portrait, Tryon Palace Wedding
Greek Bridal Session, Starlit Portrait, Winston-Salem, NC

The Bridal Session

The Bridal Session is a beautiful, quintessentially southern staple that my national and international brides are embracing. I have very fond memories of, as a child, staring longingly at the formal photographs of my Mom, my Grandma, and even my Great-Grandma standing serenely and quite formally (and in truth, a little stiffly) in their bridal gowns. It's one of the reasons I fell in love with photography.

Just like the modern day bride, the bridal session is not quite so stayed or formal. It's much more about who the bride is and how she envisions her wedding. Yes, it's still a chance to be a princess for a day, to be the center of attention, but it's also a real opportunity for a trial run. You get all gussied up in the gown, the jewelry, those fab shoes you spent months looking for, try out you hair and make-up and really test out the fit of the dress and how the finished look fits in with your vision of your day. The very best thing about the bridal though, is the experience! Spending the day basking in the glory of being the bride, being the glorious bride and model and feeling more beautiful than you've ever felt before. And when we sit down together to look through your images and relive your day, you''ll know your true beauty. After the session is over, most of my brides choose one to three images from the shoot and have them on display as 11x14s or 16x20s at the reception before they go one permanent display in her parents' home. And just wait until  you see the bridal album!!!