Bridal Practice

I’ve got my first solo wedding coming up in the next couple of months, so I thought it could be a good time for me to get a bit of practice, when it comes to bridal style shooting. Cue Amber, the girliest friend I have. She’ll take any opportunity to get dressed up, so this was the perfect shoot to get her involved with.

Dressed in her bridesmaid’s dress from her sister’s wedding and my fake bouquet, we get to work. The weather was overcast (less overcast, more rainy), which gave me super soft and delicate lighting, perfect for really getting the details in her makeup and jewellery. For such miserable weather, it made Ambs look super soft and bride-like.

I got major inspiration for this shoot by watching Jessica Whitaker’s bridal shoot videos, which give SUCH great posing ideas and advice, so armed with a list, I was ready to nail these poses. Well, Amber was.

Despite the gloomy weather and drizzling rain, (why is it always raining when I shoot?) Amber looked glamorous and like it was the (fake) happiest day of her life.



  1. August 9, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Love the photos, you’ll do great on your shoot!

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      August 9, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Thank you Molly!

  2. August 9, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Wow – what amazing photo’s you took! I was thinking what you said at the end, it does seem to rain when you are shooting, haha. Despite the weather, the photo’s look amazing – the different shots are great. I’m sure when it comes to taking the real photos for the wedding, they will turn out amazing!


    • Jodiedcmitchell
      August 9, 2018 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you so much Amy!! I know, I thought I’d manage to catch a break in the summer but no such luck haha! X

  3. August 9, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Amber is absolutely gorgeous! Your pictures look incredible. The images are soft yet crisp and defined. Keep up the good work!

    Meg x |

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      August 12, 2018 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much Megan my love, it means a lot! x

  4. August 10, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Amber looks absolutely beautiful and these pictures are so so so amazing I can’t stop looking at them. I love that the sky is darker and her dress has rain drips on! Makes the pictures so unique xx

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      August 12, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you Shar! Amber is so girly, I knew she’d be perfect for this shoot! x

  5. August 10, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Jodie these photos are brilliant! I would be so happy with that if it were my wedding! Do you tell her how to pose etc?


    • Jodiedcmitchell
      August 12, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you Kylie! I tried to, posing and directing is something I’ve always struggled with, but it’s coming with practice! x

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