Bridal Portraits

Amber Grove Bridal Portraits | Kim

November 9, 2018



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Simple Elegance at Amber Grove

Amber Grove offered  simple elegance to compliment the gown of Kim’s dreams. That simple elegance was on full display for her Amber Grove, bridal portraits as she donned a stunning Maggie Soterro design. It was “love at first sight” when Kim first spied “her” dress on another bride-to-be at Caryn’s Bridal . “That’s the dress,” she told her mother. One look at the gown and it’s clear as day that the stunner of a dress and bride were meant to be. The bride tried on other dresses to “placate” her mother, but the bride knew the Sottero gown was “the one” the “moment I saw it.

The Perfect Day

Caryn’s Bridal enticed the bride with a Maggie Soterro gown that was everything the bride desired; a flowing bottom which moved with the bride with a dazzling, simply beaded yet unique top. Flawless makeup and hair from Transformation Artistry and an exquisite bouquet from Vogue Flowers completed the bride’s perfect day. Kim may have envisioned the gorgeous gown as the showstopper; yet one look at radiance of the bride transformed by Transformation Artistry make it clear that the true showstopper was the love she shared with Paul.

Holy and Sacred

The bride’s favorite moment from the wedding?  When she shared a first look with Paul. Her nerves calmed and she felt peace, a calmness, and genuine joy. After the wedding, the couple shared worship and prayer with family and close friends. The bride will never forget the people closest to them sharing their joy and faith as they prayed over the newly married couple: “It felt holy, sacred, and was so special to us!” From the magical setting  to the breathtaking gown, Kim and Paul’s wedding day was beyond perfect.


VENUE | Amber Grove, DRESS | Caryn’s Bridal, MUA | Transformation Artistry, FLORIST | Vogue Flowers 


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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


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Amber Grove Bridal Portraits | Kim

Amber Grove Bridal Portraits | Kim

Amber Grove Bridal Portraits | Kim

Amber Grove Bridal Portraits | Kim

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